Peter Richerson (2016-17)

Peter Richerson is a professor emeritus of environmental studies. His research interests include cultural evolution, animal social learning and mathematical models.

Peter is currently a member of Cultural Evolution Lab, a research group devoted to the study of cultural evolution in laboratory scale microsocieties. At present, he is investigating the evolution of institutions to manage cooperation using the Public Goods game as the cooperation task. He earned his Ph.D. in zoology at UC Davis.

With Monique Burgerhoff Mulder, Travis Lybbert, and Mark Lubell, Peter Richerson will lead a Winter 2017 Proseminar entitled Experimental Economic Games.

Learn more about Peter Richerson at his faculty webpage.

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