Minority (dis)advantage in population games

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

16 Scopus citations


We identify a novel ‘cultural red king effect’ that, in many cases, results in stable arrangements which are to the detriment of minority groups. In particular, we show inequalities disadvantaging minority groups can naturally arise under an adaptive process when minority and majority members must routinely determine how to divide resources amongst themselves. We contend that these results show how inequalities disadvantaging minorities can likely arise by dint of their relative size and need not be a result of either explicit nor implicit prejudices, nor due to intrinsic differences between minority and majority members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-427
Number of pages15
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 15 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Bargaining
  • Distributive justice
  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Game theory
  • Social norms
  • Social philosophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Minority (dis)advantage in population games'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this