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Evolutionary Justification of Plagiarism

Karpov, Alexander (2016): Evolutionary Justification of Plagiarism.

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Abstract

This paper provides evolutionary game theoretic model of plagiarism. The paper finds the relationship between author effort, publication value, and the frequency of plagiarism. There are two types of equilibria. Plagiarist-free equilibria are neutrally stable. The only evolutionary stable state is characterized by a positive share of plagiarists.

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