We study the evolution of preference interdependence in aggregative games which are symmetric with respect to material payoffs but asymmetric with respect to player objective functions. We identify a class of aggregative games whose equilibria have the property that the players with interdependent preferences (who care not only about their own material payo¤s but also about their payo¤s relative to others) earn strictly higher material payo¤s than do the material payo ¤ maximizers. Included in the class are common pool resource and public good games. If each member of the population interacts with each other member (the playing-the-field model), we show that any evolutionary selection dynamic satisfying a weak payoff monotonicity condition implies that only interdependent preferences can survive in the long run
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