I am a game theorist with an interest in the evolution of social behaviour.
I am interested in the evolution of behavioural strategies and learning, especially, in the presence of inequality. Previously, my research was focused on understanding how interplay of inequality and other mechanisms (such as information, decision-making policies, etc) affects the evolution of social behaviour. Now, I am interested in how to make better environmental decisions by using insights from behavioural and evolutionary sciences.
Previously, I was a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse in France, a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie fellow at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, and a visiting researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna in the group for Behavioral Economics "Insight Austria". I obtained my PhD from the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland in April 2019.
Email: maria.kleshnina [at] iast.fr
News and updates
July, 2023: I am super excited to announce that our paper on The effect of environemntal information on evolution of cooperation in stochastic games has now been published in Nature Communications. Let me know what you think about it!
February, 2023: I am very happy to announce that I was invited to give a lecture at the Winter School on the Evolutionary Foundations of Economic Behaviour organised by the Queensland University of Technology and Behavioural and Economic Science Cluster at the University of Queensland in July 2023. Looking forward to this event!
February, 2023: For my Russian-speaking colleagues: the episode of the Observer Effect podcast has now gone live! It was so cool to talk to the curious hosts about some parts of what the evolutionary research is about. I really appreciate the opportunity to communicate my research to younger listeners.
August, 2022: next year is the 50th anniversary of evolutionary game theory. Christian Hilbe, Katerina Stankova and I are editing a special issue for the journal of Dynamic Games and Applications devoted to this important milestone. Check it out, we are looking forward to submissions!
July, 2022: our paper on "The effect of environmental information on evolution of cooperation in stochastic games" together with Christian Hilbe, Stepan Simsa, Krishnendu Chatterjee and Martin Nowak received Thomas Vincent Best Paper Award from the International Society on Dynamic Games and Applications.