Repeated interaction and the evolution of preferences for reciprocity
AbstractThis paper models self-enforcing agreements and the evolution of preferences for reciprocity when all agents are rational, Bayesian optimisers. In this 'indirect' evolutionary model, player types are defined not by their "strategies", but by their "preferences". The paper studies the evolution of a community consisting of 'opportunists', who maximise material payoffs, and 'reciprocators', who prefer joint co-operation to exploiting their opponents. Players are randomly matched to play a finitely repeated Prisoner's Dilemma game. In the "unique" evolutionary equilibrium, the reciprocators co-operate throughout their careers, and the opportunists co-operate up to, but not including, the last stage of their careers. Copyright 2003 Royal Economic Society.
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Volume (Year): 113 (2003)
Issue (Month): 489 (07)
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