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Stochastic Replicator Dynamics

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  • A. Cabrales

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This article studies the replicator dynamics in the presence of shocks. I show that under these dynamics strategies that do not survive the iterated deletion of strictly dominated strategies are eliminated in the long run, even in the presence of nonvanishing perturbations, I also give an example that shows that the stochastic dynamics in this article have equilibrium selection properties that differ from other dynamics in the literature. Copyright 2000 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.

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Paper provided by David K. Levine in its series Levine's Working Paper Archive with number 489.

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