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An Evolutionary Trade Network Game With Preferential Partner Selection

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  • Leigh TESFATSION

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An evolutionary trade network game (TNG) is proposed for studying the interplay between evolutionary game dynamics and preferential partner selection in various market contexts with distributed adaptive agents. The modular form of the TNG facilitates experimentation with alternative specifications for trade partner matching, trading, expectation up dating, and trade strategy evolution. Experimental results obtained using a C++ implementation suggest that the conventional optimality properties used to evaluate agent matching mechanisms in static market contexts maybe inadequate measures of optimality from an evolutionary perspective.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University Department of Economics in its series Economic Report with number 38.

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Date of creation: Feb 1996
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