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Leave and let leave: A sufficient condition to explain the evolutionary emergence of cooperation

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  • Izquierdo, Luis R.
  • Izquierdo, Segismundo S.
  • Vega-Redondo, Fernando

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The option to leave your current partner in response to his behavior, also known as conditional dissociation, is a mechanism that has been shown to promote the emergence and stability of cooperation in many social interactions. This mechanism, nevertheless, has always been studied in combination with other factors that are known to support cooperation by themselves. In this paper, we isolate the effect of conditional dissociation on the evolution of cooperation and show that this mechanism is enough to sustain a significant level of cooperation if the expected lifetime of individuals is sufficiently long.

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  • Izquierdo, Luis R. & Izquierdo, Segismundo S. & Vega-Redondo, Fernando, 2014. "Leave and let leave: A sufficient condition to explain the evolutionary emergence of cooperation," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 46(C), pages 91-113.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:46:y:2014:i:c:p:91-113
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2014.06.007
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    Keywords

    Option to leave; Conditional dissociation; Prisoner׳s dilemma; Positive assortment; Exit option;

    JEL classification:

    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games

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