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In Defense of DEFECT

  • Volij, Oscar

The one-state machine that always defects is the only evolutionarily stable strategy in the machine game that is derived from the prisoners' dilemma, when preferences are lexicographic in complexity. This machine is the only stochastically stable strategy of the machine game when players are restricted to choosing machines with a uniformly bounded complexity.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Games and Economic Behavior.

Volume (Year): 39 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 309-321

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