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An n-person battle of sexes game

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  • Zhao, Jijun
  • Szilagyi, Miklos N.
  • Szidarovszky, Ferenc

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The n-person Battle of Sexes game is first introduced. The game’s properties are discussed and payoff functions are modeled under the main assumption that players’ payoffs are based on whether they like their choices or not and also on how many other players have the same choices. Linear payoff functions are assumed and the existence of the Nash equilibrium is examined. The dependence of the equilibrium on model parameters is also analyzed.

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  • Zhao, Jijun & Szilagyi, Miklos N. & Szidarovszky, Ferenc, 2008. "An n-person battle of sexes game," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 387(14), pages 3669-3677.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:387:y:2008:i:14:p:3669-3677 DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2007.09.053
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    1. Russell Cooper & Douglas V. DeJong & Robert Forsythe & Thomas W. Ross, 1989. "Communication in the Battle of the Sexes Game: Some Experimental Results," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 20(4), pages 568-587, Winter.
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    1. Hernández, Penélope & Muñoz-Herrera, Manuel & Sánchez, Ángel, 2013. "Heterogeneous network games: Conflicting preferences," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, pages 56-66.
    2. Zhao, Jijun & Szilagyi, Miklos N. & Szidarovszky, Ferenc, 2008. "n-person Battle of sexes games—a simulation study," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 387(14), pages 3678-3688.
    3. Bischi, Gian-Italo & Merlone, Ugo, 2010. "Binary choices in small and large groups: A unified model," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 389(4), pages 843-853.
    4. Alonso-Sanz, Ramón, 2011. "Self-organization in the spatial battle of the sexes with probabilistic updating," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 390(16), pages 2956-2967.
    5. Ramón Alonso-Sanz, 2012. "The Spatialized, Continuous-Valued Battle of the Sexes," Dynamic Games and Applications, Springer, vol. 2(2), pages 177-194, June.

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