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DOVE: Evolution of Finite Automata in Repeated 2x2 Games


  • Xavier Vila



General model that uses Genetic Algorithms to simulate the evolution of Finite Automata in repeated symmetric 2x2 games with configurable payoffs, such as the Repeated Prisoners' Dilemma. The model is developed in Linux, is fully functional and the documentation is almost finished. It has a Tcl/Tk interface to control all the parameters and internals of the model, and to do some analysis with the output. A modern interface is planned but not yet started. It features a useful batch mode to run multiple simulation with the same parameter values and to produce Gretl readable files for statistical analysis and robustness tests. Special emphasis is put on the analysis of different crossover mechanisms.

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  • Xavier Vila, 2005. "DOVE: Evolution of Finite Automata in Repeated 2x2 Games," Grecs Computer Code 001.05, Research Group in Computation and Simulations (GRECS).
  • Handle: RePEc:aub:grecss:001.05

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    1. Achim Schmillen, 2010. "Are Wages Equal Across Sectors of Production? A Panel Data Analysis for Tradable and Non-Tradable Goods," Working Papers 285, Leibniz Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and Southeast European Studies).

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    JEL classification:

    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty


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