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Altruists, Egoists and Hooligans in a Local Interaction Model

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  • Eshel, I.
  • Samuelson, L.
  • Shaked, A.

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We study a population of agents , each of whome can be an Altruist or an Egoist. Altruism is a strictly dominated strategy. Agent choose their actions by imitating others who earn high payoffs. Interactions between agents are local, so that each agent affects (and is affected by) only his neighbors.

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  • Eshel, I. & Samuelson, L. & Shaked, A., 1996. "Altruists, Egoists and Hooligans in a Local Interaction Model," Working papers 9612r, Wisconsin Madison - Social Systems.
  • Handle: RePEc:att:wimass:9612r
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    Keywords

    ALTRUISM;

    JEL classification:

    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory

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