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Evolution and Interaction of Social Norms


  • Matsui, A.
  • Okuno-Fujiwara, M.


We use the framework of random matching games and develop a two society model to analyze the interaction of societies with different social norms. Each agent repeatedly faces two different coordination games. A social norm of a society is a mode of behavior - strategy - which is adopted by a majority of agents in the society. There are many equilibria in thsi world.

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  • Matsui, A. & Okuno-Fujiwara, M., 1997. "Evolution and Interaction of Social Norms," ISER Discussion Paper 0450, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
  • Handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0450

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    JEL classification:

    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations


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