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A behavioral learning process in games

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  • J.-F. Laslier
  • R. Topol
  • B. Walliser

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The paper studies a behavioral learning process where an agent plays, at each period, an action with a probability which is proportional to the cumulative utility he got in the past with that action. The so-called CPR learning rule and the dynamic process it induces are formally stated and compared to other reinforcement rules as well as to fictitious play or the replicator dynamics.
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  • J.-F. Laslier & R. Topol & B. Walliser, 1999. "A behavioral learning process in games," THEMA Working Papers 99-03, THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise.
  • Handle: RePEc:ema:worpap:99-03
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    JEL classification:

    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General

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