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The evolution of taking roles

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  • Florian Herold

    () (University of Bamberg, Germany)

  • Christoph Kuzmics

    () (University of Graz, Austria)

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Individuals are randomly matched to play an ex-ante symmetric hawk-dove game. Individuals assume one of a finite set of observable labels and condition their action choice on their opponent's label. We study the evolutionary stability of chosen labels and their social interaction structure. Evolutionary stable social structures are different for games in which a dove player prefers the opponent to play hawk (anti-coordination games), and those in which everyone prefers their opponent to play dove (confl ict games). Non-trivial hierarchical social structures can only emerge in anti-coordination games. Egalitarian social structures can emerge in both, but are more fragile in con flict games.

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  • Florian Herold & Christoph Kuzmics, 2017. "The evolution of taking roles," Graz Economics Papers 2017-09, University of Graz, Department of Economics.
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    Evolution; Hawk-Dove Games; Roles;

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    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games

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