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The Evolution of conventions with Mobile Players

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  • Tone Dieckmann

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This paper analyzes the evolution of conventions in a society with local interaction and mobile players. Three innovative aspects are introduced: Imperfect observability of play outside a player's home location, friction in the strategy adjustment process, and restriced mobility. It is shown that, if mobility is unrestriced, only efficient conventions are stochastichally stable. If there are barriers on mobility, the coexistence of different conventions can be observed. While imperfect observability and friction alone cannot revent society from reaching an overall efficient outcome, restricted mobility can.

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  • Tone Dieckmann, 1997. "The Evolution of conventions with Mobile Players," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series n720897, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
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    1. Siegfried K. Berninghaus & Karl-Martin Ehrhart & Claudia Keser, 2000. "Conventions and Local Interaction Structures: Experimental Evidence," CIRANO Working Papers 2000s-36, CIRANO.
    2. Tone Dieckmann; & Ulrich Schwalbe, 1998. "Dynamic Coalition Formation and the Core," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series n810798, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
    3. Tone Dieckmann, 1998. "Stochastic Learning and the Evolution of Conventions," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, pages 187-212.

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    Keywords

    information; political aspects;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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