Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Heterogeneity, Local Information, and Global Interaction


Loertscher, Aleksander Berentsen, Esther Bruegger, Simon (2004). Heterogeneity, Local Information, and Global Interaction. Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics No. 182, University of Zurich.

Abstract

"Consider a society where all agents initially play fair"" and one agentninvents a cheating"" strategy such as doping in sports. Which factorsndetermine the success of the new cheating strategy? In order to studynthis question we consider an evolutionary game with heterogenous agentsnwho can either play fair or cheat. We model heterogeneity by assumingnthat the players are either high or low types. Three factors determinenthe imitation dynamics of the model: the location and the type of theninnovator, the distribution of types, and the information available to thenagents. In particular we *nd that the economy is more likely to end up inna state where all agents cheat if the innovator is of low type or when thenagents are maximally segregated."

Abstract

"Consider a society where all agents initially play fair"" and one agentninvents a cheating"" strategy such as doping in sports. Which factorsndetermine the success of the new cheating strategy? In order to studynthis question we consider an evolutionary game with heterogenous agentsnwho can either play fair or cheat. We model heterogeneity by assumingnthat the players are either high or low types. Three factors determinenthe imitation dynamics of the model: the location and the type of theninnovator, the distribution of types, and the information available to thenagents. In particular we *nd that the economy is more likely to end up inna state where all agents cheat if the innovator is of low type or when thenagents are maximally segregated."

Statistics

Downloads

434 downloads since deposited on 29 Nov 2011
7 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:February 2004
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 22:32
Last Modified:12 Aug 2017 12:55
Series Name:Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
ISSN:1424-0459
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

Download

Preview Icon on Download
Preview
Filetype: PDF
Size: 700kB

TrendTerms

TrendTerms displays relevant terms of the abstract of this publication and related documents on a map. The terms and their relations were extracted from ZORA using word statistics. Their timelines are taken from ZORA as well. The bubble size of a term is proportional to the number of documents where the term occurs. Red, orange, yellow and green colors are used for terms that occur in the current document; red indicates high interlinkedness of a term with other terms, orange, yellow and green decreasing interlinkedness. Blue is used for terms that have a relation with the terms in this document, but occur in other documents.
You can navigate and zoom the map. Mouse-hovering a term displays its timeline, clicking it yields the associated documents.

Author Collaborations