The coexistence of conventions

Sugden, R. (1995) The coexistence of conventions. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 28 (2). pp. 241-256. ISSN 0167-2681

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The paper presents a model of repeated, anonymous play of a 2 × 2 game with two strict Nash equilibria, one of which risk-dominates the other. Stage games differ according to their location in a "social space"; players receive noisy signals of these locations. The dynamics of the model are such that strategy choices, conditional on any signal, gravitate towards whichever strategy maximizes expected utility. Social space need not be uniform. Certain kinds of non-uniformity in social space can allow stationary states in which the two equilibria coexist, each being played in a different region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: convention,coordination game,equilibrium selection
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Economic Theory
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Competition Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Behavioural Economics
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Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 13:48
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2023 23:44

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