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Conformity and bounded rationality in games with many players

By Edward Cartwright and Myrna Holtz Wooders


Intepret a set of players all playing the same pure strategy and all with similar attributes as a society. Is it consistent with self interested behaviour for a population to organise itself into a relatively small number of societies? In a companion paper we characterized how large e must be, in terms of parameters describing individual games, for an equilibrium to exhibit conformity in pure strategies. In this paper we provide a wide class of games where such conformity is boundedly rational, that is, where e can be chosen to be small

Topics: HB
Publisher: University of Warwick, Department of Economics
Year: 2003
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