Publications
Authors:
  • Bernardo Huberman , Nathalie Glance
Citation:
Modelling Rational and Moral Agents, Ed.: P. Danielson, Oxford Univ. Press
Abstract:
Individuals in groups must often choose between acting selfishly and cooperating for the common good. The
choices they make are based on their beliefs on how they expect their actions to affect others. We show that
for a broad set of beliefs and group characteristics cooperation can appear spontaneously in non-cooperative
groups after very long periods of time. When delays in information are unavoidable the group dynamics acquires
a wide repertoire of behaviors, ranging from opportunistic oscillations to bursty chaos, thus excluding the
possibility of sustained cooperation.
Year:
1996
Report number:
1996/200
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