Theory Seminar: Jonathan Newton (Kyoto University) – School of Economics Theory Seminar: Jonathan Newton (Kyoto University) – School of Economics

Theory Seminar: Jonathan Newton (Kyoto University)

The School of Economics invites you to a seminar by Jonathan Newton (Kyoto University).

Conventions Under Heterogeneous Choice Rules

Abstract

Strategies of players in a population are updated according to the choice rules of agents, where each agent is a player or a coalition of players. It is known that classic results on the stochastic stability of conventions are due to an asymmetry property of the strategy updating process. We show that asymmetry can be defined at the level of the choice rule and that asymmetric rules can be mixed and matched whilst retaining asymmetry of the aggregate process. Specifically, we show robustness of asymmetry to heterogeneity within an agent (Alice follows different rules at different times); heterogeneity between agents (Alice and Bob follow different rules); and heterogeneity in the timing of strategy updating. These results greatly expand and convexify the domain of choice rules for which results on the stochastic stability of conventions are known.

Date

Sep 06 2019
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Time

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Room 441
Social Sciences Building (A02)
Category

Organizer

Dave Mc Manamon
Phone
93514587
Email
dave.mcmanamon@sydney.edu.au

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