Cooperation on dynamic networks within an uncertain reputation environment

dc.affiliation.dptoUC3M. Departamento de Matemáticases
dc.affiliation.grupoinvUC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Interdisciplinar de Sistemas Complejos (GISC)es
dc.contributor.authorLozano, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorAntonioni, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorTomassini, Marco
dc.contributor.authorSánchez, Angel
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commissionen
dc.contributor.funderMinisterio de Economía y Competitividad (España)es
dc.description.abstractReputation plays a key role among the mechanisms supporting cooperation in our society. This is a well-known observation and, in fact, several studies have shown that reputation may substantially increase cooperation among subjects playing Prisoner's Dilemma games in the laboratory. Unfortunately, recent experiments indicate that when reputation can be faked cooperation can still be maintained at the expense of honest subjects who are deceived by the dishonest ones. As experimental work is limited due to financial and other reasons, we present here an agent-based simulation model inspired by, and calibrated against, the results obtained in the experiment. We thus simulate much larger population sizes over longer times, and test other model parameters to see whether the observed behavior generalizes in those yet untried conditions. The results show that the collective behavior is qualitatively similar in larger systems and stable over longer times horizons. We conclude that the findings of the experimental work are meaningful, taking into account that the model is strictly tailored to our particular experimental setting and therefore it is a possible explanation of our observations whose applicability to other contexts requires further research. We argue that simulations like the ones presented here may also be useful to cheaply and quickly suggest settings and options to enhance and facilitate further experiments, which, in turn, may provide new tests of the models themselves.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was partially supported by the EU through FET-Proactive Project DOLFINS (contract no. 640772, AS) and FET-Open Project IBSEN (contract no. 662725, A. S.), and by the Ministerio de Econom a y Competitividad of Spain (grant no. FIS2015-64349-P, A.S.) (MINECO/FEDER, UE). A.A. gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Swiss National Science Foundation under Grants No. P2LAP1-161864 and P300P1-171537.en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationLozano, P., Antonioni, A., Tomassini, M. y Sánchez, A. (2018). Cooperation on dynamic networks within an uncertain reputation environment. Scientific Reports, 8, 9093.en
dc.identifier.publicationtitleScientific Reportsen
dc.publisherNature Researchen
dc.relation.projectIDGobierno de España. FIS2015-64349-Pes
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2018.en
dc.rightsAtribución 3.0 España*
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dc.titleCooperation on dynamic networks within an uncertain reputation environmenten
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