Individual strategy update and emergence of cooperation in social networks

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dc.contributor.author Roca, Carlos P.
dc.contributor.author Sánchez, Angel
dc.contributor.author Cuesta, José A.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-31T08:41:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-31T23:00:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of Mathematical Sociology, vol. 36, n. 1, 2012. Pp. 1-12
dc.identifier.issn 0022-250X (print version)
dc.identifier.issn 1545-5874 (online version)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/15035
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we critically study whether social networks can explain the emergence of cooperative behavior. We carry out an extensive simulation program in which we study the most representative social dilemmas. For the Prisoner’s Dilemma, it turns out that the emergence of cooperation is very dependent on the micro-dynamics. On the other hand, network clustering mostly facilitates global cooperation in the Stag Hunt game, whereas degree heterogeneity promotes cooperation in Snowdrift dilemmas. Thus, social networks do not promote cooperation in general, because the macrooutcome is not robust under change of dynamics. Therefore, having specific applications of interest in mind is crucial to include the appropriate microdetails in a good model.
dc.description.sponsorship This work has been supported by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain) through grant MOSAICO, and by Comunidad de Madrid (Spain) through grant MODELICO-CM.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.title Individual strategy update and emergence of cooperation in social networks
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0022250X.2010.520830
dc.subject.eciencia Matemáticas
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/0022250X.2010.520830
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2009/ESP-1691/MODELICO
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. FIS2011-22449/PRODIEVO
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. FIS2006-01485/MOSAICO
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