Effect of spatial structure on the evolution of cooperation

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dc.contributor.author Pérez Roca, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Cuesta, José A.
dc.contributor.author Sánchez, Angel
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-08T13:05:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-08T13:05:35Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Physical Review E 80, 046106 (2009)
dc.identifier.issn 1539-3755
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/7168
dc.description 16 pages, 14 figures.-- PACS nrs.: 89.65.−s, 87.23.Ge, 87.23.Kg, 02.50.Le.-- ArXiv pre-print available at: http://arxiv.org/abs/0806.1649
dc.description.abstract Spatial structure is known to have an impact on the evolution of cooperation, and so it has been intensively studied during recent years. Previous work has shown the relevance of some features, such as the synchronicity of the updating, the clustering of the network, or the influence of the update rule. This has been done, however, for concrete settings with particular games, networks, and update rules, with the consequence that some contradictions have arisen and a general understanding of these topics is missing in the broader context of the space of 2×2 games. To address this issue, we have performed a systematic and exhaustive simulation in the different degrees of freedom of the problem. In some cases, we generalize previous knowledge to the broader context of our study and explain the apparent contradictions. In other cases, however, our conclusions refute what seems to be established opinions in the field, as for example the robustness of the effect of spatial structure against changes in the update rule, or offer new insights into the subject, e.g., the relation between the intensity of selection and the asymmetry between the effects on games with mixed equilibria.
dc.description.sponsorship This work is partially supported by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain) under Grants Ingenio-MATHEMATICA and MOSAICO, and by Comunidad de Madrid (Spain) under Grants SIMUMAT-CM and MOSSNOHO-CM.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher The American Physical Society
dc.rights © The American Physical Society
dc.subject.other [PACS] Social and economic systems
dc.subject.other [PACS] Dynamics of social systems
dc.subject.other [PACS] Dynamics of evolution
dc.subject.other [PACS] Decision theory and game theory
dc.title Effect of spatial structure on the evolution of cooperation
dc.type article
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dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.80.046106
dc.subject.eciencia Matemáticas
dc.identifier.doi 10.1103/PhysRevE.80.046106
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