Journal article

Emergence of heterogeneity in a noncompetitive resource allocation problem

  • Matzke, Christina Bonn Graduate School of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Challet, Damien Physics Department, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
    25.07.2011
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  • Physical Review E statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics. - 2011, vol. 84, no. 1, p. 016107
English Tuning one’s shower in some hotels may turn into a challenging coordination game with imperfect information. The temperature sensitivity increases with the number of agents, making the problem possibly unlearnable. Because there is in practice a finite number of possible tap positions, identical agents are unlikely to reach even approximately their favorite water temperature. We show that a population of agents with homogeneous strategies is evolutionary unstable, which gives insights into the emergence of heterogeneity, the latter being tempting but risky.
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Faculté des sciences
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Physique
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  • English
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Physics
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