El Caso de Puerto Rico: A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Puerto Rican Status Debate
19 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2009 Last revised: 23 Jun 2016
Date Written: June 23, 2016
In this paper, the author reviews some real-world examples of costly and protracted wars of attrition and describes the current debate over Puerto Rico’s constitutional status as a “legislative war of attrition.” In addition, the author presents a two-player as well as an n-player evolutionary war-of-attrition model and discusses this model’s possible application to the Puerto Rican status debate and other legislative, economic, and political stalemates.
Keywords: costly war of attrition, evolutionarily stable strategies, hawk-dove game
JEL Classification: C72, C73
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