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

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F. E. Guerra-Pujol

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; University of Central Florida

Date Written: June 23, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Guerra-Pujol, F. E., El Caso de Puerto Rico: A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Puerto Rican Status Debate (June 23, 2016). American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1516489 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1516489

F. E. Guerra-Pujol (Contact Author)

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico ( email )

University of Central Florida ( email )

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