The Evolutionary Snowdrift Game with Punishment in a Spatial-Structured Two-Population Arrangement
11 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2019
Date Written: June 19, 2016
In this article, we propose a Snowdrift Game with costly punishment in a spatial-structured two-population arrangement. In order to generate the results, we use the Agent Based Simulation (ABS) model. The numerical simulations as well as the dynamics observed in the ABS are analyzed and discussed. In contrast to a single structured population, the P strategy survives only in one of the cases analyzed. The competitive dynamics and the evolutionary equilibrium of the game arranged in two spatial-structured populations differs from the standard behavior detected in the literature. Thus, we can observe: (i) entire populations of C and D; (ii) the coexistence of C and P in the same population for the case in which the cost for the benefit of cooperating is low.
Keywords: Game Theory, Evolutionary Stable Strategy, Agent Based Simulation
JEL Classification: C62, C63, C72, C73
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