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Respond to the question: Cooperation in Chicken?

 11/06/2000 08:55 AM by Walter;
1) I don't get why Yield-Yield is cooperation. In fact, it seems that this is not cooperation. >>Let me rephrase my question. What are two players that yield cooperating about? The matrix can be seen as: 3,3 1,4 4,1 0,0 >My

 11/03/2000 12:46 PM by Diego Miranda;
1) I don't get why Yield-Yield is cooperation. In fact, it seems that this is not cooperation. The matrix can be seen as: 3,3 1,4 4,1 0,0 In [View full text and thread]

 11/02/2000 09:32 AM by Walter;
I have two comments to your inquiry: 1) I don't get why Yield-Yield is cooperation. In fact, it seems that this is not cooperation. 2) The 1-shot game has three NE: Yield-Insist, Insist-Yield and a NE in mixed strategies. All of the [View full text and thread]

 10/30/2000 02:18 PM by Diego Miranda; Cooperation in Chicken
What are the conditions under which mutual cooperation can be endogenously achieved in chicken?

As i see it, this would occur when players are drawn from a homogenous population that perceives itself as such,
when no knowledge from previous games is assumed, and when the players are assumed to have equal endownment
(i.e., when none can credibly commit to dare by relying in some "outside" resource the otierh player cannot count
with).

Goven the above, mixed strategies could lead to mutual cooperation 1/6 * 1/6 of the time --that is, if players choose
1/3 dare, 1/3 chicken, and 1/3 randomly between chicken and dare, only (1/3)/2 of the time will a player cooperate,
and since their moves are independent (are they?) the probability of actual cooperation will be 1/36. Is that correct?

I could not find Taylor and Ward's 1982 article (i have been off campus for a year now) --Taylor, M. and H. Ward.
"Chickens, Whales and Lumpy Goods: alternative Models of Public-Goods Provision," Political Studies, vol. 30 (1982)--
but acording to Mueller (Social choice II) they apparently argue that a super-chicken game would allow for endogenous
cooperation, much as PD, Mueller implies, does. I cannot see how that could be the case...