Title: A systematic approach of multi-person games

Authors: Erika Griechisch, Ferenc Szidarovszky

Addresses: College of Natural Sciences, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Pecs, Ifjusag utja 6, H-7621 Pecs, Hungary. ' Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0020, USA

Abstract: This paper gives a systematic analysis of a special group of multi-person games. By assuming linear payoff functions, the order of magnitude of four parameters determines the type of the games. In our study we fix three parameters and systematically vary the fourth one. In this way we can obtain the battle of sexes, the benevolent chicken, the chicken and the maximising differences games. Our systematic approach is based on agent based simulation. It presents the varying characteristics of the different games as well as it shows how the transitions are made from one game to another.

Keywords: agent-based simulation; Chicken Game; equilibrium; multi-person games; N-person game; payoff.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2009.022936

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2009 Vol.6 No.1, pp.85 - 92

Published online: 04 Feb 2009 *

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