Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2002

Abstract

A spatially extended version of the game of prisoner’s dilemma, originally proposed by Nowak and May, is modified to include stochastic updating and found to exhibit scale-invariant behavior. Two critical regimes with different scaling behaviors are found; the corresponding exponents have been determined numerically. Spatially, the critical states are characterized by the existence of delicately balanced networks of defectors separating domains of cooperators; temporally, the evolution of the critical states following local perturbations is characterized by avalanches of various magnitudes, which cause restructuring of the networks of defectors on all scales.

Discipline

Business | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods | Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Physical Review E

Volume

65

Issue

2

First Page

1

Last Page

6

ISSN

1063-651X

Identifier

10.1103/PhysRevE.65.026134

Publisher

American Physical Society

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.65.026134

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