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Inventing new signals

Alexander, Jason McKenzie, Skyrms, Brian and Zabell, Sandy L. (2012) Inventing new signals. Dynamic Games and Applications, 2 (1). pp. 129-145. ISSN 2153-0785

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Abstract

Amodel for inventing newsignals is introduced in the context of sender–receiver games with reinforcement learning. If the invention parameter is set to zero, it reduces to basic Roth–Erev learning applied to acts rather than strategies, as in Argiento et al. (Stoch. Process. Appl. 119:373–390, 2009). If every act is uniformly reinforced in every state it reduces to the Chinese Restaurant Process—also known as the Hoppe–Pólya urn—applied to each act. The dynamics can move players from one signaling game to another during the learning process. Invention helps agents avoid pooling and partial pooling equilibria.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/2153-0785/
Additional Information: © 2012 Springer
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2012 07:32
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/45284/

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