Reciprocity in evolving social networks

  title={Reciprocity in evolving social networks},
  author={Tackseung Jun and Rajiv Sethi},
We study the viability of conditional cooperation in a dynamically evolving social network. The network possesses the small world property, with high clustering coefficient but low characteristic path length. The interaction among linked individuals takes the form of a multiperson prisoners’ dilemma, and actions can be conditioned on the past behavior of one’s neighbors. Individuals adjust their strategies based on performance within their neighborhood, and both strategies and the network… CONTINUE READING