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SOCIAL MEMORY AND EVIDENCE FROM THE PAST By Luca Anderlini

@inproceedings{Anderlini2007SOCIALMA,
  title={SOCIAL MEMORY AND EVIDENCE FROM THE PAST By Luca Anderlini},
  author={L. Anderlini},
  year={2007}
}
Examples of repeated destructive behavior abound throughout the history of human societies. This paper examines the role of social memory — a society’s vicarious beliefs about the past — in creating and perpetuating destructive conflicts. We examine whether such behavior is consistent with the theory of rational strategic behavior. We analyze an infinite-horizon model in which two countries face off each period in an extended Prisoner’s Dilemma game in which an additional possibility of… Expand

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