Re: Cooperation & Trust LO5766

From: John Conover <>
Subject: Re: Cooperation & Trust LO5766
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 20:21:08 -0800 writes:
> Replying to LO5750 -- was Use of metaphors
> >Robert Axelrod has done a wonderfully accessible work on the
> >development of trust "The Source of Cooperation" or some such title.
> >He has advanced that work remarkable by develooping approaches with
> >genetic algorithms looking at competing strategies.
> While I have not yet read Axelrod ( and will add him to my list), I have
> studied cooperation in the biological, cellular automata and game theory
> domains.  I think there is a distinction between cooperation and trust.
> Whereas cooperation is a powerful strategy (in evolution, business and
> game theory) it does not require trust.  For example, a Tit-for-Tat
> strategy is cooperative ( and very sucessful) but not trusting.

FYI, there is a lot of game theory info on the web:
    History of Game Theory
    Al Roth's Game Theory and Experimental Economics Page
    Game Theory and Information (C7,D8)


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