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Cooperation in symmetric and asymmetric prisoner's dilemma games

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We experimentally study the effect of asymmetry on cooperation in a 40 period prisoner's dilemma game in fixed partner design. We distinguish between a high and low payoff symmetric prisoner's dilemma and an asymmetric game combined out of both symmetric ones. Asymmetry significantly decreases cooperation, as low-type players are more likely to defect after mutual cooperation while high-type players initiate cooperation more often than the former. Asymmetry also has a significant negative effect on the stability of cooperation rendering long sequences of mutual cooperation extremely rare.

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Martin Beckenkamp, Heike Hennig-Schmidt, Frank P. Maier-Rigaud

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/26909

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