This paper focuses on the role that social norms play in the selection of equilibrium points seen as social conventions under unforeseen contingencies | that is, their role in the emergence of regularities of behavior which are self-enforcing and eectively adhered to by bounded rational agents due to their self-policing incentives. Dierently stated, given a set of game situations imperfectly described, we want to understand how general and abstract norms provide at least the starting point for a norm-based equilibrium selection reasoning procedure which in the end will be able to determine which equilibrium point, belonging to perfectly described games, will be played as the unique solution of each imperfectly described game. In order to solve such a problem we introduce a selection process based on the reformulation of default logic in terms of possibility theory. Keywords: Social norms; Equilibrium selection; Unforeseen contingencies; Fuzzy logic; Possibility theory; Default reasoning.
|Titolo:||A Fuzzy Logic and Default Reasoning Model of Social Norms and Equilibrium Selection in Games under Unforeseen Contingenies|
|Autori:||Sacconi, Lorenzo; S., Moretti|
|Titolo del periodico:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UNCERTAINTY, FUZZINESS AND KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|