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Cold play: Learning across bimatrix games

Lensberg, Terje and Schenk-Hoppé, Klaus R. (2020): Cold play: Learning across bimatrix games.

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We study one-shot play in the set of all bimatrix games by a large population of agents. The agents never see the same game twice, but they can learn `across games' by developing solution concepts that tell them how to play new games. Each agent's individual solution concept is represented by a computer program, and natural selection is applied to derive a stochastically stable solution concept. Our aim is to develop a theory predicting how experienced agents would play in one-shot games. To use the theory, visit

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