Open Project to Investigate Money and Economic Systems

Homogeneous Societies

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Zby asks : why OPTIMAES assumes homogeneous societies where all agents play the same strategy, rather than mixed societies where different agents play different strategies. (And would seem to be more realistic.)

Answer :

The main reason for this at the moment is that it’s hard to see how different agent strategies would interact. Any kind of transaction is a property of a dyad (pair) that needs both to play their appropriate parts.

What would happen if a Gifting agent met a Barter agent? They’d end up having to adopt the same strategy if they were to successfully interact.