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Title:Through trial & error to collusion PDF Logo
Authors:Huck, Steffen
Oechssler, Jörg
Normann, Hans-Theo
Issue Date:1999
Series/Report no.:Discussion Papers, Interdisciplinary Research Project 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes 1999,57
Abstract:In this note we study a very simple trial & error learning process in the context of a Cournot oligopoly. Without any knowledge of the payoff functions players increase, respectively decrease, their quantity by one unit as long as this leads to higher profits. We show that despite the absence of any coordination or punishing device this process converges to a collusive outcome.
JEL:C72
L13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10046474
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Discussion Papers, SFB 373, HU Berlin

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