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, Volume 79, Issue 9, pp 1722–1731 | Cite as

Models of Two-Stage Mutual Best Choice

  • S. I. Dotsenko
  • A. A. Ivashko
Mathematical Game Theory and Applications
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Abstract

In this paper, we develop and study a game-theoretic model of mutual choice with two types of agents (groups) as follows. Each agent wants to make a couple with another agent from the opposite group. In contrast to classical best-choice models, two agents make a couple only by mutual agreement. We consider two setups, namely, natural mating (each agent acts in accordance with personal interests) and artificial selection (forced mating to maximize the average quality of couples). In the first case, the Nash equilibrium is determined; in the second case, an optimal selection procedure is designed. We analyze some modifications of the problem with different payoff functions and incomplete information.

Keywords

mutual choice population natural mating selection Nash equilibrium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Taras Shevchenko National University of KyivKyivUkraine
  2. 2.Institute of Applied Mathematical Research, Karelian Research CenterRussian Academy of SciencesPetrozavodskRussia

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