Topics in the Theory of ESS’s

  • C. Cannings
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 299)


The notion of an ESS is discussed, and illustrated with the aid of certain mathematical models. After examining the definition of an ESS, the War of Attrition with 2 players, with random rewards and with n players is discussed. Certain aspects of the dynamic system driven by conflicts are illustrated using the Rock-Scissor-Paper game. Finally the notion of a pattern of ESS’s is introduced.


Pure Strategy Stable Strategy Payoff Matrix Negative Exponential Discrete Dynamic 
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  • C. Cannings
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  1. 1.Department of Probability and StatisticsThe University SheffieldUK

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