Delayed response in the Hawk Dove game

James Burridge, Yong Mao, Yu Gao

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We consider a group of agents playing the Hawk-Dove game. These agents have a finite memory of past interactions which they use to optimize their play. By both analytical and numerical approaches, we show that an instability occurs at a critical memory length, and we provide its characterization. We show also that when the game is stable, having a long memory is beneficial but that instability, which may
be produced by excessively long memory, hands the advantage to those with shorter memories.
Original languageEnglish
Article number13
Number of pages6
JournalThe European Physical Journal B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2017


  • statistical and non-linear physics


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