Achieving Symmetric Pareto Nash Equilibria using Biased Replicator Dynamics

Achieving Symmetric Pareto Nash Equilibria using Biased Replicator Dynamics

Title : Achieving Symmetric Pareto Nash Equilibria using Biased Replicator Dynamics
Authors :
Somasundaram, Kiran K
Baras, John, S.
Conference : 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control pp.7000 - 7005
Date: December 16 - December 18, 2009

Achieving the Nash equilibria for single objective games is known to be a computationally difficult problem. However, there is a special class of equilibria called evolutionary robust equilibria which can be obtained through a special type of evolutionary dynamics called the replicator dynamics. These dynamics has special properties over the simplex, which has been studied in optimization theory to solve several combinatorial problems. In this work, we consider the essentially hard combinatorial optimization problem of computing the equilibria in games with multiple objectives. We extend the notion of replicator dynamics to handle such games. We establish proofs of dynamic stability of this modified replicator dynamics and present their relation to the Pareto Nash equilibria in multiobjective games.

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