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Self Organization and Coordination

Scott E. Page
In this paper, I analyze the organization of tasks or activities by a collection of agents. I begin by formally defining organized collections and robustly organized collections of agents in the context of a simple model. Within this framework, I demonstrate that organized collections and robustly organized collections exist and equilibria need not be organized. I then test whether adaptive agents can self-organize in this environment. I find that simple behavioral rules can lead to nearly organized, fairly robust collections of agents.
Keywords: self-organization, coordination, equilibrium
Computational Economics 18(1), pages 25-48, August 2001, Kluwer Academic Publishers
	Author = {Page, Scott E.},
	Doi = {10.1023/A:1013862427081},
	Issn = {0927-7099},
	Journal = {Computational Economics},
	Keywords = {self-organization, coordination, equilibrium},
	Month = aug,
	Number = 1,
	Pages = {25--48},
	Publisher = {Kluwer Academic Publishers},
	Title = {Self Organization and Coordination},
	Url = {http://www.springerlink.com/content/v5427h2261g73hj4/},
	Volume = 18,
	Year = 2001}