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Behavior and Learning under Law: Automata Containing Evolutionary Algorithms

Seth J. Chandler
Organization: Unversity of Houston Law Center
Christian J. Jacob
Organization: University of Calgary
Department: Computer Science
Journal / Anthology

The Mathematica Journal
Year: 2001
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Page range: 301-325

This article studies the evolution of cellular automata in which the cells each contain data and genetic programs. The immediate application of this convergence is to study how different legal rules affect the evolution of learning and behavior in an economy. The study uses the typical "Coase Theorem" scenario, in which neighbors engage in activities that may detrimentally affect each other.

*Mathematics > Discrete Mathematics > Cellular Automata
*Social Science > Sociology and Psychology