A Simulation Study on Cooperation Behavior Using NetLogo Software Considering Resource Re-Allocation



On the study of cooperation behavior, agent-based simulation possesses the advantage of being capable to build a more detailed model and perform more elaborated analysis. Macroscopic characteristics of the system can be revealed by the combined behaviors of microscopic units in the system using an agent-based simulation model. Based on previous works, this paper proposes a cooperation behavior simulation model using NetLogo software. A third-party supervisor who re-allocates resources among participants in the system is added to the simulation model. Results show that adding the re-allocator in the system expands the survival space for cooperators and increases system robustness.


Cooperation behavior; Agent-based simulation; NetLogo

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