The Prisoner's Dilemma and City-Centre Traffic.
It is commonly asserted that such problems as inner-city traffic congestion and pollution can be understood as examples of the Prisoner's Dilemma Game (PD), but there is a dearth of empirical research that tests this assertion. 587 car owners in Oxford City were presented with three pairs of alternatives designed as traffic versions of the four outcomes of the PD, and asked to state which alternative in each pair they preferred. Only 2% of respondents showed the full set of preferences which ...Expand abstract
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