Re: Coordinating Sex Roles

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 13:42:43 -0700 (PDT)

Lee Daniel Crocker writes:
>> It might help you to think in terms of multiple equilibria in a game
>> in game theory. In a game it is important to coordinate each player's
>> expectations regarding what others will do with actual action choices.
>This is to sneak in the assumption that the rules of the game include
>the social norms.

Sorry, this is just not true. Games really can have multiple
equilibria, even with no explicit modeling of "social norms".
Consider the standard 2x2 "battle of the sexes" game.

Robin D. Hanson