What if criminals optimize their choice? Optimal strategies to defend public goods

Sanz Nuño, Juan Carlos and Bruni, Camilla and Primicerio, Mario (2013). What if criminals optimize their choice? Optimal strategies to defend public goods. "PHYSICA A-STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS", v. 392 (n. 4); pp. 840-850. ISSN 0378-4371. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2012.10.002.

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Title: What if criminals optimize their choice? Optimal strategies to defend public goods
Author/s:
  • Sanz Nuño, Juan Carlos
  • Bruni, Camilla
  • Primicerio, Mario
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: PHYSICA A-STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS
Date: 2013
ISSN: 0378-4371
Volume: 392
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada a los Recursos Naturales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

We investigate optimal strategies to defend valuable goods against the attacks of a thief. Given the value of the goods and the probability of success for the thief, we look for the strategy that assures the largest benefit to each player irrespective of the strategy of his opponent. Two complementary approaches are used: agent-based modeling and game theory. It is shown that the compromise between the value of the goods and the probability of success defines the mixed Nash equilibrium of the game, that is compared with the results of the agent-based simulations and discussed in terms of the system parameters.

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Item ID: 29351
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/29351/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:29351
DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2012.10.002
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Jul 2014 11:00
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:45
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