Phase Transition in the Kolkata Paise Restaurant Problem

  • Bikas K. ChakrabartiEmail author
  • Arnab Chatterjee
  • Asim Ghosh
  • Sudip Mukherjee
  • Boaz Tamir
Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)


An important question in the study of social systems is how cooperation can emerge collectively from the individual self interests. Simplified mathematical models that already assume simple automatic responses of individuals to stimuli can reproduce non-trivial effects in the observed behavior. Statistical mechanics has been applied to coarse-grained models of physical systems in order to connect the microscopic dynamics with the macroscopic behavior.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Arnab Chatterjee
    • 1
    • 3
  • Asim Ghosh
    • 4
    • 5
  • Sudip Mukherjee
    • 6
    • 1
  • Boaz Tamir
    • 7
    • 8
  1. 1.Condensed Matter Physics DivisionSaha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Economic Research UnitIndian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia
  3. 3.TCS Innovation LabsDelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceAalto University School of ScienceEspooFinland
  5. 5.Raghunathpur CollegePuruliaIndia
  6. 6.Department of PhysicsBarasat Government CollegeKolkataIndia
  7. 7.Department of Science Technology and Society, Faculty of Interdisciplinary StudiesBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael
  8. 8.Iyar, The Israeli Institute for Advanced ResearchZikhron YaakovIsrael

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