Incomplete Information and Logistical Network Equilibria

  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Spatial and Network Economics book series (ADVS ECONOMICS)


In his stimulating book ‘Infinite in All Directions’, F.J. Dyson manifested the possibility of new frontiers for the ‘Science of Diversity’, and presented a disputable hypothesis on the evolution of organisms (Dyson, 1988). According to his arguments, the most fundamental mechanism for catalyzing the evolutionary process should be sought in the fact that biological synthesis is ingeniously accomplished by interactions between the hardware and software of genes. The preservation of the species can be accomplished only by perfectly-functioning hardware. No error is allowed in the replication mechanism of genes. On the other hand, each species, surprisingly enough, has shown infinite diversity in its individuality (software) as can be easily demonstrated in humankind. Thus, the separation of the hardware and software of the organism enables every species to create immensely complicated systems and to retain the compatibility between the perfection in its replication process and the infinite dimensions in its diversified individuality.


Private Information Incomplete Information Payoff Function Pure Strategy Rational Expectation 
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