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Chapter 1. Tool Construction

Seth J. Chandler
Associate Professor of Law
University of Houston Law Center
Health Law Suite 104H
100 Law Center
Houston, Texas, 77204, USA
SChandler@uh.edu

Christian J. Jacob
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary T2N 1N4, Canada
jacob@cpsc.ucalgary.ca

This article studies the evolution of cellular automata in which the cells each contain data and genetic programs. The immediate application of this convergence is to study how different legal rules affect the evolution of learning and behavior in an economy. The study uses the typical "Coase Theorem" scenario, in which neighbors engage in activities that may detrimentally affect each other.

Introduction

Background

The Model

Auxiliary Functions

Computation

The Main Loop Presented in the Abstract

Conclusion

Acknowledgment

End Notes

References

Additional Material

About the Authors


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