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¿Cuánto vale desertar?

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  • María del Pilar Castillo

    ()
    (Universidad del Valle)

  • Boris Salazar

    ()
    (Universidad del Valle)

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Members of an illegal armed organization reveal their desertion minimum values in reaction to the incentives offered by a government. Depending on the organization’s network structure, the desertion of an individual member will unleash a contagion process that will destroy the local network at a varying speed. Staging a game between a government and the members of an illegal organization, connected through a network structure, we show that the speed of the desertion process depends on the network structure and on its members’ minimum desertion values.

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Article provided by Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía in its journal Revista de Economía Institucional.

Volume (Year): 11 (2009)
Issue (Month): 20 (January-June)
Pages: 199-227

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Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:11:y:2009:i:20:p:199-227

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Keywords: social networks; desertion; game theory;

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