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A Survey of Models of Network Formation: Stability and Efficiency

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  • Matthew O. Jackson

    (California Institute of Technology)

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I survey the recent literature on the formation of networks. I provide definitions of network games, a number of examples of models from the literature, and discuss some of what is known about the (in)compatibility of overall societal welfare with individual incentives to form and sever links.

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Keywords: networks; network games; allocation rules; stable networks; efficient networks; network formation;

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