The Economics of Small Worlds
AbstractWe examine a simple economic model of network formation where agents benefit from indirect relationships. We show that small-world features - -- short path lengths between nodes together with highly clustered link structures --- necessarily emerge for a wide set of parameters.
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networks; small worlds;
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- NEP-GTH-2005-04-16 (Game Theory)
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