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The effect of feedback consistency on success in markets with positive feedbacks

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  • Lamberson, P.J.
  • Page, Scott E.

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In this paper, we show how the finite time expected outcomes in a stochastic ball and urn model depend on the variation in feedbacks by applying the concept of second order stochastic dominance to the feedback distribution. We find that less variation leads to greater expected outcomes.

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  • Lamberson, P.J. & Page, Scott E., 2012. "The effect of feedback consistency on success in markets with positive feedbacks," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 114(3), pages 259-261.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:114:y:2012:i:3:p:259-261
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.10.022
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    Keywords

    Urn model; Positive feedbacks; Stochastic dominance;

    JEL classification:

    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

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