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Strategic interaction and aggregate incentives

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  • Belhaj, Mohamed
  • Deroïan, Frédéric

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We consider a model of interdependent efforts, with linear interaction and lower bound on effort. Our setting encompasses asymmetric interaction and heterogeneous agents’ characteristics. We examine the impact of a rise of cross-effects on aggregate efforts. We show that the sign of the comparative static effects is related to a condition of balancedness of the interaction. Moreover, we point out that asymmetry and heterogeneous characteristics are sources of non-monotonic variation of aggregate efforts.

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  • Belhaj, Mohamed & Deroïan, Frédéric, 2013. "Strategic interaction and aggregate incentives," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(3), pages 183-188.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:49:y:2013:i:3:p:183-188
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2013.02.003
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    1. Jackson, Matthew O. & Zenou, Yves, 2015. "Games on Networks," Handbook of Game Theory with Economic Applications,, Elsevier.
    2. de Martí, Joan & Zenou, Yves, 2015. "Network games with incomplete information," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 221-240.
    3. Chen, Hong & Lam, Jasmine Siu Lee & Liu, Nan, 2018. "Strategic investment in enhancing port–hinterland container transportation network resilience: A network game theory approach," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 111(C), pages 83-112.
    4. Belhaj, Mohamed & Bramoullé, Yann & Deroïan, Frédéric, 2014. "Network games under strategic complementarities," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 88(C), pages 310-319.

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