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A signalling explanation for preferential attachment in the evolution of social networks


  • Jeong-Yoo Kim


  • Hang-Hyun Jo


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  • Jeong-Yoo Kim & Hang-Hyun Jo, 2010. "A signalling explanation for preferential attachment in the evolution of social networks," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 20(3), pages 375-393, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joevec:v:20:y:2010:i:3:p:375-393 DOI: 10.1007/s00191-009-0155-7

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    1. Brendan Markey-Towler & John Foster, 2013. "Understanding the causes of income inequality in complex economic systems," Discussion Papers Series 478, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    2. Uwe Cantner & Holger Graf & Stefan Töpfer, 2015. "Structural dynamics of innovation networks in German Leading-Edge Clusters," Jena Economic Research Papers 2015-026, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.

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    Preferential attachment; Hub; Power law; Network evolution; Signal; C72;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games


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