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Endogenous effort in communication networks under strategic complementarity

  • Mohamed Belhaj

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  • Frédéric Deroian

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This article explores individual incentives to produce information on communication networks. In our setting, efforts are strategic complements along communication paths with convex decay. We analyze Nash equilibria on a set of networks which are unambiguous in terms of centrality. We first characterize both dominant and dominated equilibria. Second, we examine the issue of social coordination in order to reduce the social dilemma.

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Article provided by Game Theory Society in its journal International Journal of Game Theory.

Volume (Year): 39 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 391-408

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