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original papers : Network formation with sequential demands

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  • Sergio Currarini
  • Massimo Morelli

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This paper introduces a non-cooperative game-theoretic model of sequential network formation, in which players propose links and demand payoffs. Payoff division is therefore endogenous. We show that if the value of networks satisfies size monotonicity, then each and every equilibrium network is efficient. The result holds not only when players make absolute participation demands, but also when they are allowed to make link-specific demands.

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  • Sergio Currarini & Massimo Morelli, 2000. "original papers : Network formation with sequential demands," Review of Economic Design, Springer;Society for Economic Design, vol. 5(3), pages 229-249.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:reecde:v:5:y:2000:i:3:p:229-249
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    1. Currarini, Sergio & Marchiori, Carmen & Tavoni, Alessandro, 2016. "Network economics and the environment: insights and perspectives," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 63951, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    2. Carayol, Nicolas & Delille, Rémy & Vannetelbosch, Vincent, 2015. "Allocating value among farsighted players in network formation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 137(C), pages 50-53.
    3. Mutuswami, Suresh & Winter, Eyal, 2002. "Subscription Mechanisms for Network Formation," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 106(2), pages 242-264, October.
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    7. Bloch, Francis & Jackson, Matthew O., 2007. "The formation of networks with transfers among players," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 133(1), pages 83-110, March.
    8. Johari, Ramesh & Mannor, Shie & Tsitsiklis, John N., 2006. "A contract-based model for directed network formation," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 56(2), pages 201-224, August.
    9. Mariya Teteryatnikova, 2015. "Cautious Farsighted Stability in Network Formation Games with Streams of Payoffs," Vienna Economics Papers 1509, University of Vienna, Department of Economics.
    10. Perez-Castrillo, David & Wettstein, David, 2005. "Forming efficient networks," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 87(1), pages 83-87, April.
    11. PAPACCIO, Anna, 2013. "Bilateralism and Multilateralism: a Network Approach," CELPE Discussion Papers 125, CELPE - Centre of Labour Economics and Economic Policy, University of Salerno, Italy.
    12. McBride, Michael, 2006. "Imperfect monitoring in communication networks," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 126(1), pages 97-119, January.
    13. Mutuswami, Suresh & Perez-Castrillo, David & Wettstein, David, 2004. "Bidding for the surplus: realizing efficient outcomes in economic environments," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 48(1), pages 111-123, July.
    14. Mariya Teteryatnikova & James Tremewan, 2015. "Stability in Network Formation Games with Streams of Payoffs: An Experimental Study," Vienna Economics Papers 1508, University of Vienna, Department of Economics.
    15. Jackson, Matthew O. & Rogers, Brian & Zenou, Yves, 2016. "Networks: An economic perspective," CEPR Discussion Papers 11452, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    16. Dutta, Bhaskar & Ghosal, Sayantan & Ray, Debraj, 2005. "Farsighted network formation," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 122(2), pages 143-164, June.
    17. Jackson, Matthew O., 2005. "Allocation rules for network games," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 51(1), pages 128-154, April.
    18. Laurent Tambayong, 2007. "Dynamics of Network Formation Processes in the Co-Author Model," Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 10(3), pages 1-2.
    19. Filippo Vergara Caffarelli, 2009. "Networks with decreasing returns to linking," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 734, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
    20. Sergio Currarini & Carmen Marchiori & Alessandro Tavoni, 2016. "Network Economics and the Environment: Insights and Perspectives," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 65(1), pages 159-189, September.

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    Keywords

    Link formation; efficient networks; payoff division;

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    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory

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