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Contagion And The Speed Of Adjustment In Small Worlds



    (Department of Economics, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent. CT2 7NP, United Kingdom)

We model a simple dynamic process in which myopic agents are matched amongst each other to play a coordination game. The network of player interaction is varied between a regular lattice and a random network allowing us to model contagion in small world networks. Weighting times for an equilibrium shift from the risk dominated to risk dominant equilibrium are shown to be smallest in small world networks.

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Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal International Game Theory Review.

Volume (Year): 09 (2007)
Issue (Month): 04 ()
Pages: 689-704

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Handle: RePEc:wsi:igtrxx:v:09:y:2007:i:04:p:689-704
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