Networks and Groups: Models of Strategic Formation / Edition 1

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The organization of individuals into networks and groups is of fundamental importance in many social and economic interactions. Examples range from networks of personal contacts used to obtain information about job opportunities to the formation of trading partnerships, alliances, cartels, and federations. Much of our understanding of how and why such networks and groups form, and the precise way in which the network or groups structure affects outcomes of social and economic interaction, is relatively new. This volume collects some of the central papers in this recent literature, which have made important progress on this topic.

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"A network is a very powerful tool for describing the structure of association among agents … . This volume is indispensable for getting a comprehensive overview of this area of research. … the volume is indeed very valuable for learning about the strategic aspects of group formation, especially network formation. … beginning with the pioneering works a selection of the important subsequent research is included. Although this field is developing very rapidly, this book should remain a useful point of reference for a long time." (Anindya Bhattacharya, Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 23 (1), 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540431138
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 1/17/2003
  • Series: Studies in Economic Design Series
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

B.Dutta,M.Jackson: On the Formation of Networks and Groups.- R.Myerson: Graphs and Cooperation in Games.- M.Jackson,A.Wolinsky: A Strategic Model of Social and Economic Networks.- C.Johnson,R.Gilles: Spatial Social Networks.- B.Dutta,S.Mutuswami: Stable Networks.- M.Jackson: The Stability and Efficiency of Economic and Social Networks.- V.Bala,S.Goyal: A Noncooperative Model of Network Formation.- B.Dutta,M.Jackson: The Stability and Efficiency of Directed Communication Networks.- R.Aumann,R.Myerson: Endogenous Formation of Links Between Players and of Coalitions.- B.Dutta,A.van den Nouweland,S.Tijs: Link Formation in Cooperative Situations.- M.Slikker,A.van den Nouweland: Network Formation Models With Costs for Establishing Links.- S.Currarini,M.Morelli: Network Formation With Sequential Demands.- A.Gerber: Coalition Formation in General NTU Games.- V.Bala,S.Goyal: A Strategic Analysis of Network Reliability.- A.Watts: A Dynamic Model of Network Formation.- and other

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