EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Coordination in Networks Formation: Experimental Evidence on Learning and Salience

Matteo Galizzi and Michele Bernasconi ()

No 2005.107, Working Papers from Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Abstract: We present experiments on repeated non-cooperative network formation games, based on Bala and Goyal (2000). We treat the one-way and the two-ways flow models, each for high and low link costs. The models show both multiple equilibria and coordination problems. We conduct experiments under various conditions which control for salient labeling and learning dynamics. Contrary to previous experiments, we find that coordination on non-empty Strict Nash equilibria is not an easy task for subjects to achieve, even in the mono-directional model where the Strict Nash equilibria is a wheel. We find that salience significantly helps coordination, but only when subjects are pre-instructed to think of the wheel network as a reasonable way to play the networking game. Evidence on learning behavior provides support for subjects choosing strategies consistent with various learning rules, which include as the main ones Reinforcement and Fictitious Play.

Keywords: Experiments; Networks; Behavioral game theory; Salience; Learning dynamics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 C92 D83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp, nep-gth, nep-net and nep-soc
References: View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (10)

Downloads: (external link)
https://feem-media.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/w ... oads/NDL2005-107.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Coordination in Networks Formation: Experimental Evidence on Learning and Salience (2005) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fem:femwpa:2005.107

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Alberto Prina Cerai ().

 
Page updated 2024-03-31
Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2005.107