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Confirming Information Flows in Networks

Pascal Billand, Christophe Bravard, Jurjen Kamphorst () and Sudipta Sarangi ()
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Christophe Bravard: Universite de Lyon, Universite Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, CNRS, GATE

No 12-019/1, Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers from Tinbergen Institute

Abstract: Social networks, be it on the internet or in real life, facilitate information flows. We model this by giving agents incentives to link with others and receive information through those links. In many networks agents will value confirmation of the information they receive from others. Our paper analyzes the impact such a need for confirmation has on the social networks which are formed. We first study the existence of Nash equilibria and then characterize the set of strict Nash networks. Next, we characterize the set of strictly efficient networks and discuss the relationship between strictly efficient networks and strict Nash networks.

Keywords: connections model; confirmation; two-way flow models (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 D85 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-03-01
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