DP9127 Games on Networks

Author(s): Matthew O. Jackson, Yves Zenou
Publication Date: September 2012
Keyword(s): games on networks, games with incomplete information, graphical games, network games, peer effects., social networks
JEL(s): A14, C72, D85
Programme Areas: Labour Economics, Public Economics
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We provide an overview and synthesis of the literatures analyzing games where players are connected via a network structure. We study, in particular, the impact of the structure of the network on individuals’ behaviors. We focus on the game theoretic modeling, but also include some discussion of analyses of peer effects, as well as applications to diffusion, employment, crime, industrial organization, and education.