Games on Networks
Matthew O. Jackson
Stanford University - Department of Economics; Santa Fe Institute; Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
Stockholm University; Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IUI); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
January 1, 2014
Handbook of Game Theory, Vol. 4, Peyton Young and Shmuel Zamir, eds., Elsevier Science, July 2014
We provide an overview and synthesis of the literatures analyzing games in which players are connected via a network structure. We discuss, in particular, the impact of the structure of the network on individuals' behaviors. We focus on 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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 89
Keywords: network games, social networks, games on networks, graphical games, games with incomplete information, peer effects
JEL Classification: D85, C72, A14
Date posted: August 26, 2012 ; Last revised: July 18, 2014
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