What is the Value of Desertion?
Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 11, No. 20, First semester of 2009
29 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2009
Date Written: June 30, 2009
Members of an illegal armed organization reveal their desertion minimum values in reaction to the incentives offered by a government. Depending on the organization’s network structure, the desertion of an individual member will unleash a contagion process that will destroy the local network at a varying speed. Staging a game between a government and the members of an illegal organization, connected through a network structure, we show that the speed of the desertion process depends on the network structure and on its members’ minimum desertion values.
Keywords: social networks, desertion, game theory
JEL Classification: D85, D83
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