Games on Networks
Handbook of Game Theory, Vol. 4, Peyton Young and Shmuel Zamir, eds., Elsevier Science, July 2014
89 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2012 Last revised: 18 Jul 2014
Date Written: January 1, 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.
Keywords: network games, social networks, games on networks, graphical games, games with incomplete information, peer effects
JEL Classification: D85, C72, A14
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