Agenda Networks and Farsightedly Stable Agenda Formation

12 Pages Posted: 19 May 2005

See all articles by Sami F. Dakhlia

Sami F. Dakhlia

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga - Department of Finance

Frank H. Page

Systemic Risk Centre, LSE; Indiana University, Bloomington - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 2005

Abstract

We model the agenda formation process as a network. In an agenda network nodes represent agendas while arcs represent coalition preferences over agendas and coalitional moves from one agenda to another. We show that all agenda networks have agenda nodes which are farsightedly consistent. These nodes represent agendas which are likely to emerge and persist if agents behave farsightedly in forming agendas. We demonstrate the usefulness of our approach by computing the farsightedly consistent agendas for three examples of agenda networks.

Keywords: Agenda Formation, Directed Networks, Farsighted Stability

JEL Classification: D7

Suggested Citation

Dakhlia, Sami F. and Page, Frank H., Agenda Networks and Farsightedly Stable Agenda Formation (April 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=722761 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.722761

Sami F. Dakhlia (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga - Department of Finance ( email )

TN
United States

Frank H. Page

Systemic Risk Centre, LSE ( email )

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London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.systemicrisk.ac.uk/

Indiana University, Bloomington - Department of Economics ( email )

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Bloomington, IN 47405-6620
United States

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