A Note on Endogenous Link Strength in Directed Communication Networks

13 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2006  

Frédéric Deroïan

French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Research Group in Quantitative Saving (GREQAM)

Date Written: september 2006

Abstract

We present a model of directed communication network with endogenous link strength. Agents are endowed with a fixed amount of resource which they can distribute over links. They obtain indirect benefit by the path maximizing the product of link strength. In this environment, the wheel architecture is shown to be not only the unique efficient architecture but also the unique Nash architecture.

Keywords: Directed Communication Network, Endogenous Link Strength, Network Efficiency, Network Stability

JEL Classification: D85, C70

Suggested Citation

Deroïan, Frédéric, A Note on Endogenous Link Strength in Directed Communication Networks (september 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=930321 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.930321

Frédéric Deroïan (Contact Author)

French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Research Group in Quantitative Saving (GREQAM) ( email )

Centre de la Vieille Charité
2, rue de la Charité
Marseille, 13002
France

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