publication . Article . 2013

Coordination on Networks: Does Topology Matter?

Alberto Antonioni; Maria Paula Cacault; Rafael Lalive; Marco Tomassini;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2013 Journal: PLOS ONE, volume 8, issue 2, page e55033
Effective coordination is key to many situations that affect the well-being of two or more humans. Social coordination can be studied in coordination games between individuals located on networks of contacts. We study the behavior of humans in the laboratory when they play the Stag Hunt game - a game that has a risky but socially efficient equilibrium and an inefficient but safe equilibrium. We contrast behavior on a cliquish network to behavior on a random network. The cliquish network is highly clustered and resembles more closely to actual social networks than the random network. In contrast to simulations, we find that human players dynamics do not converge ...
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free text keywords: Research Article, Computer Science, Computer Modeling, Mathematics, Topology, Medicine, Mental Health, Psychology, Behavior, Experimental Psychology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Economics, Operations Research, Decision Analysis, Sociology, Social Networks, General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, General Medicine, Random graph, Laboratory results, Bioinformatics, Social network, business.industry, business, Cooperative behavior, Stag hunt, Game theory, Social coordination, Coordination game, Theoretical computer science, Physics, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Science, lcsh:Q
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SNSF| Games, Networks, and Society
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: 200021_132802
  • Funding stream: Project funding | Project funding (Div. I-III)
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