Chapter 3

Games on Networks

Matthew O. Jackson*,,; Yves Zenou,    * Department of Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA The Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA CIFAR, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm, Sweden


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.


Network games

Social networks ...

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