Essays on the Economics of Networks Under Incomplete Information
2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Social networks constitute a major channel for the diffusion of information and the formation of attitudes in a society. Introducing a dynamic model of social learning, the first part of this thesis studies the emergence of socially influential individuals and groups, and identifies the characteristics that make them influential. The second part uses a Bayesian network game to analyse the role of social interaction and conformism in the making of decisions whose returns or costs are ex ante uncertain.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Economics, Stockholm University , 2016. , 192 p.
Dissertations in Economics, ISSN 1404-3491 ; 2016:1
social networks, social learning, social influence, incomplete information, Bayesian game
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132199ISBN: 978-91-7649-468-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-132199DiVA: diva2:950503
2016-09-07, Ahlmannsalen, Geovetenskapens hus, Svante Arrhenius väg 12, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
Bloch, Francis, Professor
Zenou, Yves, Professor