Social motives in network formation: an experiment

van Dolder, Dennie and Buskens, Vincent (2009) Social motives in network formation: an experiment. In: 2009 International Conference on Game Theory for Networks (GameNets 2009), 13-15 May 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Literature on network formation typically assumes that people create and remove relations as to maximize their outcome in the network. It is mostly neglected that people might also care about the outcomes of others when creating and removing links. In the current paper, we develop an experiment to investigate whether people show preferences that involve the outcomes of others during network formation. We find varying evidence for effects of social motives in the settings we compare in the experiment. In the final part of the paper, we discuss some explanations for these findings.

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Additional Information: Published in: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Game Theory for Networks: 13-15 May, 2009, Boaziçi University, Istanbul. [Piscataway, N.J.] : IEEE, c2009. ISBN 9781424441761 pp. 593-602. DOI:10.1109/GAMENETS.2009.5137449 doi: 10.1109/GAMENETS.2009.5137449 "©2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works."
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Van Dolder, Dennie
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 11:24
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:28

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