Choi, Syngjoo and Lee, Jihong (2009): Communication, Coordination and Networks.
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We study experimentally how the network structure and length of pre-play communication affect behavior and outcome in a multi-player coordination game with conflicting preferences. Network structure matters but the interaction between network and time effects is more subtle. Under each time treatment, substantial variations are observed in both the rate of coordination and distribution of coordinated outcomes across networks. But increasing the communication length improves both efficiency an equity of coordination. In all treatments, coordination is mostly explained by convergence in communication. We also identify behaviors that explain variations in the distribution of coordinated outcomes both within and across networks.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Communication, Coordination and Networks|
|Keywords:||experiment; pre-play communication; coordination; network; efficiency; equity|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C92 - Laboratory, Group Behavior
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D83 - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C72 - Noncooperative Games
|Depositing User:||Syngjoo Choi|
|Date Deposited:||11. Dec 2009 09:35|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 00:16|
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