Mean-Field Game Modeling the Bandwagon Effect with Activation Costs

Fabio Bagagiolo*, Dario Bauso, Raffaele Pesenti

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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This paper provides a mean-field game theoretic model of the bandwagon effect in social networks. This effect can be observed whenever individuals tend to align their own opinions to amainstream opinion. The contribution is threefold. First, we describe the opinion propagation as a mean-field game with local interactions. Second, we establish mean-field equilibrium strategies in the case where the mainstream opinion is constant. Such strategies are shown to have a threshold structure. Third, we extend the use of threshold strategies to the case of time-varying mainstream opinion and study the evolution of the macroscopic system.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)456-476
Aantal pagina's21
TijdschriftDynamic Games and Applications
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - dec.-2016
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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