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Publications [#337046] of Rachel Kranton

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  1. Bloch, F; Demange, G; Kranton, R, RUMORS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS (May, 2018), pp. 421-448, WILEY [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/10/14)

    Abstract:
    © (2018) by the Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association This article studies the transmission of rumors in social networks. We consider a model with biased and unbiased agents. Biased agents want to enforce a specific decision and unbiased agents to match the true state. One agent learns the true state and sends a message to her neighbors, who decide whether or not to transmit it further. We characterize the perfect Bayesian equilibria of the game, show that the social network can act as a filter, and that biased agents may have an incentive to limit their number.


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