Assortative Mixing Equilibria in Social Network Games Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract: It is known that individuals in social networks tend to exhibit homophily (aka assortative mixing) in their social ties, which implies that they prefer bonding with others of their own kind. But what are the reasons for this phenomenon? Is it that such relations are more convenient and easier to maintain? Or are there also some more tangible benefits to be gained from this collective behaviour? The current work takes a game-theoretic perspective on this phenomenon, and studies the conditions under which different …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017