Game Theory for Networks. 7th International EAI Conference, GameNets 2017 Knoxville, TN, USA, May 9, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Assortative Mixing Equilibria in Social Network Games

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-67540-4_3,
        author={Chen Avin and Hadassa Daltrophe and Zvi Lotker and David Peleg},
        title={Assortative Mixing Equilibria in Social Network Games},
        proceedings={Game Theory for Networks. 7th International EAI Conference, GameNets 2017 Knoxville, TN, USA, May 9, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={GAMENETS},
        year={2017},
        month={9},
        keywords={Social networks Homophily Game theory},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-67540-4_3}
    }
    
  • Chen Avin
    Hadassa Daltrophe
    Zvi Lotker
    David Peleg
    Year: 2017
    Assortative Mixing Equilibria in Social Network Games
    GAMENETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67540-4_3
Chen Avin1,*, Hadassa Daltrophe1,*, Zvi Lotker1,*, David Peleg2,*
  • 1: Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • 2: Weizmann Institute of Science
*Contact email: avin@cse.bgu.ac.il, hd@cs.bgu.ac.il, zvilo@bgu.ac.il, david.peleg@weizmann.ac.il

Abstract

It is known that individuals in social networks tend to exhibit (a.k.a. ) 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?