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Issue No. 24 Autumn 2015

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Save the date - CTN 2016 in Moscow on 19-20 May
Next CTN Annual Workshop will be hosted by the NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions in Moscow, Russia, on 19-20 May 2016. Stay tuned!

A new project on mechanism design at Vanderbilt University
Eugene Vorobeychik and Myrna Wooders have been awarded a grant for the next three years in support their research project, "Theory and Application of Mechanism Design for Team Formation".
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Events

 

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Ordered Structures in GAmes and Decision (OSGAD 2015)
The OSGAD seminar is an annual meeting conceived to gather scientists from different fields but sharing the same mathematical concepts or techniques, ordered structures, partial orders, combinatorial structures and convex polyhedra.
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Publications

 

 

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Climate Policy Negotiations – Insights from Game Theory
Johannes Emmerling
In November 2015, delegates from over 190 countries will meet in Paris for the UNFCCC COP2015to negotiate a new global climate agreement and a follow up convention of the Kyoto protocol. Both economists and political scientists do study the theory on how such negotiations can be formalized and if outcomes can be predicted.
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Article
On avoiding vote swapping
Sebastian Bervoets, Vincent Merlin
In this paper we analyse the problem of vote swapping in representative democracies. Vote swapping consists of exchanging votes between two voters from two different jurisdictions in order to beat a candidate that both voters dislike.
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Article
Network Economics and the Environment: Insights and Perspectives
Sergio Currarini, Carmen Marchiori, Alessandro Tavoni
Recent research in the field of network economics has shown how explicitly modelling the network structure of social and economic relations can provide significant theoretical insights, as well as account for previously unexplained empirical evidence.
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Article
Efficient Coordination in Weakest-Link Games
Arno Riedl, Ingrid M.T. Rohde and Martin Strobel
Coordination problems resembling weakest-link games with multiple Pareto ranked equilibria are ubiquitous in the economy and society. This makes it important to understand if and when agents are able to coordinate efficiently.
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Working paper
Alliance Formation in a Vertically Differentiated Market 
Jean J. Gabszewicz, Marco A. Marini and Ornella Tarola
This paper studies how the possibility for firms to sign collusive agreements (as for instance being part of alliances, cartels and mergers) may affect their quality and price choice in a market with vertically differentiated goods.
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Working paper
On the emergence of scale-free production networks
Stanislao Gualdi, Antoine Mandel
Building upon the standard model of monopolistic competition on the market for intermediary goods, we propose a simple dynamical model of the formation of production networks.
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