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Issue No. 29 - Spring 2018

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Issue No. 29 - Spring 2018

News & Events


23rd CTN Workshop - Last days to register

The 23rd CTN Annual Workshop is approaching! The meeting is  hosted by Maastricht University next 5 - 6 April 2018. 
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Fourth Annual Conference on Network Science 
and Economics

This year’s conference, hosted by the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University, will feature a special, one-track session entitled Experimental and Behavioral Approaches to Networks on the first day...

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The 3rd Glasgow workshop on Mechanism Design and Behavioural Economics

This workshop will aim to provide a forum for microeconomic theorists working in Glasgow and other Scottish Universities for interaction with each other and with distinguished keynote speakers.  Read more >


CTN sessions at PET 2018 - last submission day

The Association for Public Economic Theory will organise the International Conference on Public Economic Theory at Hue University, Vietnam on June 6th -8th, 2018. As a tradition, the Coalition Theory Network organises some sessions within the PET conference programme.  Read more >




Workshop on Networks: Information, Contracts, and Communities

The workshop is co-organised by MOVE within the GSE Summer Forum, a series of independent workshops that cover the main fields of Economics, taking place next 11-22 June in Barcelona.  Read more >

Selected Publications




From Theory to Application

Exploring Group Cooperation in the Provision 
of Public Goods

David Zetland

This paper compares three different incentive structures to see how they interact and affect cooperation... Read more ›


Hotelling’s location model with negative network externalities
Hans Peters, Marc Schröder, Dries Vermeulen

We study a variation of Hotelling’s location model in which consumers choose between firms based on travel distances as well as the number of consumers visiting each firm.

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Working Paper

Inside the Engine Room of Digital Platforms: Reviews, Ratings, and Recommendations

Paul Belleflamme, Martin Peitz

The rise and success of digital platforms (such as Airbnb, Amazon, Booking, Expedia, Ebay, and Uber) rely, to a large extent, on their ability to address two major issues. First, to effectively facilitate transactions, platforms need to resolve the problem of trust in the implicit or explicit promises made by the counterparties; they post reviews and ratings to pursue this objective.

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Working Paper

Deliberative Structures and their Impact on Voting Behavior under Social Conflict

Jordi Brandts, Leonie Gerhards and Lydia Mechtenberg

All equilibrium concepts implicitly make a correct beliefs assumption, stating that a player believes that his opponents are correct about his first-order beliefs. In this paper we show that in many dynamic games of interest, this correct beliefs assumption may be incompatible with a very basic form of forward induction reasoning: the first two layers of extensive-form rationalizability.

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The most ordinally-egalitarian of random voting rules

Anna Bogomolnaia

Aziz and Stursberg propose an “Egalitarian Simultaneous Reservation” rule (ESR), a generalization of Serial rule, one of the most discussed mechanisms in the random assignment problem, to the more general random social choice domain. This article provides an alternative definition, or characterization, of ESR as the unique most ordinally egalitarian one.

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Working Paper

Opinion formation and targeting when persuaders have extreme and centrist opinions

Agnieszka Rusinowska, Akylai Taalaibekova

We consider a model of competitive opinion formation in which three persuaders characterized by (possibly unequal) persuasion impacts try to influence opinions in a society of individuals embedded in a social network. Two of the persuaders have the extreme and opposite opinions, and the third one has the centrist opinion.

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