Special Issue "Social Networks and Network Formation"

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A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Siegfried K. Berninghaus
Institute of Economic Theory and Statistics, University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Zirkel 2, D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Website: http://vwl3.ets.kit.edu/mitarbeiter_mitarbeiterBerninghaus.php
E-Mail: siegfried.berninghaus@kit.edu
Phone: +49 721 608 3380
Fax: +49 721 608 3941
Interests: non-cooperative game theory; experimental games; evolutionary game theory; decision making under uncertainty; economics of uncertainty; strategic network formation; social networks; conventions; social norms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research on (social) networks and network formation is well-established in the community of sociologists. During the past decade an increasing number of economists, especially game theorists, became interested in this topic as well. Regarding networking decisions as strategic decisions that are made by participants in a well defined non-cooperative game, opened a novel approach to network formation. Meanwhile, substantial empirical evidence has been accumulated emphasizing the important role of social and economic networks in real world economies. Famous examples of network effects can be found in job search, granting of credits, welfare participation or even in traffic control. Given the increasing importance of network research in social sciences, the journal Games will publish a Special Issue devoted to this topic. Reviews and original papers are welcome. Topics that touch upon the strategic aspect of network formation are appropriate for this special issue. Contributions from different disciplines besides economics (like, for example, sociology, natural sciences) are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Siegfried K. Berninghaus
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • network formation
  • social networks
  • network experiments
  • local interaction games
  • non-cooperative games

Published Papers (9 papers)

Games 2010, 1(4), 422-437; doi:10.3390/g1040422
Received: 31 August 2010; Accepted: 15 October 2010 / Published: 20 October 2010
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Games 2010, 1(4), 438-458; doi:10.3390/g1040438
Received: 8 September 2010; Accepted: 2 October 2010 / Published: 20 October 2010
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Games 2010, 1(4), 395-414; doi:10.3390/g1040395
Received: 23 July 2010; in revised form: 10 September 2010 / Accepted: 25 September 2010 / Published: 13 October 2010
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Games 2010, 1(4), 357-380; doi:10.3390/g1040357
Received: 7 June 2010; in revised form: 7 August 2010 / Accepted: 6 September 2010 / Published: 28 September 2010
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Games 2010, 1(3), 317-337; doi:10.3390/g1030317
Received: 15 July 2010; in revised form: 30 August 2010 / Accepted: 9 September 2010 / Published: 17 September 2010
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Games 2010, 1(3), 262-285; doi:10.3390/g1030262
Received: 29 June 2010; in revised form: 1 August 2010 / Accepted: 3 August 2010 / Published: 10 August 2010
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Games 2010, 1(3), 242-261; doi:10.3390/g1030242
Received: 8 June 2010; in revised form: 7 July 2010 / Accepted: 28 July 2010 / Published: 29 July 2010
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Games 2010, 1(3), 226-241; doi:10.3390/g1030226
Received: 4 June 2010; in revised form: 7 July 2010 / Accepted: 16 July 2010 / Published: 22 July 2010
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Games 2010, 1(2), 103-116; doi:10.3390/g1020103
Received: 2 April 2010; in revised form: 30 April 2010 / Accepted: 4 May 2010 / Published: 6 May 2010
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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