Emerging small-world referral networks in evolutionary labor markets

@article{Tassier2001EmergingSR,
  title={Emerging small-world referral networks in evolutionary labor markets},
  author={Troy Tassier and Filippo Menczer},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Evolutionary Computation},
  year={2001},
  volume={5},
  pages={482-492}
}
|We model a labor market that includes referral networks using an agent based simulation. Agents maximize their employment satisfaction by allocating resources to build friendship networks and to adjust search intensity. We use a local selection evolutionary algorithm, which maintains a diverse population of strategies, to study the adaptive graph topologies resulting from the model. The evolved networks display mixtures of regularity and randomness, as in small-world networks. A second… CONTINUE READING
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