Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Hegselmann-Krause Model for Opinion Dynamics in Finite Dimensions

  title={Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Hegselmann-Krause Model for Opinion Dynamics in Finite Dimensions},
  author={Seyed Rasoul Etesami and Tamer Başar},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control},
  • S. EtesamiT. Başar
  • Published 19 December 2014
  • Mathematics
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
We consider the Hegselmann-Krause model for opinion dynamics and study the evolution of the system under various settings. We first analyze the termination time of the synchronous Hegselmann-Krause dynamics in arbitrary finite dimensions and show that the termination time in general only depends on the number of agents involved in the dynamics. To the best of our knowledge, that is the sharpest bound for the termination time of such dynamics that removes dependency of the termination time from… 

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