Opinion dynamics under conformity

@inproceedings{Buechel2012OpinionDU,
  title={Opinion dynamics under conformity},
  author={Berno Buechel and Tim Hellmann and Stefan Kl{\"o}\ssner},
  year={2012}
}
We present a model of opinion formation where individuals repeatedly engage in discussion and update their opinion in a social network similarly to the DeGroot model. Abstracting from the standard assumption that individuals always report their opinion truthfully, agents in our model interact strategically in the discussion such that their stated opinion can differ from their true opinion. The incentive to do so is induced by agents’ preferences for conformity. Highly conforming agents will… CONTINUE READING

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