Principles of Network Development and Evolution : An Experimental Study ∗

  title={Principles of Network Development and Evolution : An Experimental Study ∗},
  author={Steven Callander},
This paper reports on an experimental investigation of the evolution of networks and the individual decision making processes that guide it. Since there is no history of experimental work on network formation, part of the paper is devoted to the formulation of problems that can be examined experimentally. The results are that networks, composed of decentralized decision makers, are capable of overcoming complex coordination and learning problems and converge to stationary configurations. While… CONTINUE READING
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