Social Context in Potential Games

  title={Social Context in Potential Games},
  author={Martin Hoefer and Alexander Skopalik},
A prevalent assumption in game theory is that all players act in a purely selfish manner, but this assumption has been repeatedly questioned by economists and social scientists. In this paper, we study a model that allows to incorporate the social context of players into their decision making. We consider the impact of other-regarding preferences in potential games, one of the most popular and central classes of games in algorithmic game theory. Our results concern the existence of pure Nash… CONTINUE READING


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