Social Memory, Evidence, and Conflict∗


This paper examines an equilibrium model of social memory — a society’s vicarious beliefs about its past. We show that incorrect social memory is a key ingredient in creating and perpetuating destructive conflicts. We analyze an infinite-horizon model in which two countries face off each period in a game of conflict characterized by the possibility of… (More)


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@inproceedings{Anderlini2009SocialME, title={Social Memory, Evidence, and Conflict∗}, author={Luca Anderlini and Dino Gerardi and Roger Lagunoff}, year={2009} }