Turnover Rate of Popularity Charts in Neutral Models

  title={Turnover Rate of Popularity Charts in Neutral Models},
  author={Tim S. Evans and Andrea Giometto},
It has been shown recently that in many different cultural phenomena the turnover rate on the most popular artefacts in a population exhibit some regularities. A very simple expression for this turnover rate has been proposed by Bentley et al. and its validity in two simple models for copying and innovation is investigated in this paper. It is found that Bentley's formula is an approximation of the real behaviour of the turnover rate in the Wright-Fisher model, while it is not valid in the… 

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