|Time:||Oct. 9, 2015, 3:35pm-4:35pm.|
|Place:||106 McAllister Building.|
|Speaker:||Kalyan Chatterjee Penn State Economics|
|Title:||Diffusion on social networks|
This presentation will discuss two papers in which individual agents interact on given social networks. In the first model, the agents behave according to simple rules or heuristics in reacting to their neighbours’ choices and outcomes. In the second, players rationally decide whether to pass on messages they receive. The first model studies the extent of diffusion on the line; the second also investigates characteristics of the network that could lead to desirable outcomes.