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Chakraborty, T., Judd, S., Kearns, M., & Tan, J., A Behavioral Study of Bargaining in Social Networks, 11th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce, June 2010, doi: 10.1145/1807342.1807382

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We report on a series of highly controlled human subject experiments in networked bargaining. The basic interaction between two players is the decision of how to share a mutual payment; we extend this to situate the players in a network. Various theories predict, to different levels of uniqueness, what the shares will be. We analyze our experimental results from three points of view: social efficiency, nodal differences, and human differences; and contrast our behavioral results with the theories.



Date Posted: 24 July 2012