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Social learning, search and heterogeneity of payoffs

Cartwright, Edward (2007) Social learning, search and heterogeneity of payoffs. Discussion paper. University of Kent, Canterbury (KAR id:4618)


We consider a simple model that combines elements of search and

social learning. Acting in sequence, and observing the action adopted

by a previous agent, agents must search for an action. We explore why

agent heterogeneity may increase expected payoffs and demonstrate

that social learning may be most effective if agents are heterogenous.

Item Type: Reports and Papers (Discussion paper)
Additional information: Discussion Paper No. 07/05
Uncontrolled keywords: Social learning, search, herding JEL Classification: C7, D8
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2008 08:50 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:42 UTC
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