Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/555939
Title:
Essays in Game Theory on Investment and Social Organization
Author:
Fisher, James C.D.
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation uses cooperative and non-cooperative game theory to examine the role of investment (broadly defined) in social organization. It's composed of three chapters. The first chapter examines bidirectional investment in partnerships and characterizes the stable relationships among the benefits players produce and receive, their costs, and their payoffs. The second chapter extends the model of the first chapter to allow for multilateral matching and investment; it shows that many of the results of the bilateral case remain true in the more general case. The third chapter examines investment in social links to secure future help and characterizes the equilibrium network/linking architecture and welfare.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
investment; social organization; Economics; game theory
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Walker, Mark

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleEssays in Game Theory on Investment and Social Organizationen_US
dc.creatorFisher, James C.D.en
dc.contributor.authorFisher, James C.D.en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation uses cooperative and non-cooperative game theory to examine the role of investment (broadly defined) in social organization. It's composed of three chapters. The first chapter examines bidirectional investment in partnerships and characterizes the stable relationships among the benefits players produce and receive, their costs, and their payoffs. The second chapter extends the model of the first chapter to allow for multilateral matching and investment; it shows that many of the results of the bilateral case remain true in the more general case. The third chapter examines investment in social links to secure future help and characterizes the equilibrium network/linking architecture and welfare.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectinvestmenten
dc.subjectsocial organizationen
dc.subjectEconomicsen
dc.subjectgame theoryen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorWalker, Marken
dc.contributor.committeememberWalker, Marken
dc.contributor.committeememberBlume, Andreasen
dc.contributor.committeememberPlan, Asafen
dc.contributor.committeememberWooders, Johnen
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