|COMPUTER SCIENCE/DISCRETE MATH I|
|Topic:||Behavioral Experiments in Strategic Networks|
|Affiliation:||University of Pennsylvania|
|Date:||Monday, March 8|
|Time/Room:||11:15am - 12:15pm/S-101|
For four years now, we have been conducting "medium-scale" experiments in how human subjects behave in strategic and economic settings mediated by an underlying network structure. We have explored a wide range of networks inspired by generative models from the literature, and a diverse set of collective strategic problems, including biased voting, graph coloring, consensus, and networked trading. These experiments have yielded a wealth of both specific findings and emerging general themes about how populations of human subjects interact in strategic networks. I will review these findings and themes, with an emphasis on the many more questions they raise than answer.