Targeting in Adaptive Networks
SpeakerTimo Hiller (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)
Date and time
March 03, 2022
14:00 - 15:00
This paper studies optimal targeting policies, consisting of eliminating (preserving) a set of agents in a network and aimed at minimizing (maximizing) aggregate effort levels. Different from the existing literature, we allow the equilibrium network to adapt after a network intervention and consider targeting of multiple agents. A simple and tractable adjustment process is introduced. We find that allowing the network to adapt may overturn optimal targeting results for a fixed network and that congestion/competition effects are crucial to understanding differences between the two settings.
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