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Targeting in Adaptive Networks

  • Series
  • Speaker
    Timo Hiller (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)
  • Field
    Spatial Economics
  • Location
  • 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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