Department of Economics and Business Economics

The Role of Information in Structured Conflict

Project: Research

  • University of Cincinnati
  • Santa Fe Institute
  • Carnegie Mellon University
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Description

When individuals and groups find themselves in conflict, they use a variety of strategies to decide how, when, and who to attack, how to respond to attacks from others, and how to allocate scare resources to competing tactical demands. At the heart of this process is the gathering of social information: individuals make critical decisions on the basis of perceptions of others. The course of conflict is defined by how individuals process social information and leverage that information for their own gain. Social environments are messy and individuals must therefore infer general patterns to make decisions from the behavior they observe.
We propose a series of networked, behavioral experiments to probe the complex feedbacks between information and social order in conflict.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/07/201730/09/2019

Research outputs

ID: 193505332