Accession Number : AD0652573

Title :   A GAME THEORETICAL APPROACH TO SOME SITUATIONS IN OPINION MAKING.

Descriptive Note : Research memo.,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J ECONOMETRIC RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s) : Marchi,Ezio

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A game theoretical approach of situations in opinion making is presented. The opinions of the members are supposed to be expressed under internal and external pressures which take into account the sincerity of the members and their authority influence. Different cases are considered and conditions for the existence of equilibrium points are derived. Furthermore in the last section, by using the contraction principle in metric spaces, a sufficient condition for the existence of one equilibrium point in a general game is presented. Some examples are outlined.

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, *DECISION MAKING), ECONOMICS, PROBLEM SOLVING, MODEL THEORY, BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL SCIENCES, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, GROUP DYNAMICS, MONEY, REAL NUMBERS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Psychology
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE