From assortative to dissortative networks: The role of capacity constraints

Michael Konig, Claudio Tessone, Yves Zenou

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Abstract

We consider a dynamic model of network formation where agents form and sever links based on the centrality of their potential partners. We show that the existence of capacity constrains in the amount of links an agent can maintain introduces a transition from dissortative to assortative networks. This effect can shed light on the distinction between technological and social networks as it gives a simple mechanism explaining how and why this transition occurs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483 - 499
Number of pages17
JournalAdvances in Complex Systems
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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