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    • Collective Behavior with Endogenous Thresholds 

      Xue, Jun (2006-03-14)
      We endogenize the threshold points in Granovetter’s threshold model of collective behavior (Granovetter 1978). We do this in a simple model that combines strategic complementarity and private information in a dynamic setup ...
    • Cooperation in the Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma with Local Interaction 

      Xue, Jun (2006-03-14)
      This paper studies the repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma in a local interaction setup. We construct a sequential equilibrium in pure strategies that sustains cooperation for suffciently patient players. The strategy is embedded ...
    • Divine Innovation: Religion and Service Provision by Religious Organizations in India 

      Iyer, Sriya; Velu, Chander; Xue, Jun; Chakravarty, Tirthankar (Faculty of Economics, 2011-03-31)
      This paper examines innovations to religious and non-religious service provision by religious organizations in India. We present a stylized Hotelling-style model in which two religious organizations position themselves at ...
    • A Polya Urn Model of Conformity 

      Xue, Jun (2006-03-14)
      In this paper we propose to use Polya urn processes to model the emergence of conformity in an environment where people interact with each other sequentially and indirectly, through a common physical facility. Examples ...