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Meritocracy in the age of networks
Año:2013
Áreas de investigación
  • Física química y matemáticas
Datos
Descripción
A system is said to be meritocratic if the compensation and power available to individuals is determined by their abilities and merits. A system is topocratic if the compensation and power available to an individual is determined primarily by his or her position in a network. Here we introduce a simple agent based model to study the effects of networks in meritocracy. The model is perfectly meritocratic for fully connected networks but becomes topocratic for networks as sparse as those observed in society. Here individuals can produce and sell content -which we abstract as cultural content, such as books, films or music- and distribute the content produced by others. The production and distribution of content define two channels of compensation: a meritocratic channel where individuals are compensated for the content they sell and produce, and a topocratic channel, where individual compensation is based on the number of shortest paths that go through them in the network. We solve the model analytically and numerically for random and scale free networks, obtaining individuals payoff and the resulting income distributions. We conclude that the sparsity of networks represents a fundamental constraint to the meritocracy of modern societies.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
XXXIII Dynamics Days Europe [www.dynamics-days-europe-2013.org]
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Madrid
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
978-84-15302-43-8
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
03/06/2013
Fecha fin congreso
07/06/2013
Desde la página
182
Hasta la página
182
Título de las actas
XXXIII Dynamics Days Europe. Book of Abstracts [www.dynamics-days-europe-2013.org/DDEXXXIII-AbstractsBook.pdf]
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Participantes
  • Autor: Francisco Javier Borondo Benito (UPM)
  • Autor: Florentino Borondo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Autor: Cesar A. Hidalgo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Departamento: Física y Mecánica Fundamentales y Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agroforestal
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