Graduate Workshop in Computational Economics
A Simple(?) Homework Problem (1995--97)
Consider the following situation:
Agents are seated in an auditorium listening to a brilliant economics lecture.
At the end of the talk, after wiping away the tears, the applause begins, and
perhaps a standing ovation ensues.
Model, using whatever techniques you desire,
the process of a standing ovation.
- Explicitly state your model.
- Summarize any results.
- Suggest some potentially interesting future directions for
Suggest some economic scenarios that could be usefully modeled
using such a process.
Potential Solutions (to submit your solution, email them to
- Simon Emrich and Agostino Manduchi (1997 GWS)
used multiple sub-audiences.
- Sylvain Leduc, Salvatore Pitruzzello, and Brian Krauth (1997 GWS)
consider social structure.
- Diego Comin, Paolo Lupi, and Bill Watkins (1997 GWS)
attempt the applause problem.
- Tomas Klos, Michael Lenox, and Wei Lin (1997 GWS)
explore the evolution of ovation.
- Peter Wurman, Francisco Rodriquez, and Robert Bernard (1997 GWS)
utilized two approaches.
- Masabumi Furuhata and Daichi Yamamoto sent this
- A Cal Tech undergrad sent us
- Kim-Sau Chung, Carl Hirschman,
Thor Sigvaldason, and Matt Weagle (1996) suggest this
proposal . (Includes some Java
- Tom Bok, Scott de Marchi, Garett Dworman, John Irons, and
Benedikt Stefansson (1996) claim the
- Jorge Galindo, Jose Penalva Zuasti,
Yuri Yegorov, and Eduardo Zambrano (1996) noted this
- Nick Feltovich and Jordan Rapporport (1995) have suggested this
- David Kane and Michael Ryall (1995) have some
general thoughts on the problem.
- Susan Bennet and Elizabeth Newlon (1995) propose this
- John Cheng, Robert Hoffman, and Kieron Meagher (1995) have worked
John H. Miller ,