The 8th Open Workshop
Joint Workshop | 2011.1.27

Note: This workshop was jointly held with Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences, Hokkaido University.

Speaker: Prof. Shintaro Mori (KITASATO UNIVERSITY)

Title: Is the information cascade phase transition?

Date:January 27, 2011 (Thursday) 10:00~12:00

Location: Hokkaido University, Faculty of Letters, room E204

Participants: Taiki Takahashi, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Syunya Matsushima, Satomi Higuchi, and others (total 24 participants)

Content:
We examined whether voting behavior is analog or desital, and the information cascade is phase transition or not, by a voting experiment. Results show that voting behavior depended on the reference number of past voting results.

References:
(1)Phase transition and information cascade in a voting model,M.
Hisakado and S.Mori, J.Phys.A,Math.Theor.43(2010)315207.
(2)S.Mori and M. Hisakado,Component Ratios of Independent and Herding
Betters in a Racetrack Betting Market,
http://jp.arxiv.org/abs/1006.4884.