Collective Decisions in Multi-Agent Systems

  • Frank Schweitzer


Decision making, in a simple sense, means a selection among alternatives. It is one of the fundamental processes in economics but also in social systems. If these systems consist of many interacting elements — which we call agents here — the system dynamics may be described on two different levels: the microscopic level, where the decisions of the individual agents occur and the macroscopic level where a certain collective behavior can be observed.


Collective Decision Voter Model Nonlinear Feedback Large Time Scale Opposite Opinion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Schweitzer
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  1. 1.Chair of Systems DesignZurichSwitzerland

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