Mean-field games for marriage

Dario Bauso, Ben Mansour Dia, Boualem Djehiche, Hamidou Tembine, Raul Tempone

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This article examines mean-field games for marriage. The results support the argument that optimizing the long-term well-being through effort and social feeling state distribution (mean-field) will help to stabilize marriage. However, if the cost of effort is very high, the couple fluctuates in a bad feeling state or the marriage breaks down. We then examine the influence of society on a couple using mean-field sentimental games. We show that, in mean-field equilibrium, the optimal effort is always higher than the one-shot optimal effort. We illustrate numerically the influence of the couple's network on their feeling states and their well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere94933
JournalPloS one
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 7 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • General

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    Bauso, D., Dia, B. M., Djehiche, B., Tembine, H., & Tempone, R. (2014). Mean-field games for marriage. PloS one, 9(5), [e94933].