QWERTY is efficient

Bernardo Guimaraes, Ana Elisa Pereira

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We study a dynamic coordination problem with staggered decisions where agents choose between two competing networks. If the intrinsically worst one prevails, this is efficient. Moreover, inefficient shifts to the intrinsically best network might occur in equilibrium.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)819-825
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Economic Theory
StatePublished - 1 May 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Coordination
  • Dynamic games
  • Networks
  • Timing frictions

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