Van Hentenryck, Pascal; Abeliuk, Andres; Berbeglia, Franco; Maldonado, Felipe; Berbeglia, Gerardo
Social influence is ubiquitous in cultural markets and plays an important role in recommendations for books, songs, and news articles to name only a few. Yet social influence is often presented in a bad light, often because it supposedly increases market unpredictability. Here we study a model of trial-offer markets, in which participants try products and later decide whether to purchase. We consider a simple policy which recovers product quality and ranks the products by quality when...[Show more]
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