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Peer-to-peer networks have emerged as a popular alternative to traditional client-server architectures for the distribution of information goods. Recent academic studies have observed high levels of free-riding in various peer-to-peer networks, leading some to predict the imminent collapse of communities hosted on these networks. Our research develops static and dynamic analytic models to analyze the behavior of peer-topeer networks in the presence of free-riding. In contrast to previousdoi:10.2139/ssrn.450241 fatcat:77423c2npfehdnljsiykuckmr4