Analysis of Behavioral Economics in Crowdsensing: A Loss Aversion Cooperation Model

Deng Li, Liying Qiu, Jiaqi Liu, Congwen Xiao
2018 Scientific Programming  
The existing incentive mechanisms of crowdsourcing construct the expected utility function based on the assumption of rational people in traditional economics. A large number of studies in behavioral economics have demonstrated the defects of the traditional utility function and introduced a new parameter called loss aversion coefficient to calculate individual utility when it suffers a loss. In this paper, combination of behavioral economics and a payment algorithm based on the loss aversion
more » ... proposed. Compared with usual incentive mechanisms, the node utility function is redefined by the loss aversion characteristic of the node. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can get a higher rate of cooperation with a lower payment price and has good scalability compared with the traditional incentive mechanism.
doi:10.1155/2018/4350183 fatcat:muffitxotnc4voak67i7snmvjy