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### Jante's law process

and (2018) In Advances in Applied Probability 50(2). p.414-439
Abstract
Consider the process which starts with N ≥ 3 distinct points on ℝd, and fix a positive integer K < N. Of the total N points keep those N - K which minimize the energy amongst all the possible subsets of size N - K, and then replace the removed points by K independent and identically distributed points sampled according to some fixed distribution ζ. Repeat this process ad infinitum. We obtain various quite nonrestrictive conditions under which the set of points converges to a certain limit. This is a very substantial generalization of the `Keynesian beauty contest process' introduced in Grinfeld et al. (2015), where K = 1 and the distribution ζ was uniform on the unit cube.
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Contribution to journal
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published
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keywords
Sannolikhetsteori, Stokastiska processer, Probability theory, Markov processes
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50
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2
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414 - 439
publisher
Applied Probability Trust
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• scopus:85050694358
ISSN
0001-8678
DOI
10.1017/apr.2018.20
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English
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2018-03-16 16:22:32
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2021-09-15 05:23:20
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author       = {Kennerberg, Philip and Volkov, Stanislav},
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