Inefficiency of pure Nash equilibria in series-parallel network congestion games

We study the inefficiency of pure Nash equilibria in symmetric unweighted network congestion games defined over series-parallel networks. We introduce a quantity y(D) to upper bound the Price of Anarchy (PoA) for delay functions in class D. When D is the class of polynomial functions with highest degree p, our upper bound is 2^{p+1} − … Read more

The Price of Anarchy in Series-Parallel Network Congestion Games

We study the inefficiency of pure Nash equilibria in symmetric network congestion games defined over series-parallel networks with affine edge delays. For arbitrary networks, Correa (2019) proved a tight upper bound of 5/2 on the PoA. On the other hand, for extension-parallel networks, a subclass of series-parallel networks, Fotakis (2010) proved that the PoA is … Read more