# What are 'Symmetric Agents' vs. 'Asymmetric Agents'?

Here is a contextual example from Landry et. al. 2006 :

We concentrate on an economy with n symmetric agents who derive utility from consuming a numeraire good, yi, a public good at level G, and (possibly) from their own contribution bi to the public good. Each agent faces a budget constraint yi bi w and derives ex post utility according to

(1) $$Ui = u(yi) + \Theta h(G) + \gamma f(bi)$$

• $\lambda$ yields $\lambda$, and $\Lambda$ gives you $\Lambda$ – caverac Nov 24 '18 at 19:59