Networks and the Identification of Economic Behaviors

Matthew O. Jackson

Stanford University - Department of Economics; Santa Fe Institute; Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

March 4, 2014

This paper provides a discussion of how the structure of social networks impacts economic behaviors, and how network information can help disentangle some aspects of diffusion and learning from other sorts of peer effects. It also discusses some issues of estimating models of network formation, and how one can account for endogenous networks in analyzing interactions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: Social networks, homophily, diffusion, centrality measures, social learning, network models, identification, network formation

JEL Classification: D85, C72, L14, Z13

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Date posted: March 6, 2014 ; Last revised: March 12, 2014

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Jackson, Matthew O., Networks and the Identification of Economic Behaviors (March 4, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2404632 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2404632

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