Quantifying Social Capital
Planning and Transport Research Centre Working Paper No. 10
13 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2007
Date Written: October 2006
This paper presents a simple mechanism for quantifying the superadditivity which a network creates by virtue of the way in which it is connected. The mechanism is grounded in a process of information sharing by nodes and is, in a sense, an extension of Bonacich's (1972) centrality measure. The paper develops the mechanism and examines its characteristics.
Keywords: Network, Superadditivity, Social Capital
JEL Classification: Z00
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