Unpacking Social Interactions

17 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2007

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Ethan Cohen-Cole

Econ One Research

Giulio Zanella

University of Adelaide; University of Bologna

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As empirical work in identifying social effects becomes more prevalent, researchers are beginning to struggle with identifying the composition of social interactions within any given reference group. In this paper, we present a simple econometric methodology for the separate identification of multiple social interactions. The setting under which we achieve separation is special, but is likely to be appropriate in many applications.

Keywords: Social Interactions, Conflation Problems

JEL Classification: Z13

Suggested Citation

Cohen-Cole, Ethan and Zanella, Giulio, Unpacking Social Interactions. Economic Inquiry, Forthcoming; FRB of Boston Quantitative Analysis Unit Working Paper No. QAU07-4. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=981527

Ethan Cohen-Cole (Contact Author)

Econ One Research ( email )

United States

Giulio Zanella

University of Adelaide ( email )

Adelaide SA, 5005

University of Bologna ( email )

Piazza Scaravilli 2
Bologna, 40100

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