Identification of Social Interactions

Blume, Lawrence; Brock, William A.; Durlauf, Steven N. and Ioannides, Yannis M. (October 2010) Identification of Social Interactions. Former Series > Working Paper Series > IHS Economics Series 260


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Abstract: While interest in social determinants of individual behavior has led to a rich theoretical literature and many efforts to measure these influences, a mature "social econometrics" has yet to emerge. This chapter provides a critical overviewof the identification of social interactions. We consider linear and discrete choice models as well as social networks structures. We also consider experimental and quasi-experimental methods. In addition to describing the state of the identification literature, we indicate areas where additional research is especially needed and suggest some directions that appear to be especially promising.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Social interactions' 'Social networks' 'Identification'
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): C21, C23, C31, C35, C72, Z13
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:39
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 16:52
ISBN: 1605-7996

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