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We provide new results regarding the identification of peer effects. We consider an extended version of the linear-in-means model where each individual has his own specific reference group. Interactions are thus structured through a social network. We assume that correlated unobserv-ables are either absent, or treated as fixed effects at the component(More)
This paper develops a unified approach to study participation and voting in multiple elections. The theoretical setting combines an " uncertain-voter " model of turnout with a spatial model of voting behavior. We apply our framework to the study of turnout and voting in U.S. presidential and congressional elections. We structurally estimate the model using(More)
In this paper we address the following questions: (i) To what extent is the hypothesis that voters vote sincerely testable or falsifiable? And (ii) in environments where the hypothesis is falsifiable, to what extent is the observed behavior of voters consistent with sincere voting? We show that using data only on how individuals vote in a single election,(More)
This paper develops a unified approach to study participation and voting in multiple elections. The theoretical setting combines an " uncertain-voter " model of turnout with a spatial model of voting behavior. We apply our framework to the study of turnout and voting in U.S. presidential and congressional elections. We structurally estimate the model using(More)
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