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Reputation in the Internet black market: an empirical and theoretical analysis of the Deep Web
Abstract This paper is an analysis of the role reputation plays in the Deep Web using data from the Internet black-market site, The Silk Road. This encrypted online marketplace employedExpand
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Countries as Agents in a Global-Scale Computational Model
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Our agent-based model examines the ramifications of formal defense agreements between countries. Expand
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Shadow markets and hierarchies: comparing and modeling networks in the Dark Net
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This paper analyzes the determinants of network structure, as measured by hierarchy and monopolization, by examining various black market networks on the Internet Dark Net (Virtual) and compare it to network structures of traditional black markets (Ground), using agent-based modeling. Expand
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Reputation in the Internet Black Market: An Empirical and Theoretical Analysis of the Deep Web
We provide an extensive analysis of the Deep Web, using data from the Silk Road which is an encrypted online marketplace that employs crypto currency and functions over the Tor network. Utilizing aExpand
Modeling the Propensity to Default on Microloans in Mali, Africa
Microfinance is a global phenomenon that is focused on sustainable poverty alleviation.  By providing people in developing countries with the capital to sustain themselves and an educationalExpand
Overcoming Anonymity: How Darknet Markets Provide Private Governance to Enable Encrypted and Anonymous Exchange
This paper examines how platform providers on the darknet, one of the world’s largest international markets for illicit goods and services, enable buyers and sellers to overcome the problemsExpand
Club Women and the Provision of Local Public Goods
Despite the variety of legal, political, and social barriers facing women who sought to contribute to public life in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States, women’s clubs emerged asExpand
ECONOMICS OF ILLICIT BEHAVIORS: EXCHANGE IN THE INTERNET WILD WEST
ECONOMICS OF ILLICIT BEHAVIORS: EXCHANGE IN THE INTERNET WILD WEST Julia R. Norgaard, Ph.D. George Mason University, 2017 Dissertation Director: Dr. Thomas Stratmann The first paper is an analysis ofExpand
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Modeling the Propensity to Default on Microloans in Mali , Africa
Microfinance is a global phenomenon that is focused on sustainable poverty alleviation. By providing people in developing countries with the capital to sustain themselves and an educationalExpand