Zachary Goldman

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Social networks are the substrate upon which we make and evaluate many of our daily decisions: our costs and benefits depend on whether---or how many of, or which of---our friends are willing to go to that restaurant, choose that cellular provider, already own that gaming platform. Much of the research on the ``diffusion of innovation,'' for example, takes(More)
Most work in algorithmic game theory assumes that players ignore costs incurred by their fellow players. In this paper, we consider superimposing a social network over a game, where players are concerned with minimizing not only their own costs, but also the costs of their neighbors in the network. We aim to understand how properties of the underlying game(More)
Acknowledgments We are grateful to Abstract We provide the first analysis of how minimum wage policy affects enrollments and expenditures in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Exploiting state and federal-level variation in minimum-wage policy between 1990 and 2012, and incorporating local controls in our specifications, we find that a 10(More)
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