Consistency under Sampling of Exponential Random Graph Models.

  title={Consistency under Sampling of Exponential Random Graph Models.},
  author={Cosma Rohilla Shalizi and Alessandro Rinaldo},
  journal={Annals of statistics},
  volume={41 2},
The growing availability of network data and of scientific interest in distributed systems has led to the rapid development of statistical models of network structure. Typically, however, these are models for the entire network, while the data consists only of a sampled sub-network. Parameters for the whole network, which is what is of interest, are estimated by applying the model to the sub-network. This assumes that the model is consistent under sampling, or, in terms of the theory of… CONTINUE READING