Correcting for Endogeneity in Behavioral Choice Models with Social Influence Variables

@inproceedings{Walker2010CorrectingFE,
  title={Correcting for Endogeneity in Behavioral Choice Models with Social Influence Variables},
  author={Joan L. Walker and E Ehlers and Ipsita Banerjee and Elenna R. Dugundji},
  year={2010}
}
While psychologists and behavioral economists emphasize the importance of social influences, an outstanding issue is how to capture such influences in behavioral models used to inform urban planning and policy. In this paper we focus is on operational models that do not require explicit knowledge of the individual networks of decision makers. We employ a field effect variable to capture social influences, which is calculated as the percent of population in the peer group that has chosen the… CONTINUE READING
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