Econometrics of Network Formation

  title={Econometrics of Network Formation},
  author={Arun Chandrasekhar},
A growing empirical literature examines the role that networks play in a variety of economic phenomena. This research can be crudely partitioned into two branches. The first holds networks fixed and studies economic processes operating on networks (e.g., social learning, labor market search, peer effects in education). This is the subject of several other chapters in this handbook (e.g., “Some challenges in the empirics of the effects of networks,” Boucher and Fortin; “Field experiments, social… CONTINUE READING
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