Neighbourhood and network effects

  title={Neighbourhood and network effects},
  author={Giorgio Topa and Yves Zenou},
In this chapter, we provide an overview of research on neighborhoods and social networks and their role in shaping behavior and economic outcomes. We include a discussion of empirical and theoretical analyses of the role of neighborhoods and social networks in crime, education, and labor-market outcomes. In particular, we discuss in detail identification problems in peer, neighborhood, and network effects and the policy implications of integrating the social and the geographical space… CONTINUE READING

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