Social interactions, residential segregation and the dynamics of tipping

  title={Social interactions, residential segregation and the dynamics of tipping},
  author={Trevor Kollmann and Simone Marsiglio and Sandy Suardi and Marco Tolotti},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Economics},
We develop an analytically tractable population dynamics model of heterogeneous agents to characterize how social interactions within a neighborhood determine the dynamic evolution of its ethnic composition. We characterize the conditions under which integration or segregation will occur, which depends on the majority’s social externality parameter and net benefit from leaving, and the minority’s leaving probability. Minority segregation may result from the process of tipping, which may arise… 


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