Neighborhood and Network Effects

Reprint No. 2015:25

Author(s): Giorgio Topa and Yves ZenouYear: 2015 Title: Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Vol. 5A Chapter: 9Editor(s): Gilles Duranton, J. Vernon Henderson and William C. StrangePublisher: ElsevierCity: Amsterdam Pages: 561–624
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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, especially for ethnic minorities.

Topa, Giorgio and Yves Zenou (2015), "Neighborhood and Network Effects". Chapter 9, pp. 561–624 in Gilles Duranton, J. Vernon Henderson and William C. Strange, eds., Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Vol. 5A. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

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