2014

Endogenous Peer Effects: Local Aggregate or Local Average?

Reprint No. 2014:34

Author(s): Xiaodong Liu, Eleonora Patacchini and Yves ZenouYear: 2014 Title: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Volume (No.): 103 (July) Pages: 39–59
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We develop a unified model embedding different behavioral mechanisms of social interac-tions and design a statistical model selection test to differentiate between them in empiricalapplications. This framework is applied to study peer effects in education (effort in study-ing) and sport activities for adolescents in the United States. We find that, for education,students tend to conform to the social norm of their friends while, for sport activities, boththe social multiplier and the social norm effect matter.


Reference:
Liu, Xiaodong, Eleonora Patacchini and Yves Zenou (2014), "Endogenous Peer Effects: Local Aggregate or Local Average?". Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 103(July), 39–59.

Global index of the sharing economy

Timbro SEI

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Andreas Bergh, IFN and Lund University, is one of the authors of this book. The Timbro Sharing Economy Index is the first global index of the sharing economy. The index has been compiled using traffic volume data and scraped data, and provides a unique insight into the driving factors behind the peer-to-peer economy.

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