2017

The Economic Consequences of Social-Network Structure

Reprint No. 2017:12

Author(s): Matthew O. Jackson, Brian W. Rogers and Yves ZenouYear: 2017 Title: Journal of Economic Literature Volume (No.): 55 (1) Pages: 49–95
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We survey the literature on the economic consequences of the structure of social networks. We develop a taxonomy of "macro" and "micro" characteristics of social-interaction networks and discuss both the theoretical and empirical findings concerning the role of those characteristics in determining learning, diffusion, decisions, and resulting behaviors. We also discuss the challenges of accounting for the endogeneity of networks in assessing the relationship between the patterns of interactions and behaviors.


Reference:
Jackson, Matthew O., Brian W. Rogers and Yves Zenou (2017), "The Economic Consequences of Social-Network Structure". Journal of Economic Literature 55(1), 49–95.

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