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The Economic Consequences of Social-Network Structure

Matthew Jackson (), Brian W. Rogers and Yves Zenou ()

Journal of Economic Literature, 2017, vol. 55, issue 1, 49-95

Abstract: 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.

JEL-codes: D12 D83 D85 K42 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
Note: DOI: 10.1257/jel.20150694
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