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Transmission of information within transnational social networks: a field experiment

Natalia Candelo Londono (), Rachel Croson () and Catherine Eckel ()

Experimental Economics, 2018, vol. 21, issue 4, No 9, 905-923

Abstract: Abstract Several studies have shown a relationship between the stocks of migrants and country-level investment in the home country; however the mechanism through which this relationship operates is still unexplored. We use a field experiment in which participants who are recent immigrants send information about risky decisions to others in their social network in their home country. The results demonstrate how this information influences decisions in the home country. We find that the advice given by family members and decisions made by friends significantly affects an individual’s risky decision-making.

Keywords: Information; Social networks; Risk; Immigration; Field experiments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H4 C91 C93 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1007/s10683-017-9557-9

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