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The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Networks

Edited by Yann Bramoullé (), Andrea Galeotti and Brian Rogers

in OUP Catalogue from Oxford University Press

Abstract: The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Networks represents the frontier of research into how and why networks form, how they influence behavior, how they help govern outcomes in an interactive world, and how they shape collective decision making, opinion formation, and diffusion dynamics. From a methodological perspective, the contributors to this volume devote attention to theory, field experiments, laboratory experiments, and econometrics. Theoretical work in network formation, games played on networks, repeated games, and the interaction between linking and behavior is synthesized. A number of chapters are devoted to studying social process mediated by networks. Topics here include opinion formation, diffusion of information and disease, and learning. There are also chapters devoted to financial contagion and systemic risk, motivated in part by the recent financial crises. Another section discusses communities, with applications including social trust, favor exchange, and social collateral; the importance of communities for migration patterns; and the role that networks and communities play in the labor market. A prominent role of networks, from an economic perspective, is that they mediate trade. Several chapters cover bilateral trade in networks, strategic intermediation, and the role of networks in international trade. Contributions discuss as well the role of networks for organizations. On the one hand, one chapter discusses the role of networks for the performance of organizations, while two other chapters discuss managing networks of consumers and pricing in the presence of network-based spillovers. Finally, the authors discuss the internet as a network with attention to the issue of net neutrality. Available in OSO: Contributors to this volume - Daron Acemoglu Sinan Aral Lori Beaman Francis Bloch Vincent Boucher Yann Bramoulle Emily Breza Antonio Cabrales Arun Chandrasekhar Thomas Chaney Syngjoo Choi Daniele Condorelli Wouter Dessein Marcin Dziubinski Nick Economides Bernard Fortin Douglas Gale Andrea Galeotti Edoardo Gallo Ben Golub Piero Gottardi Sanjeev Goyal Matthew Jackson Shachar Kariv Alan Kirman Rachel Kranton PJ Lamberson Mihai Manea Ana Mauleon Dina Mayzlin Markus Mobius Kaivan Munshi Francesco Nava Asu Ozdaglar Paolo Pin Andrea Prat Brian Rogers Tanya Rosenblat Evan Sadler Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi Vincent Vannetelbosch Fernando Vega-Redondo Adrien Vigier Duncan Watts Yves Zenou

Date: 2016
ISBN: 9780199948277
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