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Empirics of Social Interactions

Yannis Ioannides

No 611, Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University from Department of Economics, Tufts University

Abstract: Empirical studies of social interactions address a multitude of de¯nitional, econo- metric and measurement issues associated with role of interpersonal and social group in°uences in economic decisions. Applications range from studies of crime patterns, neighborhood in°uences on upbringing and conformist behavior, mutual in°uences among classmates and keeping up with roommates in colleges regarding academic and social activities, to herding and to learning about social services. The entry reviews several instances of successful identi¯cation of e®ects emanating from others' behavior as distinct from characteristics of others. Data sets with increasingly rich contextual information will allow estimation of complex models of economic decisions.

Keywords: Social interactions; peer e®ects; contextual e®ects; neighborhood choice; neighbors; neighborhoods; neighborhood e®ects; laboratory experiments; ¯eld experi- ments; self selection; social networks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C25 I30 R00 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp, nep-net, nep-soc and nep-ure
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