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Neighborhood Effects: Accomplishments and Looking Beyond Them

Yannis Ioannides () and Giorgio Topa ()

No 736, Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University from Department of Economics, Tufts University

Abstract: The paper addresses the empirical significance of the social context in economic decisions. Decisions of individuals who share spatial and social milieus are likely to be interdependent, and econometric identification of social effects poses intricate data and methodological problems, including dealing with self-selection in spatial and socail groups. It uses a simple empirical framework to introduce social interactions effects at different levels of aggregation, and examines estimation problems into linear models, the impact of self-selection and of non linearities. It also examines neighborhood effects in job matching and proposes a research agenda that offers new techniques and data sources.

Keywords: Neighborhood effects; social interactions; social networks; social effects; self-selection; neighborhood choice; social multiplier; spatial effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C00 C81 J6 R22 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-soc and nep-ure
Date: 2009
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