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  • Sanjeev Goyal

    (University of Essex,)

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Many of the interesting issues in the economics of networks-information transmission, individual incentives with local externalities, investments in connections, and the structure of complex networks-have to do with the quality of links between individuals entities. However, most of the research to date has assumed a one-zero formulation of connections. I argue that it is possible to write down tractable models of quality of links and that analyzing such models yields fresh insights into these issues. (JEL: C72, D85, Z13) Copyright (c) 2005 The European Economic Association.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Journal of the European Economic Association.

Volume (Year): 3 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2-3 (04/05)
Pages: 608-616

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  1. Bloch, Francis & Dutta, Bhaskar, 2005. "Communication Networks with Endogenous Link Strength," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 723, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
  2. Arnab Bhattacharjee & Sean Holly, 2010. "Understanding Interactions in Social Networks and Committees," CDMA Working Paper Series 201004, Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis.
  3. Bhattacharjee, A. & Holly, S., 2010. "Structural Interactions in Spatial Panels," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 1004, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.

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