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Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia

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  • Vivi Alatas

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  • Abhijit Banerjee

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  • Arun G Chandrasekhar

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  • Rema Hanna

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  • BENJAMIN A Olken

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A unique data-set from Indonesia is analysed to understand what individuals know about the income distribution in their village to test theories such as Jackson and Rogers (2007) that link information aggregation in networks to the structure of the network. The observed patterns are consistent with a basic diffusion model: more central individuals are better informed and individuals are able to better evaluate the poverty status of those to whom they are more socially proximate. [BREAD Working Paper No. 354]. URL:[http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/354.pdf].

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Keywords: Networks; Diffusion of information; Targeting; Development; Indonesia; poverty status; socially proximate; cross-village patterns; villagers; community; jobs; microfinance; and public health; decentralization; public goods;

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  2. Elsner, Benjamin & Narciso, Gaia & Thijssen, Jacco J. J., 2013. "Migrant Networks and the Spread of Misinformation," IZA Discussion Papers 7863, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Mastrobuoni, Giovanni, 2014. "The Value of Connections: Evidence from the Italian-American Mafia," IZA Discussion Papers 7925, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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