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Unpacking Social Interactions

  • ETHAN COHEN-COLE
  • GIULIO ZANELLA

"As empirical work in identifying social effects becomes more prevalent, researchers are beginning to struggle in identifying the composition of social interactions within any given reference group. In this article, we present a simple econometric methodology for the separate identification of multiple social interactions. The setting under which we achieve separation is special but is likely to be appropriate in many applications. "("JEL "Z13) Copyright (c) 2008 Western Economic Association International.

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Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Economic Inquiry.

Volume (Year): 46 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (01)
Pages: 19-24

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ecinqu:v:46:y:2008:i:1:p:19-24
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