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Empirics of Social Interactions

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  • Yannis Ioannides

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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.

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  • Yannis Ioannides, 2006. "Empirics of Social Interactions," Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University 0611, Department of Economics, Tufts University.
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    1. Ioannides, Yannis M., 2002. "Residential neighborhood effects," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 145-165, March.
    2. Ioannides, Yannis M., 2004. "Neighborhood income distributions," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(3), pages 435-457, November.
    3. Ioannides, Yannis M. & Zabel, Jeffrey E., 2008. "Interactions, neighborhood selection and housing demand," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 63(1), pages 229-252, January.
    4. Ioannides, Yannis M., 2003. "Interactive property valuations," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 53(1), pages 145-170, January.

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    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;

    JEL classification:

    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General

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