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    Links and architecture in village networks

    Krishnan, P. and Sciubba, Emanuela (2006) Links and architecture in village networks. Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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    This paper provides a theoretical framework of endogenous network formation that yields testable predictions for the network architectures generated by a particular informal institution common in village economies. We test the implications of the model on data from rural Ethiopia. In contrast to the current literature, we demonstrate the critical role of both number of links and architecture in determining the impact of social networks on outcomes. Social capital matters, but its impact differs by the architecture of the network to which one belongs.


    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: BWPEF 0614
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Endogenous network formation, social networks, rural institutions
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 06:52
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:50


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