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Connections : an introduction to the network economy

Author: Sanjeev Goyal
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2009.
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Networks pervade social and economic life, and they play a prominent role in explaining a huge variety of social and economic phenomena. This book puts contemporary thinking about networks and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sanjeev Goyal
ISBN: 9780691141183 0691141185
OCLC Number: 300401156
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Acknowledgements ix Chapter 1: Introduction 1 1.1 Themes 1 1.2 Networks in Economics 4 1.3 The Economic Approach and Other Subjects 7 1.4 A Note on Style 8 Chapter 2: Networks: Concepts and Empirics 9 2.1 Introduction 9 2.2 Concepts 9 2.3 Properties of Empirical Networks 20 Chapter 3: Games on Networks 25 3.1 Introduction 25 3.2 General Model 27 3.3 Applications 34 3.4 Discussion of Two Assumptions 49 3.5 Concluding Remarks 53 3.6 Appendix 55 Chapter 4: Coordination and Cooperation 63 4.1 Introduction 63 4.2 Coordination Games 66 4.3 Games of Conflict 75 4.4 Concluding Remarks 80 4.5 Appendix 81 Chapter 5: Social Learning 87 5.1 Introduction 87 5.2 Theoretical Framework 89 5.3 Learning from Neighbors 94 5.4 Related Themes 102 5.5 Concluding Remarks 104 5.6 Appendix 105 Chapter 6: Social Networks in Labor Markets 113 6.1 Introduction 113 6.2 The Social Transmission of Job Information 116 6.3 Adverse Selection and Referrals 120 6.4 The Use of Social Networks: Empirical Evidence 124 6.5 Concluding Remarks 128 6.6 Appendix 128 Chapter 7: Strategic Network Formation: Concepts 143 7.1 Introduction 143 7.2 One-Sided Links 147 7.3 Two-Sided Links 150 7.4 Efficiency and Equity 158 7.5 Concluding Remarks 158 7.6 Appendix 159 Chapter 8: One-Sided Link Formation 163 8.1 Introduction 163 8.2 A Simple Model of Link Formation 165 8.3 Extensions 171 8.4 Experiments and Empirical Regularities 182 8.5 Research in Other Subjects 185 8.6 Concluding Remarks 188 8.7 Appendix 188 Chapter 9: Two-Sided Link Formation 199 9.1 Introduction 199 9.2 Network Formation: Four Applications 200 9.3 Stability and Efficiency 215 9.4 Unequal Degrees and Payoffs 221 9.5 Concluding Remarks 227 9.6 Appendix 229 Chapter 10: Research Collaboration among Firms 245 10.1 Introduction 245 10.2 Why Extensive and Nonexclusive Links? 247 10.3 Collaboration among Competing Firms 249 10.4 Related Themes 259 10.5 Empirical Patterns 262 10.6 Concluding Remarks 265 10.7 Appendix 266 References 271 Index 285
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