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January 28, 2020

Peer Effects in Networks: A Survey

We survey the recent, fast-growing literature on peer effects in networks. An important recurring theme is that the causal identification of peer effects depends on the structure of the network itself. In the absence of correlated effects, the reflection problem is generally solved by network interactions even in non-linear, heterogeneous models. By contrast, microfoundations are generally not identified. We discuss and assess the various approaches developed by economists to account for correlated effects and network endogeneity in particular. We classify these approaches in four broad categories: random peers, random shocks, structural endogeneity and panel data. We review an emerging literature relaxing the assumption that the network is perfectly known. Throughout, we provide a critical reading of the existing literature and identify important gaps and directions for future research.

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Income Volatility, Health and Well-Being

Amélie Adeline, Ismael Choinière Crèvecoeur, Raquel Fonseca Benito and Pierre-Carl Michaud

Inequality and Distribution of Income, Labour Market and Health
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La tarification routière au Québec - Quelles leçons tirer de l’expérience des précurseurs ?

Jean-Philippe Meloche

Government finances and Transport
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Towards a New Era in Road Pricing? Lessons from the Experience of First Movers

Jean-Philippe Meloche

Government finances and Transport
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