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Publication - Dr Timo Hiller

    Peer Effects in Endogenous Networks


    Hiller, TC, 2012, ‘Peer Effects in Endogenous Networks’. University of Bristol


    This paper presents a simple model of strategic network formation with local com-
    plementarities in eort levels and positive local externalities. Equilibrium networks display - other than the complete and the empty network - a core-periphery structure, which is commonly observed in empirical studies. Ex-ante homogenous agents may obtain very dierent ex-post outcomes. These ndings are relevant for a wide range of social and economic phenomena, such as educational attainment, criminal activity, labor market participation and R&D expenditures of rms.

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