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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 11 Social Networks Readings Tables and figures in this lecture are taken from: McMillan, J. and Woodruff, C. (1999), Interfirm Relationships and Informal Credit in Vietnam. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 114, Nov. 1999, 1285-1320. Banerjee, A. and Duflo, E. (2000), Reputation Effects And The Limits Of Contracting: A Study Of The Indian Software Industry. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 115(3):9891017. Class based on Miguel, Edward and Mary Kay Gugerty [2002], Ethnic Diversity, Social Sanctions, and Public Goods in Kenya. mimeo, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley. Network Formation and Collective Action We increasingly want to look at policy as a left hand side (dependent) variable, i.e., not “what does policy affect?” but “what determines the policy.” The social environment is of first-order importance in determining policy and welfare outcomes – e.g., service delivery in Africa There is a new, somewhat woolly, concept of social capital. Active research is exploring the theory and empirics of social capital as we speak. See Putnam & Co. 206 ...
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