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Title: Links and Architecture in Village Networks

Author(s): Pramila Krishnan and Emanuela Sciubba

Publication Date: April 2008

Keyword(s): Endogenous network formation, rural institutions and social networks

Programme Area(s): Development Economics

Abstract: In this paper we test the implications of a model of network formation 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.

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Krishnan, P and Sciubba, E. 2008. 'Links and Architecture in Village Networks'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.