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Understanding Interactions In Social Networks And Committees

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Executive Summary

While much of the literature on cross section dependence has focused mainly on estimation of the regression coefficients in the underlying model, estimation and inferences on the magnitude and strength of spillovers and interactions has been largely ignored. At the same time, such inferences are important in many applications, not least because they have structural interpretations and provide useful interpretation and structural explanation for the strength of any interactions. In this paper the authors propose GMM methods designed to uncover underlying (hidden) interactions in social networks and committees.

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