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From Neighborhoods to Nations: The Economics of Social Interactions

Yannis M. Ioannides

Abstract

Just as we learn from, influence, and are influenced by others, our social interactions drive economic growth in cities, regions, and nations—determining where households live, how children learn, and what cities and firms produce. This book synthesizes the recent economics of social interactions for anyone seeking to understand the contributions of this important area. Integrating theory and empirics, the book explores theoretical and empirical tools that economists use to investigate social interactions, and shows how a familiarity with these tools is essential for interpreting findings. It ... More

Keywords: social interactions, economic growth, economics, neighborhood, community, productivity, industrial specialization, urban expansion, empirics, location decisions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691126852
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691126852.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yannis M. Ioannides, author
Tufts University