Stochastic Network Formation and Homophily

Forthcoming in Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Networks

35 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2015

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Paolo Pin

University of Siena - Dipartimento di Economia Politica

Brian Rogers

Washington University in St. Louis

Date Written: May 24, 2015

Abstract

We survey and synthesize models of network formation based on random graphs and stochastic processes. We organize the material according to whether the population is treated as fixed or dynamic. We pay particular attention to the effects of homophilous linking on network structure. Finally, we discuss empirical and econometric issues based on stochastic network formation models.

Keywords: Random graphs, homophily, social networks

JEL Classification: D85

Suggested Citation

Pin, Paolo and Rogers, Brian, Stochastic Network Formation and Homophily (May 24, 2015). Forthcoming in Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Networks, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2609951

Paolo Pin (Contact Author)

University of Siena - Dipartimento di Economia Politica ( email )

Piazza San Francesco 8
Siena, I53100
Italy

Brian Rogers

Washington University in St. Louis ( email )

One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1208
Saint Louis, MO MO 63130-4899
United States

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