A Typology of Social Capital and Associated Network Measures

29 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2017 Last revised: 27 Feb 2019

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Matthew O. Jackson

Stanford University - Department of Economics; Santa Fe Institute

Date Written: February 1, 2019


I provide a typology of social capital, breaking it down into seven more fundamental forms of capital: information capital, brokerage capital, coordination and leadership capital, bridging capital, favor capital, reputation capital, and community capital. I discuss how most of these forms of social capital can be identified using different network-based measures.

Keywords: Social Capital, Social Networks, Networks, Centrality, Capital, Power, Influence, Brokerage, Information, Leadership, Coordination, Trust, Reputation, Favor Exchange

JEL Classification: D85, D13, L14, O12, Z13

Suggested Citation

Jackson, Matthew O., A Typology of Social Capital and Associated Network Measures (February 1, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3073496 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3073496

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