Understanding Interactions in Social Networks and Committees

Arnab Bhattacharjee, Sean Holly

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    Abstract

    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 spill-overs 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 we propose GMM methods designed to uncover underlying (hidden) interactions in social networks and committees. Special attention is paid to the interval censored regression model. Our methods are applied to a study of committee decision making within the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSt. Andrews
    PublisherScottish Institute for Research in Economics
    Number of pages44
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameSIRE Discussion Papers
    PublisherScottish Institute for Research in Economics
    No.2009-53

    Keywords

    • committee decision making
    • SOCIAL NETWORKS
    • Cross section and spatial interaction
    • Generalised method of moments
    • Censored Regression Model
    • Expectation-Maximisation Algorithm
    • Monetary policy
    • Interest rates

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    Understanding Interactions in Social Networks and Committees

    Bhattacharjee, A. & Holly, S., 2010, St. Andrews: Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis, 43 p. (CDMA Working Paper Series; no. CDMA10/04).

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  • Understanding Interactions in Social Networks and Committees

    Bhattacharjee, A. & Holly, S., 2010, Cambridge: Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, 41 p. (Cambridge Working Papers in Economics; no. 1003).

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    Bhattacharjee, A., & Holly, S. (2009). Understanding Interactions in Social Networks and Committees. (SIRE Discussion Papers; No. 2009-53). Scottish Institute for Research in Economics . http://ideas.repec.org/p/edn/sirdps/82.html