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From neighborhoods to nations : the economics of social interactions, Yannis M. Ioannides

From neighborhoods to nations : the economics of social interactions
From neighborhoods to nations
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the economics of social interactions
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Yannis M. Ioannides
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. "From Neighborhoods to Nations" synthesizes the recent economics of social interactions for anyone seeking to understand the contributions of this important area. Integrating theory and empirics, Yannis Ioannides explores theoretical and empirical tools that economists use to investigate social interactions, and he shows how a familiarity with these tools is essential for interpreting findings. The book makes work in the economics of social interactions accessible to other social scientists, including sociologists, political scientists, and urban planning and policy researchers. Focusing on individual and household location decisions in the presence of interactions, Ioannides shows how research on cities and neighborhoods can explain communities' composition and spatial form, as well as changes in productivity, industrial specialization, urban expansion, and national growth. The author examines how researchers address the challenge of separating personal, social, and cultural forces from economic ones. Ioannides provides a toolkit for the next generation of inquiry, and he argues that quantifying the impact of social interactions in specific contexts is essential for grasping their scope and use in informing policy. Revealing how empirical work on social interactions enriches our understanding of cities as engines of innovation and economic growth, "From Neighborhoods to Nations" carries ramifications throughout the social sciences and beyond
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  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 From Urban Externalities to Urban Interactions; 1.2 Economies of Cities and New Economic Geography; 1.3 Urban Structure and Growth; 1.4 Urban Interactions, Politics, and Urban Design; 1.5 Moving Forward; Chapter 2 Social Interactions: Theory and Empirics; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 A Simple Linear Model; 2.3 Endogenous Social Structure; 2.4 Nonlinear Models; 2.5 Why Experimental Data Can Help; 2.6 Endogenous Social Structure Revisited: Dynamics; 2.7 Econometrics of Social Interactions in Social Networks
  • 2.8 Spatial Econometrics Models as Social Interactions Models2.9 Social Learning in Urban Settings; 2.10 Conclusions; 2.11 Highlights of the Literature and Further Study; 2.12 Appendix: Basic Facts of Graph and Network Theory for Social Network Modeling; 2.13 Appendix: Survey of Micro Data Sources with Rich Contextual Information; Chapter 3 Location Decisions of Individuals and Social Interactions; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Aspatial Models of Location with Social Interactions; 3.3 An Exact Solution for Hedonic Prices in a Model of Sorting
  • 3.4 A Discrete Location Problem with Endogenous and Contextual Effects3.5 Endogenous Neighborhood Choice and Contextual Effects in Housing Decisions; 3.6 Spatial Clustering and Demographic Characteristics: Schelling's Models; 3.7 Hierarchical Models of Community Choice with Social Interactions; 3.8 Conclusion; 3.9 Appendices; Chapter 4 Location Decisions of Firms and Social Interactions; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Models of Location of Firms; 4.3 Location of Firms under Uncertainty; 4.4 Testing for Agglomeration; 4.5 Other Approaches to Studying Agglomeration Economies
  • 4.6 Empirical Evidence on Urbanization (Jacobs) Externalities: A Look from the Total Factor Productivity of Firms4.7 The Role of Inputs and Geography in Location Decisions of Firms; 4.8 Economic Geography Models for Firms' Location Decisions; 4.9 Risk Pooling by Firms in the Urban Economy; 4.10 Conclusion; Chapter 5 Social Interactions and Urban Spatial Equilibrium; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Urban Spatial Equilibrium with Social Interactions; 5.3 Location Decisions of Firms in Urban Space; 5.4 Monocentric versus Polycentric Models of the Urban Economy
  • 5.5 The Lucas-Rossi-Hansberg Models of Urban Spatial Structure with Productive Externalities5.6 Neighborhood Effects and the Geometry of the Canonical Urban Model; 5.7 Transmission of Job-Related Information and Urban Equilibrium; 5.8 Choice of Job Matching and Spatial Structure; 5.9 Conclusions; Chapter 6 Social Interactions and Human Capital Spillovers; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Spatial Equilibrium; 6.3 Spatial Interactions and Spatial Economic Activity; 6.4 The Urban Wage Premium and Spatial Equilibrium; 6.5 Social Interactions and Human Capital Accumulation
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