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Essays on networks and development

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Social networks can impact individual outcomes by hampering social learning, propagating incorrect misperceptions, and upholding inefficient rules. This thesis studies how individual decisions can be impacted by the social networks they are embedded in. In the first chapter, I theoretically show that individual behavioural idiosyncrasies can adversely affect the choices of their peers and the long-run beliefs of society. I find that an individual's network position along with their behavio...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Role:
Author

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-4496-1623
Institution:
University of Oxford
Role:
Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
Deposit date:
2021-10-17

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