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Efficiency and other-regarding preferences in information and job-referral networks

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In this thesis I study how networks are formed and I analyse the strategies that well-connected individuals adopt in public good games on a network.

In chapter one I study an artefactual field experiment in rural India which tests whether farmers can create efficient networks in a repeated link formation game, and whether group categorisation increases the frequency of in-group links and reduces network efficiency. I find that the efficiency of the networks formed in the experime...

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University of Oxford
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St Antony's College
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2016-04-21

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