Multivariate choices and identification of social interactions Journal Article uri icon



  • SummaryThis paper considers the identification of social interaction effects in the context of multivariate choices. First, we generalize the theoretical social interaction model to allow individuals to make interdependent choices in different activities. Based on the theoretical model, we propose a simultaneous equation network model and discuss the identification of social interaction effects in the econometric model. We also provide an empirical example to show the empirical salience of this model. Using the Add Health data, we find that a student's academic performance is not only affected by academic performance of his peers but also affected by screen‐related activities of his peers.

publication date

  • March 1, 2018

has restriction

  • bronze

Date in CU Experts

  • February 20, 2019 10:54 AM

Full Author List

  • Cohen‐Cole E; Liu X; Zenou Y

author count

  • 3

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-7252

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1099-1255

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 165

end page

  • 178


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