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Identity and schooling: Some lessons for the economics of education
(Journal of Economic Literature, 2002-12-01)
A theory of buyer-seller networks
(American Economic Review, 2001-06-01)
This paper introduces a new model of exchange: networks, rather than markets, of buyers and sellers. It begins with the empirically motivated premise that a buyer and seller must have a relationship, a "link," to exchange ...
Economics and identity
(Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000-08-01)
This paper considers how identity, a person's sense of self, affects economic outcomes. We incorporate the psychology and sociology of identity into an economic model of behavior. In the utility function we propose, identity ...
Contracts, hold-up, and exports: Textiles and opium in colonial India
(American Economic Review, 2008-12-01)
Trade and export, it is argued, spur economic growth. This paper studies the microeconomics of exporting. We build a heuristic model of transactions between exporters and producers and relate it to East India Company (EIC) ...
Public goods in networks
(Journal of Economic Theory, 2007-07-01)
This paper considers incentives to provide goods that are non-excludable along social or geographic links. We find, first, that networks can lead to specialization in public good provision. In every social network there ...
Networks versus vertical integration
(RAND Journal of Economics, 2000-09-01)
We construct a theory to compare vertically integrated firms to networks of manufacturers and suppliers. Vertically integrated firms make their own specialized inputs. In networks, manufacturers procure specialized inputs ...