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The cost of segregation in (social) networks

Allouch, Nizar (2017) The cost of segregation in (social) networks. Games and Economic Behavior, 106 . pp. 329-342. ISSN 0899-8256. (doi:10.1016/j.geb.2017.08.012) (KAR id:63229)

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This paper investigates the welfare effect of income redistribution in the private provision of public goods on networks. We first show that the welfare effect of income redistribution is determined by Bonacich centrality. Then we develop an index based on the network structure of interactions, which, roughly speaking, measures the welfare effect of income redistribution confined to a component of contributors. The proposed index vanishes when applied to large components of contributors that display special segregated interactions, which suggests an “asymptotic neutrality” of redistributive policies.

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C72; D31; H41

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.geb.2017.08.012
Uncontrolled keywords: public goods; income redistribution; welfare effect; networks; Bonacich transfer index
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Nizar Allouch
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 10:06 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2023 13:02 UTC
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