Heterogeneity and Networks

Sanjeev Goyal

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This chapter shows that networks can have large and differentiated effects on behavior and then argues that social and economic pressures facilitate the formation of heterogeneous networks. Thus networks can play an important role in understanding the wide diversity in human behavior and in economic outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)687-712
Number of pages26
JournalHandbook of Computational Economics
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Heterogeneity
  • Intermediation
  • Linking
  • Network formation
  • Networks
  • Structural holes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Computer Science Applications


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