Information in Social Networks
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM (EST)
- Chair: Lori A. Beaman, Northwestern University
Friend-Based Ranking in Practice
AbstractA planner aims to target individuals who exceed a threshold in a characteristic, such as wealth or ability. The individuals can rank their friends according to the characteristic. We study a strategy-proof mechanism for the planner to use the rankings for targeting. We discuss how the mechanism works in practice, when the rankings may contain errors.
Using Information within Networks to Improve Targeting: Evidence from Liberia
Social Networks and the Evolution of Beliefs
- D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty