Social Networks and Microfinance

Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Esther Duflo and Matthew Jackson


The study of how network structures influence economic activity is increasingly becoming the subject of interest within Development Economics. This note summarises patterns of social interaction influence an individual’s economic behaviour including employment, career choice, consumption, investment, risk sharing and participation in microfinance


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