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Cavalcanti, T.V.D., Giannitsarou, C. and Johnson, C.R.

Network cohesion

Economic Theory

Vol. 64(1) pp. 1-21 (2017)

Abstract: We define a measure of network cohesion and show how it arises naturally in a broad class of dynamic models of endogenous perpetual growth with network externalities. Via a standard growth model, we show why network cohesion is crucial for conditional convergence and explain that as cohesion increases, convergence is faster. We prove properties of network cohesion and define a network aggregator that preserves network cohesion.

Keywords: Network theory, Ednogenous growth models, Convergence, Consensus

JEL Codes: D85, O40, D62

Author links: Tiago Cavalcanti  Chryssi Giannitsarou  

Publisher's Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00199-016-0992-1

Open Access Full Text: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/265656



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