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An Agent-Based Model of Internet Diffusion Under General and Specific Network Externalities (version 1.1.0)

Using nodes from the 2002 General Social Survey sample, the code establishes a network of ties with a given homophily bias, and simulates Internet adoption rates in that network under three conditions: (i) no network externalities, (ii) general network externalities, where an individual’s reservation price is a function of the overall adoption rate in the network, (iii) specific network externalities, where reservation price is a function of the adoption rate in individual’s personal network, with varying degrees of homophily.

Detailed description is available in:

Paul DiMaggio and Filiz Garip. 2011. “How Network Externalities Can Exacerbate Intergroup Inequality.” American Journal of Sociology 116(6): 1887-1933.

Version Submitter First published Last modified Status
1.1.0 Filiz Garip Fri Apr 27 21:07:06 2012 Sat Apr 27 20:18:23 2013 Published
1.0.0 Filiz Garip Fri Apr 27 20:56:06 2012 Sat Apr 27 20:18:21 2013 Published


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