Understanding regression versus variance tests for social interactions

Steven N. Durlauf, Hisatoshi Tanaka

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This article considers the relationship between the use of regressions and the use of variance contrast methods to uncover social interactions. We illustrate how these methods employ different identifying assumptions and are therefore complementary approaches. We also provide formal identification results that extend existing ones for the two methods. (JEL C12, C21, C23, Z13)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalEconomic Inquiry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics


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