NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
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Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia

Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken

NBER Working Paper No. 18351
Issued in August 2012

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We thank Ritwik Sarkar, Prani Sastiono, Ririn Purnamasari, Hendratno Tuhiman, Matthew Wai-Poi, and Chaeruddin Kodir for outstanding research assistance and thank Mitra Samya, SurveyMeter the Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistics for their cooperation implementing the project. Most of all we thank Lina Marliani for her exceptional work leading the field implementation teams. Funding for this project came from a World Bank – Royal Netherlands Embassy trust fund. Chandrasekhar is grateful for support from the National Science Foundation GRFP. We thank Matthew Elliott, Ben Golub, Matthew O. Jackson, Chris Udry, participants at the Calvo-Armengol Workshop and NEUDC 2010 for helpful comments. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the World Bank, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, the National Bureau of Economic Research, or any other organization.

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