NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Adoption with Social Learning and Network Externalities

Marcel Fafchamps, Mans Soderbom, Monique vanden Boogaart

NBER Working Paper No. 22282
Issued in May 2016

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We benefitted from comments from Joshua Blumenstock, Jeremy Folz, Paul Frijters, Simon Quinn and seminar participants at Oxford University, Monash University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Gothenburg, as well as conference participants at the 2016 CSAE Conference, Oxford and at the 2015 UNU-WIDER Nordic Conference in Development Economics, Helsinki. We thank Nathan Eagle for making the data available for this study. Monique vanden Boogaart’s work was carried out while she was a graduate student in the Economics Department of Oxford University. She is now employed at Uber. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Uber or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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