Paper on Role of Social Networks on Labor Market Outcomes Conditionally Accepted at ICIS 2015

Our paper showing that friends affect where one works has been conditionally accepted for presentation at the 2015 International Conference on Information Systems. This paper uses millions of call detailed records from a major cell-phone provider to infer social proximity and shows that friends who live close by are more likely to also work close by or even in the same company relative to people that just live close by. A number of robustness checks are used to alleviate endogeneity concerns, such as using distance between workplace and home to mediate the above mentioned relationship.

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