Ever since my first class on social network analysis, I have been both fascinated and intimidated by network effect models. Studying how these models have developed in the last decade, I became interested in writing an accessible review of the key challenges for identifying peer effects as well as conducting a simulation study to compare the different approaches.
Thanks to Weihua An for providing me with the opportunity to contribute to such a review in the Annual Review of Sociology, which can be found here. An extension of this review, which I have written as a precursor of the ARS paper, in which I examine network effect models in greater detail can be found here.
I will use the insights from these two projects to find the optimal research design for the cross-SES friendship project.