Mengjie Pan

Mengjie Pan

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Social and economic network data can be useful for both researchers and policymakers, but can often be impractical to collect. We propose collecting Aggregated Relational Data (ARD) using questions that are simple and easy to add to any survey. These question are of the form "how many of your friends in the village have trait k?" We show that by collecting ARD on even a small share of the population, researchers can recover the likely distribution of statistics from the underlying network. Read More