Social Network Analysis

Most of my research involves analysis of networks, intersecting with a variety of substantive areas, including team and small group research (1) (5) (7) (9); interest group networks (8) (10) (17); social influence (2) (15); information governance and policy diffusion (4) (6) (11) (13) (14) (16); and the presidency (12). I am also increasingly intrigued by the potential for using behavioral data on social interactions to study networks (3).

**(For any of the following articles without a link, please david_lazer(at) for a PDF or hardcopy)

"Structure and tie strengths in mobile communication networks,"
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 104 (18), May 1, 2007
(with J.-P. Onnela, J. Saramaki, J. Hyvonen, G. Szabo,K. Kaskil, J. Kertesz, A.-L. Barabasi)

(1) David Lazer and Nancy Katz, "Regulating Effort: the Role of Embeddedness in Teams" revising for resubmission to Academy of Management Journal.

(2) Brian Rubineau, David Lazer, Nancy Katz, and Carol Chetkovich, "Birds of a Feather or Dogs on the Tether: Distinguishing Social Influence from Homophily," paper presented at the 2006 Sunbelt Conference.

(3) David Lazer, Alex (Sandy) Pentland, and Nathan Eagle, "Deconstructing the tie: behavioral and self-report measures of relationships," paper presented at the 2006 Sunbelt Conference.

(4) David Lazer, "Parallel problem solving: The social structure of exploration and exploitation," Administrative Science Quarterly, forthcoming. (with A. Friedman)

(5) Nancy Katz, David Lazer, Holly Arrow, and Noshir Contractor, "Network Theory and Group Research," in Andrea Hollingshead and Scott Poole (eds), Perspectives on Small Group Research, Sage: 2005.

(6) David Lazer, "Regulatory Capitalism as a Networked Order: The International System as an Informational Network," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2005.

(7) Nancy Katz, David Lazer, Holly Arrow, and Noshir Contractor, "Network Theory and Small Groups," Small Group Research, June 2004.

(8) Daniel Carpenter, Kevin Esterling and David Lazer, "Friends, Brokers and Transitivity: Who Informs Whom in Washington Politics?" Journal of Politics, February 2004.

(9) David Lazer, "Staying Connected," Harvard Generations Journal, Winter 2004 (with Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger)

(10) Nancy Katz and David Lazer, "Building Effective Intra-Organizational Networks: The Role of Teams," Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University, 2003.

(11) Daniel Carpenter, Kevin Esterling and David Lazer, "The Strength of Strong Ties: A Model of Contact-Making in Policy Networks with Evidence from U.S. Health Politics," Rationality and Society, November 2003.

(12) David Lazer, "Information and Innovation in a Networked World," in Dynamic Network Analysis: Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, 2003.

(13) David Lazer, "Regulatory Review: Presidential Control Through Selective Communication and Institutionalized Conflict," Center for Public Leadership Working paper, 2003.

(14) David Lazer and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, "Governing Networks: Telecommunication Deregulation in Europe and the United States," Brooklyn Journal of International Law, volume 27, number 3, 2002, 819-851.

(15) David Lazer, "Regulatory Interdependence and International Governance," Journal of European Public Policy, April 2001, 474-492.

(16) "The Co-evolution of Individual and Network," Journal of Mathematical Sociology, January 2001, 69-108.

(17) David Lazer, "The Free Trade Epidemic of the 1860s and Other Outbreaks of Economic Discrimination," World Politics, July 1999, 447-483.

(18) Daniel Carpenter, Kevin Esterling and David Lazer, "Strength of Weak Ties in Lobbying Networks: Evidence from Health-Care Politics in the United States," Journal of Theoretical Politics, October 1998, 417-444.

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