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Relating Network Structure to Diffusion Properties through Stochastic Dominance

Matthew O. Jackson
  • 1Stanford University,
/ Brian W. Rogers
  • 2Northwestern University,
Published Online: 2007-02-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1935-1704.1341

We examine the spread of a disease or behavior through a social network. In particular, we analyze how infection rates depend on the distribution of degrees (numbers of links) among the nodes in the network. We introduce new techniques using first- and second order stochastic dominance relationships of the degree distribution in order to compare infection rates across different social networks.

Keywords: diffusion; infection; SIS; networks; social networks

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Published Online: 2007-02-22


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