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Inference for Network Regression Models with Community Structure
Mengjie Pan · Tyler Mccormick · Bailey Fosdick

Thu Jul 22 07:35 AM -- 07:40 AM (PDT) @ None

Network regression models, where the outcome comprises the valued edge in a network and the predictors are actor or dyad-level covariates, are used extensively in the social and biological sciences. Valid inference relies on accurately modeling the residual dependencies among the relations. Frequently homogeneity assumptions are placed on the errors which are commonly incorrect and ignore critical natural clustering of the actors. In this work, we present a novel regression modeling framework that models the errors as resulting from a community-based dependence structure and exploits the subsequent exchangeability properties of the error distribution to obtain parsimonious standard errors for regression parameters.

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Mengjie Pan (Facebook)
Tyler Mccormick (University of Washington)
Bailey Fosdick (Colorado State University)

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