Publications


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

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

"Computational Social Science," Science, Vol 323, Iss 5915 (6 February 2009): 721-723. (with A. Pentland, L. Adamic, S. Aral, A.-L. Barabási, D. Brewer, N. Christakis, N. Contractor, J. Fowler, M. Gutmann, T. Jebara, G. King, M. Macy, D. Roy, and M. Van Alstyne). Read: article summary, full text.

The social structure of exploration and exploitation,” Administrative Science Quarterly 52 (December 2007): 667–694. (with A. Friedman).

"Lending a helping hand: Voluntary engagement in knowledge sharing in a network of professionals," 
International Journal of Learning and Change, Vol. 3 No. 1 (2008): 5-22. (with I. Mergel and M. Binz-Scharf)

"Structure and tie strengths in mobile communication networks," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online Apr 24, 2007; doi:10.1073/pnas.0610245104. (with J.-P. Onnela, J. Saramäki, J. Hyvönen, G. Szabó, K. Kaskil, J. Kertész, and A.-L. Barabási)

From E-Gov to I-Gov: Governance and Information Technology in the 21st Century, edited with Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger (MIT Press, 2007) including chapters: "From Egov to Igov" (with Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger), "The Governing of Government Information" (with Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger), and "It Takes a Network to Build a Network" (with Maria Binz-Scharf). [TOC and Sample Chapters]

"Finding Criminals Through DNA of Their Relatives," Science 312, June 2, 2006 (with F. Bieber and C. Brenner).

 "Global and Domestic Interdependence:  Modes of Interdependence in Regulatory Policymaking," European Law Journal 12, 2006.

 "Statutory Frameworks for Regulating Information Flows:  Drawing Lessons for DNA Data Banks from other Government Data Systems."  Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 34, 2006: 366-374. (with V. Mayer-Schoenberger)

"Managing the web: how Members of Congress use the Internet," in Advanced Topics in Electronic
Government Research, Donald Norris, editor, Hershey, PA: Idea Group (with Kevin Esterling and Michael
Neblo), 2006.

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

"Home (Page) Style: Determinates of the Quality of House Members’ Websites," International Journal of
Electronic Government Research 2(1), 2005.

"Network Theory and Group Research," in Poole, M. S., & Hollingshead, A. B. (Eds.) Theories of
Small Groups: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage 2005. (with Nancy Katz, Holly
Arrow, and Noshir Contractor).

"Introduction: DNA and the Criminal Justice System," in David Lazer (ed), DNA and the Criminal Justice
System: The Technology of Justice, (MIT press, 2004)

"DNA and the Criminal Justice System: Consensus and Debate," in David Lazer (ed), DNA and the Criminal
Justice System: The Technology of Justice, (MIT press, 2004)

"Network Theory and Small Groups," Small Group Research 35(3), June 2004, (with Nancy Katz, Holly Arrow,
and Noshir Contractor)

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

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

"Management-Based Regulation: Prescribing Private Management to Achieve Public Goals," Law & Society
Review, December 2003 (with Cary Coglianese).

"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 (with Daniel Carpenter and Kevin Esterling).

"Information and Innovation in a Networked World," in R. Breiger, K. Carley, P. Pattison, Dynamic SocialNetwork Modeling and Analysis: Workshop Summary and Papers (National Academies Press, 2003).

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

"Management-Based Regulatory Strategies," in Jack Donahue and Joseph Nye (Eds.), Market-Based Governance: Supply Side, Demand Side, Upside, and Downside, Washington, DC: Brookings, 2002 (with Cary Coglianese).

"Regulatory Interdependence and International Governance," Journal of European Public Policy, April
2001, 474-492.

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

"4 Blueprints for Change: Devolution and Subsidiarity in the United States and the European Union," in Kalypso
Nicolaidis and Robert Howse (eds), The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the
US and the EU, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001 (co-author with Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger).

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

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

"Reality Kisses the Neck of Speculation: A Report From the NKC Workgroup," in 1991 Lectures
in Complex Systems, eds. L. Nadel and D. Stein, Addison-Wesley, 1992 (co-author).

Edited Volume:

DNA and the Criminal Justice System: The Technology of Justice (MIT press, 2004)

Op-Eds

 "DNA Sweep Must Be Accompanied by Informed Consent" Provincetown Banner, January 20, 2005 (with F. Bieber)

 "Guilt by Association?" New Scientist, September 23, 2004 (with F. Bieber).

 "Lessons Learned from a Miscarriage of Justice" Boston Globe, April 12, 2003 (with F. Bieber).

Book Reviews

Review of "Reinventing Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Project XL" in Journal of Policy Analysis
and Management, Winter, 2004.

Review of "Emergent Actors in World Politics: How States and Nations Develop" in Journal of Artificial
Societies and Social Simulation, March 2001.



 
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