Our empirical model leverages cellphone location data to map city-based social networks & finds one size does not fit all! Answer depends on local context.
full paper: abhishekn.com/files/network-…
and yet our models of disease spread and economic loss don't take this spatial heterogeneity into account. 🤷🏾♂️
Can we do better?
We find significant heterogeneity across cities!
Also: our results may change as this is v.preliminary work & many improvements and additions are in the works!