The program is posted.

This year’s conference, hosted by the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University, will feature a special, one-track session entitled Experimental and Behavioral Approaches to Networks on the first day.  The following days will run with parallel sessions on topics in the series’ broader theme of networks in economics, to include the following overlapping topics (a non-exhaustive list!):

  • learning and information transmission
    • Bayesian, behavioral, computational, etc.
    • diffusion and percolation models
  • bargaining and selling
    • pricing, intermediation, trade
    • network externalities, platforms
    • selling information goods
  • networks and firms
    • strategic marketing and influence maximization
    • trade
    • financial networks
  • network structure and its implications
    • centrality, homophily, brokerage, structural holes
  • games on networks
  • network formation
  • peer effects
  • networks and political economy
    • alliances and conflict
    • voting and persuasion

The conference is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation to Vanderbilt University, with additional support from Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Stanford.  It is part of an NSF-sponsored series entitled “Network Science in Economics.”