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Summer School and Symposium on Social and Economic Networks

25 - 29 June 2018 in Melbourne, Australia

About the Summer School and Symposium on Social and Economic Networks

The explosive changes in our abilities to communicate over distances— spurred by the evolution of communication technologies coupled with increased capabilities of the internet and social media—have made social networks very salient. Thus, it is perhaps more than coincidental that there has been a growth in network-related research that has accompanied the dramatic changes in the wiring of the world. An important reason for studying networks is to understand how networks affect behaviour. People often form relationships because they wish to be connected to other individuals for economically relevant reasons like the benefits of collaboration, exchange, and sharing of information.

The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers working on networks both from an empirical and theoretical perspective.

Summer School on Social and Economic Networks
Monday June 25 and Tuesday June 26: Matt O. Jackson (Stanford University), Sanjeev Goyal (Cambridge University) and Yves Zenou (Monash University) will give an introductory course on networks which will last 12 hours. They will cover different issues ranging from network formation and games on networks to the econometrics of networks and its applications.

Symposium on Social and Economic Networks
Wednesday June 27 to Friday June 29: These three days will be devoted to the presentations of researchers on all topics in the broader theme of networks in economics.

Organised by Yves Zenou (Monash University).

The Venue

Monash Conference Centre
Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne

Located in the CBD, the Monash Conference Centre is within easy walking distance to a number of car parks, trains, trams, buses and a taxi rank. It is also only a short stroll from a wide variety of hotels and accommodation options.

About Melbourne

About Melbourne

Melbourne is an exciting and vibrant city famous for its outdoor lifestyle, café culture, laneway art, theatres, fashion and nightlife. 

Melbourne also hosts a number of international sporting events, art exhibitions and music festivals, catering for all tastes and interests.

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Suggested hotels

Distance from conference venue 110m/1 minute walk 750-950m/10-13 minute walk 300-350m/4-5minute walk 450m/6 minute walk
Rating 5-star 5-star 5-star 4-star
Address 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 270 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 27 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000
WebpageSofitel on CollinsNovotel on CollinsSheraton Melbourne HotelRydges Melbourne (CBD)
Make a booking Please email or call +61 (0) 3 9653 7777 to make your booking and quote the code MBS230618.

Sofitel is not holding any rooms as this is a space available group and rates will be honoured upon availability. Therefore you are encouraged to book your accommodation at your earliest convenience.
 Reservations can be made, modified or cancelled up to 23 May 2018 via this link.