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).