The economics of networks (Goyal Sanjeev, Christ's College Cambridge)

Guest Instructor: 
Goyal Sanjeev
Time I: 
Monday, 10:00am to Thursday, 04:00pm
Venue I: 
HU Berlin, Dorotheenstrasse 24, room 2402

Date: September 29 - October 2
Time: 10-12 and 3-4

Workers find jobs via personal acquaintances, firms collaborate to introduce new technologies, doctors prescribe new drugs based on conversations with colleagues, farmers learn about crops from neighboring farms, while pupils strive to conform to the work ethic of their peers at school. Our opportunities and our choices are shaped by the connections we have. The awareness that connections matter leads us to invest in them. And these investments give rise to networks of friendship, the world wide web, the network of collaboration
among firms, and many other networks which we see around us. These observations have inspired an exciting new research programme in economics which examines the origins and the implications of networks. The lectures in this course provide a rigorous introduction to this research.

For more details, please have a look at the syllabus.

Fall 2013
End date of the whole course: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 2:00pm