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Network Science in Economics

Conference Series

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the NSF-sponsored series of conferences, Network Science in Economics, one each year for four years, to foster the development and dissemination of cutting edge research in network theory.  The conferences will be co-directed by Ben Golub (Harvard), Matthew Jackson (Stanford University) and Myrna Wooders (Vandetbilt).

The second annual conference in the series on Network Science in Economics will take place from April 22 to 24, 2016 at Stanford University. The conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation with additional support from the Departments of Economics at Stanford University and at Vanderbilt University. 

The first day, Friday April 22, will be devoted to recent studies on the econometrics and statistical modeling of networks, and will run without parallel sessions.  The remaining days will run with parallel sessions on all topics in the series' broader theme of networks in economics.

Papers may be submitted via email to .

Please indicate whether you are submitting for the first day session on the econometrics and statistical analysis of networks, or the open conference.  The submission deadline is January 30, 2015.  A preliminary program will be announced by the end of February 2015. No conference proceedings will be published.

While extended abstracts are acceptable, full papers are encouraged. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit papers. Speakers' expenses will be partially reimbursed, and some limited financial support is available for younger scholars to attend. 

The local organizers are Arun Chandrasekhar and Matt Jackson.

This conference is part of an NSF-sponsored series entitled "Network Science in Economics" through a grant to Vanderbilt University. See here for the NSF announcement and description of the award.