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This year’s conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation with additional support from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Becker Friedman Institute. The first day of the conference will feature a special session on Networked Markets and the following two days of the conference will run with parallel sessions on all topics in the series’ broader theme of networks in economics, including (but not limited to):

  • learning in networks
  • selling information
  • interfirm networks
  • diffusion
  • strategic marketing and influence maximization
  • peer effects
  • homophily
  • network centrality
  • networks in international trade
  • networks of alliances and conflict
  • financial networks
  • models of network formation
  • games on networks
  • exchange and intermediation

PROGRAM:

The program is currently being finalized. Please check back for updates. No conference proceedings will be published.

Friday, March 27 – Special Networked Markets Session
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 28 – Open Portion (Talks)  & Poster Sessions
9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 29 – Open Portion (Talks)
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

TUTORIAL: 

On March 26, there will be a tutorial designed for PhD students and young researchers who are new to the subject, led by Ben Golub. To register for the tutorial, please click here. Additional details will be posted by the end of February.

LODGING:

Participants of the conference have a special room rate at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, which is a convenient 5 minute walk from the conference venue. To reserve your room online, click here. To receive this rate of $219/night, your room must be booked before March 5, 2020. To reserve a room via phone, or secure a room on dates outside of the room block, please contact the hotel directly at 312-464-1000.

PAST CONFERENCES:

  • The 2019 conference hosted by the Indiana University Bloomington Department of Economics and the Indiana University Network Science Institute featured 56 talks over three days as well as a poster session. The full program can be found here.
  • The 2018 conference hosted by the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University featured 60 talks over three days as well as a poster session. The full program can be found here.
  • The 2017 conference, hosted by the Department of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis featured 41 talks over three days as well as a poster session. The full program can be found here.
  • The 2016 conference hosted by Stanford University Department of Economics featured  51 talks over three days as well as a poster session. Over 50 researchers from around the world attended. The full program can be found here.
  • The 2015 conference hosted by the Center for History and Economics at Harvard University featured 32 talks over three days as well as a poster session. About 50 researchers from around the world attended. The full program can be found here.

The conference is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation, with additional support from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the Becker Friedman Institute. It is part of an NSF-sponsored series entitled “Network Science in Economics.”

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