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This year’s conference, sponsored by the National Science Foundation with additional support from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Becker Friedman Institute will feature a special session on Networked Markets on the first day. 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

CALL FOR PAPERS:

We are now accepting paper submissions for the conference. Papers should be submitted via email to networksciecon@gmail.com. The submission deadline is January 10, 2020. Please indicate whether you are submitting for the first day session on networked markets or for the open conference.

While extended abstracts are acceptable, full papers are encouraged. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit papers. We have some funding for grad students, post docs, and junior faculty who do not have other research support to cover their travel.

PROGRAM:

A preliminary program will be announced by February 15, 2020. No conference proceedings will be published.

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.”