Economics @ NetSci 2012

Satellite Symposium on Economics in Networks

The NetSci 2012 Satellite Symposium on Economics in Networks was held on June 19 at Northwestern University.


Northwestern University, Jacobs Center, 2001 Sheridan Rd. Room G03


8:30 to 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 to 10:15 Session One Spread

Troy Tassier Hospital Worker Contact Networks: The Spread of Infectious Disease and Strategic Vaccine Decisions

William Rand Trust and Influence: Viral Marketing and Social Networks

10:15 to 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 to 12:15 Session Two Teams

Kate Anderson Individual Heterogeneity and Collaboration Network Formation 

Ben Jones The Demand for Collaboration in Science

Brandy Aven Network Diversity of Founding Teams: Entrepreneurial Performance in Late Imperial Russia

12:15 to 1:30 Lunch

1:30 to 3:00 Session Three Markets and Games

Alison Watts Fund-Raising Games Played on a Network

Doyne Farmer Market Impact and Financial Instability

Arun Sundararajan Network Seeding

3:00 to 3:30 Coffee Break

3:30 to 4:30 Session Four Cooperation

Sergio Currarini Behaviour on Social Networks: Externalities, Altruism and Peer Effects

Brian Rogers Cooperation in Anonymous Dynamic Social Networks

Speaker Links

Kate Anderson, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Brandy Aven, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University (tentative)
Sergio Currarini, Università di Venezia
Doyne Farmer, Santa Fe Institute
Ben Jones, Kellogg School of Management
William Rand, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Brian Rogers, Kellogg School of Management
Arun Sundararajan, NYU Stern School of Business
Troy Tassier, Fordham University
Alison Watts, Southern Illinois University


PJ Lamberson, Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO).