Fall 2022 - ECON 436 D100
Seminar in Economics and Social Network Analysis (3)
Class Number: 4069
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 13, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
Prerequisites:ECON 302 or ECON 305, with a minimum grade of C-.
Introduces students to the field of network economics. The goal is to understand social networks and their influence on economic outcomes. Topics will include how to measure and represent networks, six degrees of separation and small world properties in networks, network formation models, influence of network on economics outcomes such as diffusion of ideas. Students with credit for ECON 483 under the title Social and Economic Networks may not take this course for further credit.
This class will introduce students to the field of network economics: the goal is to understand social networks and their influence on economic outcomes. Topics will include how to measure and represent networks, six degrees of separation and small world properties in networks, network formation models, influence of network on economic outcomes such as diffusion of ideas.
- Introduction: Social Networks and Networked Markets
- Representing and Measuring Networks
- Degree distributions
- Small worlds, clustering and 6 degrees of separation.
- Network Formation
- Random networks.
- Strategic network formation models
- Social Networks and Markets
- Diffusion in Networks (Ideas, epidemics, etc…)
- Class Participation 5%
- Presentation in Class 20%
- Midterm Exam 25%
- Final Exam 50%
Readings will be from lecture notes, papers and other readings supplied on the Canvas Econ 483 website.
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