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Seminar in Economics and Social Network Analysis ECON 436 (3)

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. Prerequisite: ECON 302 or ECON 305, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for ECON 483 under the title Social and Economic Networks may not take this course for further credit.