Permission of instructor required
Introduction to the study of social networks. Methods draw heavily on game theory, but also incorporate approaches from other disciplines, including sociology, mathematics, and computer science. Applications include risk sharing and microfinance; job searching; the spread of information, fads, and diseases; supply chains; collusion; and local public goods.
Prerequisite: ECON 159.
Senior Economics majors may preregister for departmental seminars. Other interested students may enroll with permission of the instructor during the course selection period.