Fourth Annual Conference on Network Science and Economics

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13-04-18 to 15-04-18
Nashville, TN
United States
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This year’s conference, hosted by the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University, will feature a special, one-track session entitled Experimental and Behavioral Approaches to Networks on the first day.

The following days will run with parallel sessions on topics in the series’ broader theme of networks in economics, to include the following overlapping topics (a non-exhaustive list!):

  • learning and information transmission
    • Bayesian, behavioral, computational, etc.
    • diffusion and percolation models
  • bargaining and selling
    • pricing, intermediation, trade
    • network externalities, platforms
    • selling information goods
  • networks and firms
    • strategic marketing and influence maximization
    • trade
    • financial networks
  • network structure and its implications
    • centrality, homophily, brokerage, structural holes
  • games on networks
  • network formation
  • peer effects
  • networks and political economy
    • alliances and conflict
    • voting and persuasion


Click here to register


A room block has been reserved at:

Homewood Suites Nashville/Vanderbilt
2400 West Ends Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212

Link to reserve a room (must be done in addition to registering). Reservations must be made by 3/12. 

The special conference rates are as follows: rooms are $199 Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rate includes breakfast, and we will have breakfast at the conference as well.

In case participants wish to stay and enjoy Nashville a bit longer, the room block permits reservations for $150 a night from Sunday to Tuesday.


The conference is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation to Vanderbilt University, with additional support from Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Stanford.  It is part of an NSF-sponsored series entitled “Network Science in Economics.”

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