This year's conference, hosted by the Department of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis, will feature a special session on the information and privacy in 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:

  • learning in networks
  • selling information
  • interfirm networks
  • diffusion
  • strategic marketing and influence maximization
  • peer effects
  • homophily
  • network centrality
  • networks in international trade
  • networks of alliances and conflict
  • financial networks
  • models of network formation
  • games on networks
  • exchange and intermediation


The conference is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation to Vanderbilt University, with additional support from the Washington University Department of Economics, Weidenbam Center, CRES, and Arts & Sciences.  It is part of an NSF-sponsored series entitled "Network Science in Economics."