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Social, economic, and infrastructure networks are a defining feature of modern economies. The Networks Theme at the Cambridge-INET Institute is one of the world’s strongest cluster of researchers in this dynamic and fast growing field. There are three broad themes of work. One line of research is concerned with the dynamics of networks. This is motivated by topical problems such as technological innovation, financial contagion, cybersecurity, disease epidemics, supply chain disruptions and international conflict. A second strand of work explores the relationship between markets, states and community networks; how traditional communities shape the behaviour of individuals and groups in a modern economy. This work has important implications for the optimal design of development policy. A third research theme explores bargaining, production and exchange in networks, with implications for industrial policy and the regulation of markets. The Cambridge-INET Networks Group is unusual in its diversity, both with regard to the methods we use – theory, experiments, and statistical analyses with observational data – and the areas we work in – spanning micro and macro analyses in developing and developed economies and covering the three research themes discussed above.


Coordinators:

Sanjeev Goyal

Prof. Sanjeev Goyal
Professor of Economics

Research Interests
Economic Theory, Networks.

Matthew Elliott

Dr. Matthew Elliott
University Reader

Research Interests
Networked Markets; Network Games; Bargaining; Cascades on Networks; Search; Matching


Postdoctoral
Researchers:

Frederic Moisan

Dr Frederic Moisan
Research Associate

Research Interests
Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Social & Economic Networks

 

Published Papers


Narrow Identities
Dasgupta, P. and Goyal, S., (2019), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics

Competitive contagion in networks
Goyal, S., Heidari, H. and Kearns, M., (2019), Games and Economic Behavior


A network approach to public goods
Elliott, M. and Golub, B., (2018), Journal of Political Economy

Diagnostic pathways and direct medical costs incurred by new adult pulmonary tuberculosis patients prior to anti-tuberculosis treatment - Tamil Nadu, India
Veesa, K.S., John, K.R., Moonan, P.K., Kaliappan, S.P., Manjunath, K., Sagili, K.D., Ravichandra, C., Menon, P.A., Dolla, C., Luke, N., Munshi, K., George, K., and Minz, S., (2018), PLoS ONE


Decentralized Bargaining in Matching Markets: Efficient Stationary Equilibria and the Core
Elliott, M. and Nava, F., (2018), Theoretical Econoimcs, forthcoming

Information Acquisition and Exchange in Social Networks
Goyal, S., Rosenkranz, S., Weitzel, U. and Buskens, V., (2017), The Economic Journal


 
 

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Working Papers



Trading in Complex Networks
Cardoso, F. M., Gracia-Lázaro, C., Moisan, F., Goyal, S., Sánchez, A. and Moreno, Y., (WP1911)

Connectors and Influencers
Choi, S., Goyal, S. and Moisan, F., (WP1909)



 
 

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Visitors


Dr John Wooders
NYU

Research
Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Industrial Organization.

Visiting between:
(29 May 2020 - 27 Jun 2020)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

Gurbachan Singh
Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre

Research
Macro-Financial Stability; the interface between Financial Economics and Macroeconomics.

Visiting between:
(29 Jul 2019 - 04 Aug 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal


Prof Syngjoo Choi
Seoul National University

Research
Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics

Visiting between:
(29 Jul 2019 - 04 Aug 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

Dr Chen Wang
University of Hong Kong

Research
Time Series Analysis, High-dimensional Data Analysis

Visiting between:
(01 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Host: Alexey Onatskiy


 
 

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Upcoming Events


The Economics of Distributed Ledger Technology

The Economics of Distributed Ledger Technology

Faculty of Economics and Fetch.ai will host a one day conference on The Economics of Distributed Ledger Technology, at Clare College, Cambridge, on the 28th March 2020. The conference will provide a forum for academics and industry to share perspectives on distributed ledger technology.

Event Date - Saturday 28th March 2020


Networks and Economic Policy Conference

Networks and Economic Policy Conference

Cambridge-INET are hosting a conference "Networks and Economic Policy" at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, on 13th - 14th July 2020. More details to follow.

Event Date - Monday 13th July 2020 - Tuesday 14th July 2020


Large Scale Experiments

Large Scale Experiments

Cambridge-INET are hosting a conference "Large Scale Experiments" at Christ's College, University of Cambridge, on 20th - 21st July 2020. More details to follow.

Event Date - Monday 20th July 2020 - Tuesday 21st July 2020


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Past Events


Seventh European Conference on Networks

Seventh European Conference on Networks

Cambridge-INET and the European Research Council (ERC) are holding the Seventh European Conference on Networks at Jesus College, Cambridge, on 10th-11th June 2019.

Event Date - Monday 10th June 2019 - Tuesday 11th June 2019


Book Launch - The European Guilds, by Sheilagh Ogilvie

Book Launch - The European Guilds, by Sheilagh Ogilvie

Cambridge-INET is holding a launch event for Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie’s book, “The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis”. The launch takes place on 14 March 2019, 5.30-7.00 pm, in the Old Combination Room, Trinity College, Cambridge. Please register your interest here.

Event Date - Thursday 14th March 2019


Cambridge IBSEN International Conference 2018

Cambridge IBSEN International Conference 2018

Cambridge INET and IBSEN will be hosting a Cambridge IBSEN International Conference on Large Scale Experiments 2018 on 24th - 26th July 2018 in the Stephen Hawking Building, The Cavonius Centre, Gonville & Caius College.

Event Date - Tuesday 24th July 2018 - Thursday 26th July 2018


Workshop on Firms in Development

Workshop on Firms in Development

Cambridge INET and St John's College will be holding a Workshop on Firms in Development on 11th - 12th June 2018 in the Lightfoot Room, St John's College, Cambridge. Please register your interest.

Event Date - Monday 11th June 2018 - Tuesday 12th June 2018


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News


Dr. Matt Elliott joins Cambridge-INET as a Coordinator

Dr. Matt Elliott joins Cambridge-INET as a Coordinator

Cambridge-INET is delighted to announce that Dr. Matt Elliott will be joining as a Coordinator for the Networks, Crowds and Markets research theme, on the 1st August 2019.

Published on - Thursday 18th July 2019


How Economics is Trying to Fix its Gender Problem

How Economics is Trying to Fix its Gender Problem

Professor Sanjeev Goyal's research (co-authored with Anja Prummer) into how risk aversion plays a role in female academic economists having smaller and more clustered networks of co-authors, has been quoted in an article by The Economist.

Published on - Friday 11th January 2019


Fellow of the Econometric Society

Fellow of the Econometric Society

The Faculty of Economics and Cambridge-INET is delighted to announce that Professor Sanjeev Goyal has been elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Published on - Monday 5th November 2018


Chair of the Faculty

Chair of the Faculty

Professor Sanjeev Goyal FBA will be stepping down as Chair of the Faculty on September 30, 2018, upon completion of his four year term. Professor Hamid Sabourian FBA will be succeeding him as Chair of the Faculty.

Published on - Monday 1st October 2018


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