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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:

George Charlson

George Charlson
Cambridge-INET Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Interests
Network Theory, Network Design; Microeconomic Theory, Games on Networks and Competition Regulation

Eduard Talamàs

Dr Eduard Talamàs
Cambridge-INET Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Interests
Strategic Interactions in Economic Networks and Markets, with a focus on Investment and Bargaining


Published Papers


Commitment and (in) Efficiency: A Bargaining Experiment
Agranov, M. and Elliott, M., (2020), Journal of the European Economic Association

Targeting Interventions in Networks
Galeotti, A., Golub, B. and Goyal, S., (2020), Econometrica, forthcoming


Networks and Economic Policy
Elliott, M., Goyal, S. and Teytelboym, A., (2019), Oxford Review of Economic Policy

The Role of Networks in Antitrust Investigations
Elliott, M., and Galeotti, A., (2019), Oxford Review of Economic Policy


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


 
 

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Working Papers


No Holdup in Dynamic Markets
Elliott, M. and Talamàs, E., (WP2032)


Systemic Risk-Shifting in Financial Networks
Elliott, M., Georg, C-P. and Hazell, J., (WP2030)


Tracking the COVID-19 Crisis with High-Resolution Transaction Data
Carvalho, V. M., Garcia, J. R., Hansen, S., Ortiz, Á., Rodrigo, T., Rodríguez Mora, J. V.and Ruiz, J., (WP2016)


 
 

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Visitors


Dr John Wooders
NYU

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

Visiting between:
(26 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

Dr Marcin Dziubinksi - Cancelled
Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw

Research
Research interests span from theory of multiagent systems (modal logics of agency) and computational complexity theory to game theory, social choice and theoretical economics (spatial games, allocation games, networks

Visiting between:
(07 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 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


 
 

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Past Events


Large Scale Experiments Webinar Series - Edoardo Gallo

Large Scale Experiments Webinar Series - Edoardo Gallo

Cambridge-INET, Prof. Sanjeev Goyal and Dr. Frederic Moisan are hosting a series of webinars on "Large Scale Experiments". The seventh webinar of this series will be given by Edoardo Gallo (University of Cambridge) on "Fines and Progressive Ideology Trump Informational Campaigns in Promoting Social Distancing" and will take place on Thursday 30th July 2020, at 2.00pm.

Event Date - Thursday 30th July 2020


Large Scale Experiments Webinar Series - Sinan Aral

Large Scale Experiments Webinar Series - Sinan Aral

Cambridge-INET, Prof. Sanjeev Goyal and Dr. Frederic Moisan are hosting a series of webinars on "Large Scale Experiments". The sixth webinar of this series will be given by Sinan Aral (MIT) on the 23rd July 2020 at 2.00pm.

Event Date - Thursday 23rd July 2020


Large Scale Experiments Webinar Series - Marina Agranov

Large Scale Experiments Webinar Series - Marina Agranov

Cambridge-INET, Prof. Sanjeev Goyal and Dr. Frederic Moisan are hosting a series of webinars on "Large Scale Experiments". The fifth webinar of this series will be given by Marina Agranov (Caltech) on her paper "Information Aggregation on Networks: an Experimental Study", joint with Ben Gillen (Claremont McKenna College) and Dotan Persitz (Tel Aviv University). The webinar will take place on Thursday 16th July 2020, at 4.00pm.

Event Date - Thursday 16th July 2020


Large Scale Experiments Webinar Series - Damon Centola

Large Scale Experiments Webinar Series - Damon Centola

Cambridge-INET, Prof. Sanjeev Goyal and Dr. Frederic Moisan are hosting a series of webinars on "Large Scale Experiments". The fourth webinar of this series will be given by Damon Centola (University of Pennsylvania) on “Large Scale Network Experiments on Tipping Points in Social Norms” and will take place on Thursday 9th July 2020, at 2.00pm

Event Date - Thursday 9th July 2020


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News


Women in Economics - CEPR eBook

Women in Economics - CEPR eBook

Professor Sanjeev Goyal, Dr. Anja Prummer (former Cambridge-INET Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London) and Dr. Lorenzo Ductor (University of Granada) have written a chapter "Gender and Collaboration" for the new CEPR eBook Women in Economics.

Published on - Friday 6th March 2020


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


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