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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


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


Short selling in extreme events
Geraci, M. V., Garbaravicius, T. and Veredas, D., (2018), Journal of Financial Stability

Measuring Interconnectedness between Financial Institutions with Bayesian Time-Varying Vector Autoregressions
Geraci, M. V. and Gnabo, J-Y., (2018), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis


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

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


 
 

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Working Papers


Games on Multi-Layer Networks
Walsh, A. M., (WP1912)

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


Network Formation in Large Groups
Choi, S., Goyal, S. and Moisan, F., (WP1909)

Community Networks and the Growth of Private Enterprise in China
Dai, R., Mookherjee, D., Munshi, K. and Zhang, X., (WP1811)


Gender & Collaboration
Ductor, L, Goyal, S. and Prummer, A., (WP1807)

Heterogeneity and Networks
Goyal, S., (WP1803)


 
 

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Visitors


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

Dr Romans Pancs
Assistant Professor, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Visiting between:
(25 May 2019 - 26 Jun 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal


 
 

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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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