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The Cambridge-INET Institute - continuing as the Janeway Institute

 

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
Arthur C. Pigou Professor of Economics

Research Interests
Economic Theory, Networks.

Matthew Elliott

Dr. Matthew Elliott
Professor of Economics

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


Postdoctoral
Researchers:

George Charlson

Dr George Charlson
Janeway Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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


Published Papers


Supply Network Formation and Fragility
Elliott, M., Golub, B. and Leduc, M. V. , (2022), American Economic Review, accepted

Gender and Collaboration
Ductor, L., Goyal, S. and Prummer, A., (2021), Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming


A Simulation Study of How Religious Fundamentalism Takes Root
Fan, J., Friedman, D., Gair, J., Iyer, S., Redlicki, B. and Velu, C. , (2021), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Investments in Social Ties, Risk Sharing, and Inequality
Ambrus, A. and Elliott, M., (2021), Review of Economic Studies


Systemic Risk Shifting in Financial Networks
Elliott, M., Georg, C-P. and Hazell, J., (2021), Journal of Economic Theory

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


 
 

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Janeway Institute Working Papers


Learning in Canonical Networks
Choi, S., Goyal, S., Moisan, F., To, Y. Y. T. , (JIWP2212)

Citations, funding and influence in Energy-Policy research on Developing Economies
Ali, M., Couto, L. C., Unsworth, S. and Debnath, R. , (JIWP2207)



Clubs and Networks
Sihua Ding, Marcin Dziubinski and Sanjeev Goyal , (JIWP2109)


 
 

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Visitors


Dr Marcin Dziubinksi
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

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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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


Four new professors in Economics faculty

Four new professors in Economics faculty

Four academics at the Faculty of Economics have been promoted to Professor grades at the University of Cambridge.

Published on - Thursday 16th June 2022


Weak links in supply chains are weaponised

Weak links in supply chains are weaponised

An article in Nature magazine this week notes that weak links in finance and supply chains can be easily weaponised. It quotes the paper Prof. Vasco Carvalho, Prof. Matthew Elliot & John Spray, Supply Chain Bottlenecks in a Pandemic.

Published on - Tuesday 10th May 2022


Mini-Conference for Early Years Researchers in Networks - Call for Papers Extended

Mini-Conference for Early Years Researchers in Networks - Call for Papers Extended

Cambridge-INET will be running an online mini-conference for early years researchers in networks on 1st - 2nd June 2021.

Published on - Wednesday 21st April 2021


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


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