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About Summer School in Social Economics 2014

The Cambridge-INET institute in collaboration with Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) will hold its 2014 Summer School at the University of Cambridge from June 16-June 20, 2014. The theme of the Summer School is Social Economics. The organizers of the Summer School are Professor Steven N. Durlauf and Professor Sanjeev Goyal.

Economic activity takes place at the intersection of social structure and markets. This interaction between society and the market is crucial for an understanding of persistent social and economic inequality, the role of culture and identity, the place of institutions in economic development, and the emerging world of on-line social media.

This Summer School brings together internationally leading authorities to lecture on Social Economics. The aim is to provide state-of-the-art overviews of different aspects of the subject.

We will provide an intensive one-week experience that teaches the tools needed to study questions in social economics and also to communicate a sense of the research frontier in this area. The teaching of tools is of particular importance as the theoretical and empirical study of questions in this field call forth concepts drawn from mathematics and also from the other social and information sciences. The Summer School intends to break down barriers between theoretical, econometric and empirical work.

Speakers and titles

Lawrence Blume, (Cornell University), "Economic models and Network Science".

Steven Durlauf, (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "Intergenerational Mobility".

Armin Falk, (Bonn University), "Personality and Morality".

Sanjeev Goyal, (University of Cambridge), "Networks and Markets".

Shachar Kariv, (University of California, Berkeley), "Distributional Preferences".

Rachel Kranton, (Duke University), "Identity and Inequality".

Kaivan Munshi, (University of Cambridge), "Networks and Mis-allocation".


Registration fee: £250.00 (incl. accommodation, breakfast, and lunch)

How to apply?

Please send your application (research statement, a reference letter and CV) to Marion Reusch, Cambridge-INET Administrator, .

Application now closed.

Final Programme and Information Sheet

Moeller centre: Summer school venue & accommodation information + building site map

Poster requirements

Posters should be of A0 size (portrait) and printed.

Catering & activities

Breakfast (if applicable), lunch, breaks and the conference dinner (by invitation only) are inclusive.

Regarding dinner food catering the Moeller centre will be providing a bar menu on Monday and Tuesday night. On the other nights a standard bar menu will be available to order.

On Tuesday (weather permitting) you may wish to go on a punting trip. There will be a sign up sheet at registration. Expected cost would be around £12 pp.

Wednesday night the venue is preparing a BBQ for us. We are asking for a small contribution of £10 (normally £25) payable to the venue.

Thursday night is the summer school dinner (by invitation only) at Christ's College Cambridge.


Please contact the if you have any more questions.