Social interactions and network economics

Abstract


This course will be divided into two parts. The first part introduces the traditional social economic models which takes a more aggregate approach such as social capital, social norms, and network externalities. The second part explains the more individual approach of social network which involves basic graph theory, social interactions, peer effects, and diffusion in networks.

The topics includes:
– Social force and preferences
– Marriage and matching
– Big fish little pond effect
– Segregation and integration
– Fashion and social norms
– Information cascade
– Network characteristics
– Diffusion Model
– Social interaction models
– Peer effect models

Time


June 28th,June 29th,July 02nd,July 03rd, 2018

13:20 ~ 16:30

Speaker


Chungsang Tom Lam, Clemson University

Room


Room 102, School of Information Management & Engineering, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics