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 include:
– 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 27th~28th; July 1st~2nd, 2019

13:30 ~ 17:00

Speaker


Chungsang Tom Lam, The University of Chicago, Ph.D in Economics

Room


Room 104, School of Information Management & Engineering, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics