Network Science & Economics

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
    Domain Economics
    Code UE-EEP.00328
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2022

    Teaching

    Teachers
    Assistants
    Description Course Description:
    Facebook and Xing are two well-known examples of social networks. However, the importance of relationships is not restricted to online relationships and, similarly, the term social networks includes various applications apart from online social networks: Examples range from ancient marriage networks to R&D collaborations between firms. The analysis of social networks has become one of the liveliest fields of research in economics, as well as in other social sciences. This course gives an introduction into this field and thereby puts emphasis on economic models of network formation.
    Outline
    1. Introduction to social networks: motivation, basic definitions, examples
    2. Ideas from social network analysis: importance of social networks, centrality, patterns of social networks
    3. Models of strategic network formation: set-up, examples, properties
    4. Network formation and games: stability versus efficiency
    5. Outlook: behavior on networks
    Training objectives Students are supposed to…
    a) learn how to (mathematically) describe and analyze social networks,
    b) understand a few of the most important ideas developed in network science, and
    c) learn how to analyze microeconomic models of network formation.
    Comments

    This course will exceptionnaly, for SP-2022 only, tought as an online course.

    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography

    • Jackson, M.O. (2008): Social and Economic Networks. Princeton Univ. Press. (Main Textbook)

    • Bramoulle, Y., Galeotti, A., & Rogers, B. (2016). The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Networks. Oxford University Press.

    • Easley, D. and Kleinberg, J. (2011): Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World. Cambridge Univ. Press.

  • Assessments methods

    Written exam - SP-2022, Session d'été 2022

    Date 15.06.2022 17:00 - 18:00
    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Examination time: 60 Min.

    Written exam - SP-2022, Session de rattrapage 2022

    Date 31.08.2022 11:00 - 12:00
    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Examination time: 60 Min.

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Complementary learnings in SES
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    803 - MA course offering for Mobility Students

    Ma - Accounting and Finance - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
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    Ma - Business Communication : Business Informatics - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2020/SA_V01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Information Management > Cours > Modules management > DIG: Managing Digitalisation

    Ma - Business Communication : Economics - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses > Option Group > Economics > Kurse der Module Master Volkswirtschaftslehre, ohne die Module 4 und 9

    Ma - Business Communication : Management - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > 30 ECTS parmi les modules : > DIG: Managing Digitalisation

    Ma - Business Informatics - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2020/SA-v01
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > DIG: Managing Digitalisation

    Ma - Communication and Media Research - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2015/SA_V01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Communication and Society - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V03
    Forschungsbereiche > Forschungsbereiche > Inter- & Transdisciplinary Perspectives > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Data Analytics & Economics - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2020/SA-v01
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    Ma - Economics - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V03
    Elective courses > Wahlkurse der SES-Fakultät - max. 15 ECTS > SES Master level courses
    Elective courses > 369 - Elective courses of the Master in Political Economy
    Le choix de l'option se fait par l'inscription au premier cours dans l'une des options possibles. > Business Economics > 369 - Option : "Business Economics"
    Le choix de l'option se fait par l'inscription au premier cours dans l'une des options possibles. > Quantitative Economics > 369 - Option : "Quantitative Economics"

    Ma - European Business - 90 ECTS
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    Ma - Information Management - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2019/SA_V01
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > DIG: Managing Digitalisation

    Ma - International and European Business - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > SES Master level courses
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module DIG > DIG: Managing Digitalisation

    Ma - Management - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses: min. 72 ECTS > Elective Courses : max. 18 ECTS > SES Master level courses
    Courses: min. 72 ECTS > Modules - min 54 ECTS > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module DIG > DIG: Managing Digitalisation

    Ma - Management - 90 ECTS [MA]
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    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Cours facultatifs : max. 18 ECTS > SES Master level courses

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    Version: 2021/SA_V02
    Courses > Elective Master courses from the whole university > SES Master level courses
    Courses > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module DIG > DIG: Managing Digitalisation

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    Version: 2020/SA_V01
    Cours > Modules management > DIG: Managing Digitalisation

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    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Elective courses > 369 - Elective courses of the Master in Political Economy

    MiMa - Gestion d'entreprise - 30 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Elective courses - 30 ECTS > DIG: Managing Digitalisation