The Economic Consequences and Dynamics of Social Networks

15 March 2021

About the lecture

How does information flow through a social network impact the functioning of a market? How do markets affect people’s social networks? How are technologies shaping global social and economic networks, and what are some of the consequences for trade, conflict, and polarization?

These are some of the questions that we will examine in looking at the dynamics of networks and their economic consequences.

About the speaker

Matthew O. Jackson is the William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University and an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute. He was at Northwestern University and Caltech before joining Stanford, and received his BA from Princeton University in 1984 and PhD from Stanford in 1988.

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Order of proceedings

0m:00s Welcome and introduction by Andy McLennan, Emeritus Professor here at the School of Economics 

4m:28s Lecture by Professor Matthew O. Jackson on The Economic Consequences and Dynamics of Social Networks

49m:49s Questions and answers with the audience, moderated by Dr Shino Takayama

1h:01m:19s Thanks and close by Professor Daniel Zizzio, Head of School

The lecture series

This lecture is an annual event in the Colin Clark Memorial Lecture series.