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Economic activity takes place at the intersection of the global (large firms, international markets and the state) and the local (the overlapping neighbourhoods of friends, family and colleagues, buyers and suppliers). Networks offer a framework that combines local interactions within large interconnected populations.

Cambridge economists working on networks constitute one of the strongest cluster of researchers in this field, anywhere in the world. The group is distinctive its broad expertise that covers theory, experiments (field, laboratory and online) and statistical analyses with Big Data. The group collaborates extensively across disciplines - with computer scientists, engineers, statisticians, physicists and social psychologists.

This research cluster has four themes:

  1. The dynamics of networks
    This theme examines topical problems such as technological innovation, financial contagion, cybersecurity, disease epidemics, supply chain disruptions and international conflict.

  2. Community, Markets and the State
    Here we look at how traditional communities shape the behaviour of individuals and groups in a modern economy. This work has important implications for the optimal design of development policy.

  3. Networked Production
    Combining theory with large-scale datasets on firm-to-firm trade and new empirical methods in computer science, statistics and applied maths, we study the propagation and amplification of firm and industry specific shocks, the diffusion of technology, and the impact of market power on growth.

  4. Public Policy in a Network Economy
    This theme examines the problem of a policy maker intervening in an economic network to attain a collective goal such as reduction in macroeconomic volatility, improving school pupil performance, and maximizing consumer surplus.

Professor Vasco Carvalho
Professor of Macroeconomics
Director of Cambridge-INET

Research Interests
Macroeconomics; Networks in Economics; Applied Econometrics

Professor Matthew Elliott
Professor of Economics

Research Interests
Networked Markets; Network Games; Bargaining; Cascades on Networks; Search; Matching


Dr Edoardo Gallo
University Associate Professor

Research Interests
Experimental economics, networks, behavioural economics

Professor Sanjeev Goyal
Professor of Economics

Research Interests
Economic Theory, Networks.


Professor Koen Jochmans
Professor of Theoretical Econometrics

Research Interests
Econometric Theory, Microeconometrics

Jörg Kalbfuss
PhD Student

Title: Socio-Economic Stratification & Conflict

Research Interests
Industrial Organization, Network Economics

 

Current Visitors


Dr Marcin Dziubinksi
Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw

Research
Research interests span from theory of multiagent systems (modal logics of agency) and computational complexity theory to game theory, social choice and theoretical economics (spatial games, allocation games, networks

Visiting between:
(07 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET

Gurbachan Singh
Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre

Research
Macro-Financial Stability; the interface between Financial Economics and Macroeconomics.

Visiting between:
(29 Jul 2019 - 04 Aug 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET


Prof Syngjoo Choi
Seoul National University

Research
Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics

Visiting between:
(29 Jul 2019 - 04 Aug 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET

Dr Chen Wang
University of Hong Kong

Research
Time Series Analysis, High-dimensional Data Analysis

Visiting between:
(01 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Host: Alexey Onatskiy

and Cambridge-INET


Dr Romans Pancs
Assistant Professor, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Research
Markets and Auctions

Visiting between:
(25 May 2019 - 26 Jun 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET

Dr Junjie Zhou
National University of Singapore

Research
Economics of networks, IO, Game Theory

Visiting between:
(25 May 2019 - 02 Jun 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET


Prof Georg Noeldeke
University of Basel

Research
Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, and Social Evolution

Visiting between:
(19 May 2019 - 23 May 2019)

Host: Matthew Elliott

and Cambridge-INET

Dr Marco van der Leij
University of Amsterdam

Research
Economics of Networks

Visiting between:
(09 May 2019 - 10 May 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET


Prof Patrick Legros
Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Research
Theory of contracts, Microeconomics, Industrial organization, Competition policy and regulation

Visiting between:
(01 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET

Dr Selman Erol
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Research
Economic theory, Financial networks, and Network formation

Visiting between:
(21 Feb 2019 - 04 Mar 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET


Prof Larry Samuelson
A. Douglas Melamed Professor of Economics; Director, Cowles Foundation

Research
Microeconomic theory, Game theory, Repeated games, Evolutionary foundations of economic behavior

Visiting between:
(08 Jan 2019 - 26 Jun 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET

Dr Dominik Karos
School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University

Research
Cooperative game theory, power indices, and coalition formation

Visiting between:
(19 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET


Paul Seabright
Toulouse School of Economics

Research
Microeconomic theory, Theory of organisation, Industrial and competition policy, Development economics, Transition economics

Visiting between:
(21 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET

Prof Syngjoo Choi
Seoul National University

Research
Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics

Visiting between:
(31 Aug 2018 - 30 Jun 2019)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET


Marcin Dziubinski
Warsaw University

Visiting between:
(03 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET

Muhamet Yildiz
MIT

Visiting between:
(20 May 2018 - 17 Jun 2018)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET


Yiging Xing
John Hopkins University, Carey School of Business

Research
Social and Economic Networks, Mechanism Design, Microeconomics Theory

Visiting between:
(11 May 2018 - 16 Jun 2018)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET

Ruochen Dai
Peking University

Visiting between:
(01 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018)

Host: Kaivan Munshi

and Cambridge-INET


Dilip Mookherjee
Boston University

Research
Development, Inequality, Organization Theory

Visiting between:
(01 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018)

Host: Kaivan Munshi

and Cambridge-INET

Prof Gabrielle Demange
Paris School of Economics

Research
Digital Economy, Game Theory, Risk, Financial Markets and Insurance, Social and Economic Network

Visiting between:
(30 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018)

Host: Sanjeev Goyal

and Cambridge-INET


 
 
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