Richard T. Ely Lecture 2010-2011

Professor Matthew Jackson

Stanford University

Matthew Jackson is William D. Eberle Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Stanford University. His research covers a wide range of areas in economics, including networks and social economics, political economy, voting, mechanism design, implementation, auctions, learning, cognition, and consumer behavior. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Arrow Prize for Senior Economists and Social Choice and Welfare Prize. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and Guggenheim. He is the editor of Games and Economic Behavior and the co-editor of Econometric Society Monograph series. In the 2010 Richard Ely Lectures he will discuss economic and social networks.

Lecture 1: Monday, November 15, 2010
Title: “Learning and Communication in Social Networks”
Place: Krieger 205
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Lecture 2: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Title: “Social Network Structure and the Roles of Choice and Chance in Network Formation”
Place: Krieger 205
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Lecture 3: Friday, November 19, 2010
Title: “Network Patterns of Favor Exchange: Theory and Data from Rural India”
Place: Krieger 205
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

Poster [PDF]

Notice: Lecture 2 and 3 are being switched. Lecture 2 will be delivered on Friday and Lecture 3 will be delivered on Wednesday.

General Background readings
Book: Social and Economic Networks (amazon link )

Recent Survey: An overview of social networks and economic applications PDF

Specific background papers for the lectures:
Lecture I: Golub -Jackson (2009, 2010) PDF1 PDF2, Jackson (2008) PDF
Lecture II: Jackson, Rodriguez-Barraquer,Tan(2010) Link
Lecture III: Currarini, Jackson, Pin (09, 10) PDF1 Link, Jackson (07) PDF, Calvo-Armengol, Jackson (04) Link