Networks and Economic Behaviour - public lecture by Matt Jackson

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Networks and Economic Behaviour. CMSS Public lecture presented by Matt Jackson, Seelye Foundation visiting Fellow. Abstract: How does information diffuse through a society? Who are the most influential people in a society and how does one identify them from their position in a network? How do we become aware of who the most important people in our community are? What important role does gossip play in our lives? These and other questions will be explored in this lecture. Biography: Matthew O. Jackson is the Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University, an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute and a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. His research interests include game theory, microeconomic theory, and the study of social and economic networks, including diffusion, learning, and network formation. He is the author of many articles and books, including the book Social and Economic Networks. Professor Jackson has a PhD from Stanford and BA from Princeton and worked at Northwestern and Caltech before joining Stanford. He is also a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Economic Theory Fellow, and a former Guggenheim Fellow.

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