In this workshop I will provide an introduction to a set of economic tools for modeling both network formation and how network structure affects individual behavior. The workshop will begin with by covering some basic concepts from game theory and how they can be applied in network contexts. This includes game theoretic approaches to modeling network formation and peer effects in network contexts, as well as applications to trading and exchange networks. The workshop will also cover some other interactive models, including both Bayesian and non-Bayesian models of learning among individuals in a network. The workshop will draw material from a new graduate text and research reference: ``Social and Economic Networks,'' by Matthew O. Jackson, Princeton University Press 2008.
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