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.

More information on the book is available at http://www.stanford.edu/~jacksonm/

and the contents and first chapter are available at http://www.stanford.edu/~jacksonm/netbook.pdfCCOFFE