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Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis

Learn how to model social and economic networks and their impact on human behavior. How do networks form, why do they exhibit certain patterns, and how does their structure impact diffusion, learning, and other behaviors? We will bring together models and techniques from economics, sociology, math, physics, statistics and computer science to answer these questions.

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014 Topics: Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Economics, Sociology

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This graduate-level course introduces students to a variety of models and techniques for analyzing social and economic networks, including random graph models, statistical models, and game theoretic models of network formation, diffusion, learning, and peer effects.

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  • Dates: Jan 01, 2014 to Mar 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Matthew O Jackson
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Economics, Sociology

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