UCL Department of Economics


5th European Conference on Networks

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 May 2017

The Department of Economics at University College London (UCL) will host the 5th European Conference on Networks.  This conference aims to bring together economic researchers on networks in economics and related topics.   The conference will be held at UCL, 25-26 May 2017.   The program committee invites applied, econometrics and theoretical work on the topic.


Thursday, 25 May 2017

09:15 - 09:30
Registration (and coffee)
09:30 - 11:00

Glenn Magermann, “The origins of firm heterogeneity: A production network approach”.

Jennifer La’O, "Distortions in production network".

11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:45

Michael Leung, “A weak law for moments of pairwise-stable networks".

Cristina Gualdani, “An econometric model of network formation with an application to board interlocks between firms”.

12.45-13.45 Lunch

Robin Lee, Bargaining and exclusion in health car markets".

Arlene Wong, “Measuring social connectedness".

15.15-15.30 Break

Xun Tang, "Identification and estimation of large network games with private link information".

Aureo de Paula, “Identifying and estimating social connections from outcome data".

Friday, 26 May 2017

09:15 - 09:30
Registration (and coffee)
09:30 - 11:00

Willemien Kets, “A Belief-based Theory of Homophily”.

Pau Milan, “Informal Risk Sharing with Local Information".

11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:15

Short Presentations

Arun Advani, “Insurance networks and poverty traps”.

Anton Badev, “Social networks and the stepping stone effect: The case of tobacco and marijuana”.

Alan Griffith, “Random assignment with non-random peers: A structural approach to counterfactual treatment assignment”.

Anja Prummer, “Gender and social networks”.

Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi, “Network interactions and the social value of information".

12.15-13.15 Lunch

Dominic Rohner, “The Violent Legacy of Victimization: Post-Conflict Evidence on Asylum Seekers, Crimes and Public Policy in Switzerland” (joint with Mathieu Couttenier, Veronica Preotu and Mathias Thoenig).

Luigi Pistaferri. Consumption network effects".

14:45-15.00  Break
15.00-15:45   Marzena Rostek, "Decentralized market games".

Confirmed speakers include:

Jennifer La’O (Columbia University)

Robin Lee (Harvard University)

Aureo de Paula (University College London)

Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University)

Dominic Rohner (University of Lausanne)

Marzena Rostek (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Scientific Committee

Yann Bramoulle, Aix-Marseille University

Vasco Carvalho, Cambridge University

Andrea Galeotti, European University Institute and Essex University

Sanjeev Goyal, Cambridge University

Aureo de Paula, University College London

Adam Szeidl, Central European University