A conference on Information Transmission in Networks was hosted by the Center for History and Economics at Harvard University.  The conference was the first in a series on Network Science in Economics, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with additional support from the Center for History and Economics and the Department of Economics at Vanderbilt University.

The conference featured 32 talks over three days, as well as a poster session on Saturday, May 2. About 50 researchers from all over the world attended.

Topics included

• learning in networks;
• social influence;
• selling information;
• interfirm networks;
• estimation of learning and diffusion;
• strategic marketing and influence maximization;
• peer effects in product and labor markets;
• homophily;
• network centrality.


Benjamin Golub
Harvard University
Local Organizer
Matthew O. Jackson
Stanford University
Series Organizer
Myrna Wooders
Vanderbilt University
Series Organizer