Coursera course on Social and Economic Networks

By Ruben Enikolopov

Network analysis is one of the "hot topics," which attracts more and more attention and plays an increasingly important role in the analysis of a wide range of questions in economics, ranging from macroeconomic fluctuations (see  The Network Origins of Aggregate Fluctuations b) to state capacity (see Social Origins of Dictatorship) and political influence (see Politician Family Networks and Electoral Outcomes: Evidence from the Philippines).

Now there is a chance to learn the basics of the analysis of social and economic networks in a great Coursera course by Matt Jackson, the leading expert in this field. Don't miss your chance!