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International Conference on the Formation of Social Networks

Organized by The ADIS Laboratory at the Université Paris Sud
June 28-29th 2007. Paris, Carré des Sciences



Scientific goals

The conference is focused on the formation of social networks while allowing for the confrontation of a variety of approaches and theoretical tools. The conference aims to bring together some of the best scholars working on networks formation in the fields of Theoretical Economics, Economics of Innovation and Knowledge, Theoretical Physics, and Management Strategy. The conference has thus an interdisciplinary character that is consistent with the nature of the topic and its recent evolution. A particular interest (though not exclusive) resides in bringing closer empirical and theoretical approaches.

Invited Speakers

  • Alain Barrat (Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, CNRS & Université Paris Sud)
  • Francis Bloch (GREQAM, Université d'Aix Marseille)
  • Antoni Calvó-Armengol (ICREA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Sanjeew Goyal (Department of Economics, Cambridge University)
  • Matthew Jackson (Department of Economics, Stanford University)
  • Anna Mauleon (Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis & CORE)
  • Frank Page (Department of Economics, Indiana University)
  • Olav Sorenson (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)
  • Vincent Vannetelbosch (CORE & Université Catholique de Louvain)
  • Fernando Vega-Redondo (European University Institute, Florence) (tbc)
  • Myrna Wooders (Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University)


Any question can be addressed to Nicolas Carayol ( \n [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Speakers have been selected by invitation only and there will be only plenary sessions.

Each speaker will have about 1 hour including 40’ presentation and 20’ discussion.

Participation (audience) is welcomed and free but registration is mandatory because space is limited and for security reasons given that the conference is hosted in historical buildings where the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research is located. 

Registration should be made by email to Claire Bazin ( \n [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Conference official web site

Please check the conference official web site for updates and further details.


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