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Network and Games


Network and Games

CentER, the Business and Economics Research Institute
of Tilburg University, Netherlands
April 10, 2008



During the last decade, a flourishing theoretical and empirical literature has focused on the role of networks in economics.

Several factors make networks a particularly interesting area of study for game-theorists. An important theme is the interplay between network formation and strategic interactions on networks: agents form their links anticipating the interactions on the network once it is formed, and the fact that agents can form and break links at will shapes their behavior. Also, network formation games are rife with different types of externalities, for instance arising because agents want to improve their position, at a cost to others. Finally, allowing for incomplete information in the formation of networks or in strategic network interactions gives rise to a wealth of new insights.

On the empirical side, the literature has focused on issues such as the detection and measurement of network effects in individual decisions and the identification of network relationships underlying observed patterns of behavior.

This workshop aims to bring together leading researchers working on networks, economics and game theory. There will be ample time for interactions and discussion.


The registration fee is 35 euros for participants and includes lunch, refreshments, and dinner.


• Sergio Currarini, University of Venice
• Andrea Galeotti, University of Essex (to be confirmed)
• Sanjeev Goyal, University of Cambridge
• Michael Kosfeld, University of Zurich
• Werner Raub, Utrecht University
• Brian Rogers, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
• Yves Zenou, Stockholm University, Research Institute of Industrial Economics


• 9 - 11 am Session 1
• 11 - 11.30 am Break
• 11.30 - 12.30 pm Session 2
• 12.30 - 1.30 pm Lunch
• 1.30 - 3.30 pm Session 3
• 3.30 - 4 pm Break
• 4 - 6 pm Session 4
• 6 pm Dinner

Registration and information

For further information and to register, see


The registration deadline is March 20, 2008.


Tilburg University, CentER for Research in Economics and Business

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