Course Information
Course title
The Economics of Networks 
Semester
109-2 
Designated for
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES  GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF ECONOMICS  
Instructor
CHUN-TING CHEN 
Curriculum Number
ECON5150 
Curriculum Identity Number
323EU1730 
Class
 
Credits
2.0 
Full/Half
Yr.
Half 
Required/
Elective
Elective 
Time
Tuesday 6,7(13:20~15:10) 
Remarks
Restriction: juniors and beyond OR Restriction: MA students and beyond OR Restriction: Ph. D students
The upper limit of the number of students: 20. 
Ceiba Web Server
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1092ECON5150_ 
Course introduction video
 
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Course Syllabus
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Course Description

Syllabus:
https://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/course/2d44b3/syllabus_econ5150-2019.pdf

Social networks provide opportunities for individuals in spreading information, such as the experience sharing of a new product. They facilitate the job search, such as the referrals are often used in the process matching labors and firms. They also influence the collective actions, as we may influence our friends’ political inclinations as well as their voting behaviors. This course provides several game-theoretic models that intends to understand the interaction between social networks and economic behaviors.

This course is theory-based. The students are required to acknowledge basic game theory. 

Course Objective
https://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/course/2d44b3/syllabus_econ5150-2019.pdf 
Course Requirement
Grading:
1. Midterm project proposal and Final-term paper (40%)
2. Student presentation (40%)
3. Participation (in the class and in the session of student presentation) (20%)

Requirements for students after the class:
The final term paper will be either (1) a summary of a selected paper or (2) a proposal for the future research. In the student presentation session, students are required to present a selected paper. 
Student Workload (expected study time outside of class per week)
 
Office Hours
 
References
(C) Connections: An Introduction to The Economics of Networks by Sanjeev Goyal.
(ISSS) Individual Strategy and Social Structure by H. Peyton Young
(SEN) Social and Economic Networks by M.O. Jackson
(NCM) Networks, Crowds, and Markets by David Easley and Jon Kleinberg 
Designated reading
 
Grading
   
Progress
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