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Networks of relationships help determine the careers that people choose, the jobs they obtain, the products they buy, and how they vote. The many aspects of our lives that are governed by social networks make it critical to understand how they impact behavior, which network structures are likely to emerge in a society, and why we organize ourselves as we do. In "Social and ...more
Hardcover, 504 pages
Published September 7th 2008 by Princeton University Press
(first published August 18th 2008)
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My first exposure to this book was through an online course in coursera with the same name as in the book title. To me, this book compared to other texts in social and economic networks, would be more appropriate for a grad student. It is true that since there are so many amazing social network scientists, whether they are economists, computer scientists, or..., it is always worth it to have a look at different texts to get acquainted with other ways of telling a story, such as Barabasi's, Gladw ...more
Uno de los mejores libros para aprender teoría de redes con aplicaciones simples y digeribles. Es un libro para pregrado pero puede extenderse para postgrado fácilmente. No conozco un libro más actual que englobe los últimos requerimientos en network theory. Muy recomendable como libro base de esta literatura.
Jul 26, 2014 Dogsandbooks rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Textbook for coursera course spring 2014. Not easy going but definitive quant Econ approach to network analysis. Of course i do have objections to quan approach to Econ but still worth slogging through
Nov 24, 2014 Yasiru (reviews will soon be removed and linked to blog) rated it really liked it
Read in tandem with the online class, which is excellent and should offer another run within a few months on Coursera. The subject is very much interdisciplinary (which might give the flawed impression of great breadth but not much depth) and this particular text distinguishes itself by presenting economic aspects of network theory with more than the usual stress. While being more descriptive than some accounts and carefully referencing the social sciences literature, this is still an applied ma ...more
Jul 02, 2015 Jörn Dinkla rated it it was ok · review of another edition
This book is written from a strict mathematical and theoretical point of view and does not consider computer algorithms. I was a little disappointed. It reminded me of books i read in the 90s before computer algorithms became common. The title of the book should be "Mathematical analysis of s. and e. networks for theoretical economists". I always thought that only german professors can write boring mathematical books from a very distant theoretical standpoint.
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