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Social and Economic Networks

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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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Arash Yazdiha
Jun 05, 2014 Arash Yazdiha rated it it was amazing
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
Ramón Cornejo-Muñoz
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.
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
Yasiru (reviews will soon be removed and linked to blog)
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
Jörn Dinkla
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.
Jan 27, 2016 Ji rated it it was amazing
A great read to unpack ideas in understanding social networks. I didn't intend to get too deep with the main topic of the book - social network game theory - though. So saving it for future reference.
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