SISL Mini-Conference on Social Networks

May 11-12, 2007

Directions to Caltech

All talks will take place in 25 Baxter Hall (Building 77 on campus map)

Social Science and Information Laboratory (SISL) at Caltech

 

Conference Program

Friday, May 11th

9:30  - 10:00       Registration and Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00      Matthew Jackson, Stanford University
                        An Economic Model of Friendship: Diversity, Minorities, and Integration  
                              (joint with Sergio Currarini and Paolo Pin)

11:15 - 12:15      Shachar Kariv, University of California at Berkeley
                        Trading in Networks: A Normal Form Game Experiment
                              
(joint with Douglas Gale)

12:15 -  2:00        Lunch

2:00  -  3:00         Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania
                              An Experimental Study of the Coloring Problem on Human Subject Networks
                             
                             
3:00  -  3:15        Coffee

3:15  -  4:15        Bong Chan Koh, California Institute of Technology
                             Population Sustainability of Social and Economic Networks
                             

4:15  -  4:30        Coffee

4:30  -  5:30        MariaGiovanna Baccara, New York University
                             How to Organize Crime
                             (joint with Heski Bar-Isaac)

5:30  -                   Reception and Dinner                                         

 

Saturday, May 12th

9:00  -  9:30         Breakfast

9:30  -  10:30       Phil Bonacich, University of California at Los Angeles
                              Network Consequences of Reciprocal Exchange

10:30  -  10:45     Coffee

10:45  -  11:45     Stanley Wasserman, Indiana University
                               A Review of Statistical Models for Networks with a Focus on Imputation
                              
(joint with Douglas Steinley and Garry Robins)
                             
11:45  -  1:30       Lunch

1:30  -  2:30          Maggie McConnell, California Institute of Technology
                               Linking and Giving among Teenage Girls
                              
(joint with Jacob K. Goeree, Tiffany Mitchell, Tracey Tromp, and Leeat Yariv)
                             
2:30  -  2:45          Coffee

2:45  -  3:45          Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics
                               Social Incentives: The Causes and Consequences of Social Networks in the Workplace
                              
(joint with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul)

3:45  -  4:00          Closing Remarks