Network Economics is a prominent new approach towards economic research. Rather than treating markets as anonymous, this approach takes into account who interacts with whom in markets and organizations, leading to new insights on the emergence of economic crises, market inefficiencies and inequality.

Also in the Netherlands more and more economists have been applying the network approach in their research. This event will bring together Dutch network economists, and give them the opportunity to get acquainted with each other and each other’s work.

Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Time: 09:30-18:30
Venue: Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, room 1.01
Sponsor: Tinbergen Institute
Organizers: Ines Lindner, René van den Brink, and Marco van der Leij

Registration is free of charge, but needed due to limited seating. We will only use your personal information for this purpose.


Time Session
09:30–09:50 Registration and Coffee
09:50–10:00 Welcome
10:00–11:00 Session 1: Financial Networks
Iman van Lelyveld (De Nederlandsche Bank and VU Amsterdam)
Title: Do Information Contagion and Business Models Similarities Explain Bank Credit Risk Commonalities?
Julia Schaumburg (VU Amsterdam)
Title: Estimation of dynamic financial network models
Marco van der Leij (University of Amsterdam)
Title: On relations in the unsecured and secured overnight interbank lending markets
11:00-11:20 Break
11:20–12:20 Session 2: Statistical Approaches towards Networks
Albert Menkveld (VU Amsterdam)
Title: Information revelation in decentralized markets
Sanna Stephan (University of Amsterdam)
Title: Maximum likelihood estimation of information diffusion in dense networks
Tom Snijders (University of Groningen and University of Oxford)
Title: Stochastic actor-oriented models for network dynamics, with an application to co-evolution of friendship and leisure activities
12:20–13:20 Lunch
13:20–14:20 Session 3: Networks in Transportation and Management Science
Zuzana Sasovova (VU Amsterdam)
Title: On getting ahead: The role of self-monitoring personality in the co-evolution of perceptions of competence and friendship
Joost Berkhout (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)
Title: A Random Walk Approach to Network Clustering
Erik Verhoef (VU Amsterdam)
Title: Some Economics of Transport Network Markets
14:20–14:40 Break
14:40–15:40 Session 4: Network Theory and Experiments
Boris van Leeuwen (Tilburg University)
Title: Competition for status creates superstars: An experiment on public good provision and network formation
Sarah Rezaei Khavas (Utrecht University)
Fairness Concerns on Networks
Koen Frenken (Utrecht University)
Title: A combinatorial model of economic development
15:40–16:00 Break
16:00–17:00 Session 5: Networks in Macroeconomics
Michael König (VU Amsterdam)
Title: Aggregate Fluctuations in Adaptive Production Networks
Björn Brügemann (VU Amsterdam)
Title: Rolodex game in networks
Ines Lindner (VU Amsterdam)
Title: Innovation and Inequality in a small world 
17:00–17:30 Discussion on the Future Organization of Dutch Network Economists. Discussant: Rene van den Brink (VU Amsterdam)
17:30–18:30 Drinks and Snacks
18:30 Dinner for the Speakers