First Kent Workshop on Networks in Economics

Research seminar

The first Kent Workshop on Networks in Economics was held on 29 September 2017 in the Darwin College Conference Suite at the University of Kent.

This half-day workshop hosted by the School of Economics brought together leading researchers working on theoretical and empirical aspects of networks in economics. Speakers included Sanjeev Goyal (Cambridge), Yann Bramoullé (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), Gabrielle Demange (EHESS and Paris School of Economics), Cynthia Kinnan (Northwestern), Friederike Mengel (Essex) and Julien Labonne (Oxford).

Overall, the workshop was a success, with around 40 attendees from the School and other UK universities including Warwick, Queen Mary, Oxford, East Anglia, Bristol, Leicester, Essex and Middlesex Business School.

The workshop was funded by the School of Economics at Kent, and by the French National Research Agency (ANR) through the program 13 JSH1 0009 01.

Organisers: Nizar Allouch and Bansi Malde


Time Topic Presenter
11.45-12.45 LUNCH
12.45-13.30 Enhancing dual activities in a social network Gabrielle Demange
Paris School of Economics
13.30-14.15 Family Networks and Distributive Politics (with M Fafchamps) Julien Labonne
University of Oxford
14.15-14.45 BREAK
14.45-15.30 Migration networks and household investment: Evidence from China Cynthia Kinnan
Northwestern University
15.30-16.15 Compliance Behaviour in Networks: Evidence from a Field Experiment Friederike Mengel
University of Essex
16.15-16.45 BREAK
16.45-17.30 Altruism and Risk-Sharing in Networks Yann Bramoullé
Aix-Marseille School of Economics
17.30-18.15 The Strategy of Conquest Sanjeev Goyal
University of Cambridge
19.00-21.00 DINNER – The Goods Shed (next to Canterbury West train station)