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The Oxford Summer School in Economic Networks will bring together students from a range of disciplines for a week to learn about the techniques, applications and impact of network theory in economics and development. We will have globally leading experts guide lectures and interactive workshops on topics such as social networks, games and learning, financial networks, economic complexity, urban systems, and innovation.

We look forward to welcoming a large number of world renowned experts in economic networks and complexity science. Confirmed guest speakers for the 2019 edition include Prof Matthew Jackson (keynote), Prof Renaud Lambiotte, Dr Taha Yasseri, Prof Doyne Farmer, Prof Rama Cont, and Dr Elsa Arcaute.

The Oxford Summer School in Economic Networks is hosted by the Mathematical Institute and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School.

Dates: June 24-28, 2019

Location: Mathematical Institute, Department of Statistics and St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford


• This school is targeted towards graduate students (Masters/PhD) from Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences, Geography, Development, and Public Policy. Students from other disciplines and young professionals are welcome. We will admit a small number of outstanding undergraduates.

• You will need some mathematical/computational background (in particular, familiarity with university level linear algebra and dynamical systems, and some coding experience). Experience with networks is an advantage but not compulsory.

• There will be practical tutorials and students need to bring their own laptops.


• You can access the application form here. Please attach (in one document) your up-to-date CV as well as a one page statement detailing your interest in the school as well as any research experience you may have.

• The deadline for application is April 8, 5PM GMT


• The registration fee including all tuition and social events will be 350 pounds sterling. Note: this does not include meals or accommodation. It does include social events including punting (boating) on the Thames, a drinks reception, and a walking tour.

• We will have a small number of bursaries in the form of a partial or full fee waiver available. To be considered, please select the appropriate box in the application.

• If accepted, you will need to pay the (non-refundable) registration fee within 2 weeks of acceptance. This payment deadline can occasionally be extended by special request.


• St. Anne’s College has some rooms available at a subsidised rate for a portion of the summer school (June 25-28). You can book these rooms by April 30 here, quoting “Summer School on Economic Networks” in the promotion box.

• Other university college rooms may be available here.

The organising team is based mainly at the Mathematical Institute (MI), the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Oxford Martin School (OMS): Neave O'Clery (Co-chair, MI), François Lafond (Co-chair, INET & OMS), Bassel Tarbush (Economics), Xiaowen Dong (Engineering Science), Samuel Heroy (MI), and Petrona Winton (MI).


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