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The Oxford Summer School in Economic Networks
The 4th edition of 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, production networks 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 2020 edition include Dr Mariano Beguerisse Díaz, Prof Doyne Farmer, Prof Christian Ghiglino, Prof Renaud Lambiotte, Dr Ljubica Nedelkoska, Dr Frank Neffke, Prof Aureo de Paula, Dr Alex Teytelboym, Prof Stefan Thurner, and Dr Taha Yasseri.
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 22-26, 2020
Location: Mathematical Institute and Department of Statistics, 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 March 7, 5PM

• The registration fee including all tuition and social events will be 300 pounds sterling. Note: this does not include meals or accommodation. It does include social events including punting (boating) on the river Cherwell, a drinks reception, and a walking tour.
• We will have a small number of bursaries covering partial or full tuition. In order to be considered, please select the appropriate box in the application. The Institute for New Economic Thinking will sponsor an additional two full bursaries covering full tuition and accommodation.
• 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.

• In the past, students have had considerable success in finding affordable university college rooms available through the website here.
The event is supported by the Mathematical Institute (MI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), and organized by François Lafond (Co-chair, INET & MI), Neave O'Clery (Co-chair, UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis), Bassel Tarbush (Economics), Xiaowen Dong (Engineering Science), Samuel Heroy (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis), and Petrona Winton (MI).

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