Workshop on

Economic & Financial Networks

NetSci-X Special Workshop | Tokyo, Japan | January 23rd, 2020

Networks are found everywhere in economics: networks of banks, stocks, companies, countries, regions, industries, products, simulated economic agents, and so on. These networks carry their own compelling questions, but are far from independent of one another. Financial and economic networks are studied across a wide variety of fields using different disciplinary perspectives and tools. The insights from this work get at the heart of major and urgent problems in today’s world - progress in this area can’t come fast enough!

Associated with NetSci-X 2020 in Tokyo, Japan this special workshop will benefit from both the rich interdisciplinary community in Network Science and from Japan's status as a nexus for research in economic and financial networks. The workshop aims to bring together researchers active in this area from across disciplines and areas of the world to discuss state-of-the-art work, share practical knowledge, and create opportunities for novel and fruitful collaborations.

Attendant to this aim is to inspire and encourage a new generation of researchers in economic and financial networks. To this end, this workshop is partnering with the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute for New Economic Thinking to support the participation of highly motivated Young Scholars in related disciplines. Such participants will gain insights in network science and its application to economics as well as valuable feedback on presentations and posters by experienced mentors and peers.

Important Dates

    • September 30, 2019 Abstract submission deadline for Workshop (also NetSci-X 2020 main conference)
    • October 7, 2019 Young Scholar travel stipend application deadline
    • October 31, 2019 Acceptance notification
    • November 30, 2019 NetSci-X early registration deadline
    • January 20-22, 2020 NetSci-X 2020 main conference
    • January 23, 2020 Workshop


To participate in or attend the workshop, registration with the NetSci-X 2020 main conference is mandatory. Rates for students are very low. On site registration will be possible only upon availability.

Prior editions

With a wider scope, this workshop has grown out of the Workshop on Statistical Physics for Financial & Economic Networks, with earlier editions at NetSci2019, NetSci2018, NetSci2017, and StatPhys26.