Fifth annual COnference on Network Science and Economics

Community Structure in Networks

Indiana University Bloomington

April 26 - 28, 2019 (Fri-Sun)

The fifth annual conference in the series on Network Science and Economics will take place from April 26-28, 2019 at Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. The conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with additional support from Indiana University and is part of an NSF-sponsored series, Network Science in Economics.

The first day of the workshop (Friday, April 26) will be a one-track special theme session, Community Structure in Networks. The remaining day and a half of programming will run with two parallel sessions welcoming topics in the series' broader theme of networks in economics and a poster session.

We will have shared lunches and a dinner on Saturday night for participants to have time for informal discussion.

Registration is now closed and we are at capacity. If you have a question, you may email

IU_Annual _NSF_Conference_Preliminary_Program.pdf

Travel support

Limited travel assistance will be provided to speakers. Award notices were sent on March 21. If you were given an allotment for travel reimbursement for flights, please refer to the policies set forth by NBER (who will process reimbursements) below.

Meals provided will include Friday breakfast and lunch, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.

Network Economics Conference Guidelines.pdf

For your convenience, we strongly suggest you plan to utilize the conference block at the Biddle Hotel, part of the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU). The entire conference will be held at the IMU, which is in the heart of the beautiful Indiana University Bloomington Campus.

To reserve a room in our room block, you may call 1-800-209-8145 or use the online system. Be sure to use the group block code of NSE2019 for rates of $184 per night for a king or double queen or $144 for one queen.

NOTE TO TRAVEL AWARDEES: If you are receiving lodging assistance, we will make your reservation for you in your name at the hotel for all three nights of the conference (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), regardless of whether we are paying for only a portion of your stay. Please let us know if you plan to arrive late or leave early.


Indianapolis International Airport

Most attendees of the Network Science in Economics Conference will elect to fly to the Indianapolis International Airport. Direct international flights maintain substantial connecting service from all major international hub airports within the US.

Airport Symbol: IND

Location: 50 miles (93 kilometers) north of Bloomington, IN


Shuttle Service

Go Express Travel

Drop off directly at the IMU. $23 one way. Advance reservations are recommended.

Service hourly Thursday through Sunday between the airport and Bloomington.
Last departure from airport: 10:40PM (arrive at IMU by 12:05 AM)Earliest departure from IMU to airport: 4:00 AM (arrive by 5:30 AM)
Reservations: goexpresstravel.comPhone: 812.589.6004 or 812.332.6004
Airport pick-up location: Ground Transportation Center. Lower level, outside of airport Baggage Claim

Limousine Service

Classic Touch Limousine

Door-to-door service from airport to any location in Bloomington. $86.25 for shared ride, $162.50 for private.

Advance reservations: Required

Reservations: classictouchlimo.comPhone: 812.319.0082 or 812.339.7269Airport Pick-up Location: Ground Transportation Center. Lower level, outside of airport Baggage ClaimIMPORTANT: The limousine driver will not have a sign identifying you by name. It is your responsibility to approach a Classic Touch Limousine and provide them with your name.

Go Express Travel Sedan Service

If you are traveling with someone, you may choose to share a sedan. $97 for a car for up to 4 people.

Reservations: Phone: 812.589.6004 or 812.332.6004



Driving to and from the airport to campus is simple and direct. Driving time from the airport to campus is approximately 50-60 minutes depending on traffic.

The Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)900 East 7th StreetBloomington, IN 47405Phone: 812.856.6381


For attendees staying at the IMU, free parking is available in two lots adjacent to the hotel.

Conference Organizers

Emerson Melo, Local Chair

Ann McCranie, General Organizer

Arun Chandrasekhar, Ben Golub, Matt Jackson, and Sudipta Sarangi, Conference Series Organizers


Previous editions were held at Harvard, Stanford, Washington University in St. Louis and Vanderbilt.


This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1757223.Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.