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, 2018 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. We especially encourage submissions within this theme. 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. To see the suggested, non-exhaustive lists of topics, please look for the call for papers below.

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

Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

Decisions Issued: February 15, 2019

Please submit an extended abstract or full draft of a paper to and indicate if the submission is intended for the plenary session of the first day (Community Structure in Networks) or for the parallel sessions of the remainder of the workshop. No conference proceedings will be published.

Other Encouraged Topics

The second and third day will run with parallel sessions on topics in the series’ broader theme of networks in economics, to include the following overlapping topics (a non-exhaustive list!):

Network structure and its implications (centrality, homophily, brokerage, structural holes)

Learning and information transmission (Bayesian, behavioral, computational, etc.; diffusion and percolation models)

Bargaining and selling (pricing, intermediation, trade; network externalities, platforms; selling information goods)

Networks and firms (strategic marketing and influence maximization; trade; financial networks; Supply chain networks)

Games on networks

Network formation

Peer effects

Networks and political economy (alliances and conflict; voting and persuasion)

Travel support

There will be some travel assistance available for speakers. The conference will make a special effort to support the attendance of junior presenters without their own travel funding.

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.

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.