5 days
375 EUR/full
375 EUR/full
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In this Econometrics of Networks programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will learn about recent econometric methods to analyse network data.


Networks play an increasingly dominant role in many social, business, and economic environments. 

Moreover, network data becomes increasingly relevant and available due to the rise of online social media and digitisation.  The Econometrics of Networks programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is offered by 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

  • become acquainted with different statistical methodologies for analysing networks while learning how to see these different methodologies complementing each other.
  • learn to model network problem situations mathematically, and adapt the methods learned to new situations at hand.
  • be able to recognise, understand, and analyse societal and business problems in which networks are central.
  • learn how networks affect supply and demand in markets, how this leads to market failures, and how government policies can address these.

Programme Structure

Topics included:

  • Elements of Graph Theory 
  • Graphs and Matrices 
  • Bipartite Graphs 
  • Core-periphery Networks and Nested Split Graphs 
  • Network Statistics: Average path length, clustering and assortativity 
  • Centrality in Networks: Degree, eigenvector, Katz-Bonacich centrality and Google's Page Rank 
  • Network Visualization: Force-directed, circular and layered layout 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course will be accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners from related fields. 
  • Apart from Bachelor's and Master's students, we also welcome PhD staff to apply to the course.
  • It is not necessary to provide us with proof of your English. We do expect your English to be sufficient to understand classes and course literature.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    375 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 375 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    375 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 375 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.

€375 - €650

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


If you have been accepted to VU Amsterdam Summer School and have paid the tuition fee, but due to unforeseen circumstances need to cancel, the following refunds will be given:

  • Cancellation before 1 May: 100% of total fee will be refunded
  • Cancellation before 1 June: 50% of total fee will be refunded
  • Cancellation after 1 June: no refund will be given
Costs such as travel arrangement will not be refunded. We therefore suggest to wait with booking your travel arrangements until May.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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