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.
- 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
- 5 days
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesEconomics Informatics & Information Technology Econometrics View 16 other Short Courses in Economics in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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- 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.
International375 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 375 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
EU/EEA375 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 375 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
€375 - €650
Living costs for Amsterdam
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
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