Amsterdam, Netherlands

Econometrics of Networks

when 16 July 2023 - 23 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 750

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.

Content Guide:

1. Examples of Networks and Data
2. Network Statistics, Visualization and Graphs
3. Econometrics of Interactions in Networks
4. Econometrics of Network Formation
5. Joint Estimation of Outcomes and Network Formation
6. Spatial Modeling Approach for Dynamic Network Formation and Interactions
7. Big Data Meets Networks

Course leader

Michael D. König

Target group

The course is accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals from related fields.
If you have doubts about your eligibility for the course, please contact us:

Course aim

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.

Credits info

2 EC
Contact hours: 20

Fee info

EUR 750: Tuition fees one-week course:

VU Students/PhD candidates and employees of VU Amsterdam* or an Aurora Network Partner €500
Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam €650
Students and PhD candidates at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam €750
Professionals €950

Early Bird offer
Applications received before 15 March (14 March CET 23:59) receive €50 Early Bird discount!


VU Amsterdam Summer School offers two kinds of scholarships: the Equal Access Scholarship and the Photographer Scholarship. More information can be found on the VU Amsterdam Summer School website.

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