Workshop: 7th Annual CIRANO-Sam M. Walton College of Business Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance

From Friday 14 Sep 2018 at 9AM
To Saturday 15 Sep 2018 at 5PM

The 7th annual Workshop on Networks in Trade and Finance took place on September 14th and September 15th, 2018 in Lucca Italy. It will be hosted by IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. This workshop is organized jointly with CIRANO and the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and builds on the successful CIRANO Workshops on Networks in Trade and Finance that have taken place in Montreal, Fayetteville (Arkansas, USA) and Lucca (Italy) over the last six years.


Theme: Networks are everywhere. Global trade, supply chains, financial markets, the World Wide Web, professional and social communities are examples of interconnected systems that are important to the structure and function of the modern world. Networks are a general yet powerful means of representing patterns of connections or interactions between parts of such systems. The network approach facilitates an understanding of mechanisms and reveals patterns in the data that are difficult to see using other approaches. With this as the leitmotiv, this workshop aims to bring together a group of researchers in the related areas of trade, finance, economic development, sociology, and business, with the following goals:

  • Demonstrate the value of the network approach for generating novel insights into these areas.
  • Foster a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and methods within the field of researchers in these areas.
  • Explore the potential for real-world applications of the network approach that will be of value to practitioners in various fields of business and government, such as finance, logistics, healthcare, transportation, communication, economic development, and social media


Program Committee
Guido Caldarelli (IMT Lucca)
Giorgio Fagiolo (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa)
Raja Kali (University of Arkansas & CIRANO)
Paolo Pin (Bocconi University)
Massimo Riccaboni (IMT Lucca)
Ekaterina Turkina (HEC Montréal & CIRANO)
Ari Van Assche (HEC Montréal & CIRANO)


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