DySoC and NIMBioS are hosting a series of seminars on topics related to social complexity. Monthly seminars will be held at NIMBioS in Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd. Light refreshments will be served in Room 205 beginning 30 minutes before each talk. Faculty and students from across the UT community are welcome to join us.
Speaker: Dr. Michael Bailey, Research Scientist Manager, Facebook
Time/Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 3:30 p.m.*
Location: Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd.
Topic: The economic impact of social networks
Abstract: Social networks play a major role in how we make decisions—from where we live and work to what we buy to what we believe. In this talk I will overview what we've learned about how networks impact our economic decision-making, specifically in the housing market and in the market for new products, through social interactions and belief formation. Our networks are shaped by the world around us and I will overview how history, geography, and social preferences have shaped social networks around the world and how these two concepts, peer influence and friend preferences, shape our society.
*Join us for refreshments at 3 p.m.
Seminar Flyer: TBA
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For more information about this and other NIMBioS Seminars, visit http://www.nimbios.org/announcements/seminars.