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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction, Empirical Background and Definitions

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 118 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
12 videos
1.1: Introduction9m
1.2: Examples and Challenges 15m
1.2.5 Background Definitions and Notation (Basic - Skip if familiar 8:23)8m
1.3: Definitions and Notation 14m
1.4: Diameter 16m
1.5: Diameter and Trees 6m
1.6: Diameters of Random Graphs (Optional/Advanced 11:12)11m
1.7: Diameters in the World 6m
1.8: Degree Distributions 13m
1.9: Clustering 8m
1.10: Week 1 Wrap2m
3 readings
Syllabus10m
Slides from Lecture 1, with References10m
OPTIONAL - Advanced Problem Set 110m
3 practice exercises
Quiz Week 130m
Problem Set 130m
Optional: Empirical Analysis of Network Data using Gephi or Pajek30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Background, Definitions, and Measures Continued

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 105 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
2.2: Dynamics and Tie Strength 6m
2.3: Centrality Measures 14m
2.4: Centrality – Eigenvector Measures 13m
2.5a: Application - Centrality Measures 12m
2.5b: Application – Diffusion Centrality 6m
2.6: Random Networks 10m
2.7: Random Networks - Thresholds and Phase Transitions 7m
2.8: A Threshold Theorem (optional/advanced 13:00)13m
2.9: A Small World Model 7m
2.10 Week 2 Wrap3m
3 readings
Slides from Lecture 2, with references10m
OPTIONAL - Advanced Problem Set 210m
OPTIONAL - Solutions to Advanced PS 110m
3 practice exercises
Quiz Week 230m
Problem Set 230m
Optional: Empirical Analysis of Network Data30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Random Networks

5 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 143 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
12 videos
3.2: Mean Field Approximations 8m
3.3: Preferential Attachment 10m
3.4: Hybrid Models 14m
3.5: Fitting Hybrid Models 17m
3.6: Block Models 9m
3.7: ERGMs 9m
3.8: Estimating ERGMs 15m
3.9: SERGMs 9m
3.10: SUGMs 6m
3.11: Estimating SUGMs (Optional/Advanced 21:03)21m
3.12: Week 3 Wrap3m
3 readings
Slides from Lecture 3, with references10m
OPTIONAL - Advanced Problem Set 310m
OPTIONAL - Solutions to Advanced PS 210m
4 practice exercises
Quiz Week 330m
Problem Set 330m
Optional: Empirical Analysis of Network Data30m
Optional: Using Statnet in R to Estimate an ERGM30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Strategic Network Formation

5 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 209 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
15 videos
4.2: Pairwise Stability and Efficiency 15m
4.3: Connections Model 11m
4.4: Efficiency in the Connections Model (Optional/Advanced 12:41)12m
4.5: Pairwise Stability in the Connections Model 6m
4.6: Externalities and the Coauthor Model 11m
4.7: Network Formation and Transfers 16m
4.8: Heterogeneity in Strategic Models 13m
4.9: SUGMs and Strategic Network Formation (Optional/Advanced 13:47)13m
4.10: Pairwise Nash Stability (Optional/Advanced 11:34)11m
4.11: Dynamic Strategic Network Formation (Optional/Advanced 11:57)11m
4.12: Evolution and Stochastics (Optinoal/Advanced 16:05)16m
4.13: Directed Network Formation (Optional/Advanced 16:38)16m
4.14: Application Structural Model (Optional/Advanced 35:06)35m
4.15: Week 4 Wrap4m
3 readings
Slides from Lecture 4, with references10m
OPTIONAL - Advanced Problem Set 410m
OPTIONAL - Solutions to Advanced PS 310m
2 practice exercises
Quiz Week 430m
Problem Set 430m

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