Matthew O. Jackson: The Human Network

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An interesting book a bit repetitive towards the end but that s often the case with non fiction The book is a wonderful introduction to Network Theory I really liked how the author went about building intuition through examples and diagrams and didn t get into the very technical details However even without the technical details the book does a really good job of explaining some very key conceptsWhile the importance of networks may seem obvious and commonsensical the book rovides a structured way in which we can think about these issuesI really liked the People Will Talk point about how stronger networks areotentially feeding higher levels of Demon Divine (Demon Accords polarisation through homophily It didn t strike me that the views of my network couldotentially be my own views being double countedYet networks can also be used for good as the example of microfinance has shown Overall this book gives a very good introduction to a fascinating topic Human Networks The hopeful concepts of the book we have less The Pearl Thief poverty and less wars globallyThe truth of the book our families are fragmented geographicallyThe new word homophily something to be aware of and careful about It means the tendency to gravitate to likeeopleThe interesting thing Connections for the most Healthier Together part are hugely beneficial Keep making them This book is a blisteringly fastaced high level survey of an area of economic theory that has growing influence and is largely driven by The Haunting of Sunshine Girl people like Jackson and Kleinberg This is aarticularly strong area of study for Cornell s Economics and Information Science rograms Although economists typically consider Network Economics to be heterodox or interdisciplinary it has grown to meet the challenges of accounting for externalities in spaces where formerly externalities were hantoms of assumed linear market structuresThis book rovides something of an interest especially to economists information scientists and communications scholars Although this book is very high level and gives case after case of successes of the methods of networks it also offers an interesting take on how eople can organize and in some cases can t organize to better their lives in a way that is easy to digest Also this book serves as a who s who for theory concepts related to the field But yet there seems to be some missing The Return of the Twelves parts This book is aarticularly olitical one in that it hides some names of real importance to the field This is an attempt to align network economic theory as a counterpart to neoclassical economic theory and Keynesian approaches to olicy that is to say Locuras lejos de casa! (Serie Lady Pecas 1) politically centerist arguments about the goals of network economic arguments What it does not come as close to mentioning is the fundamentals that come from Hayek and the following neo Austrian movement in modeling for limited informationroblems in decision making Although this book has been highly recommended by Mechanism Design theorists Maskin and Myerson this does not come an inch closer to mentioning their fellow Nobel Laurette Leonid Hurwicz or his student Myrna Wooders at Vanderbilt who is extremely well cited in areas of networked olicy and game theory methods This seems to be somewhat of an oversight or erhaps an explicit Grammar by Diagram political gestureOtherwise I am veryleased with this book as a consumerinformational level read that offers very informed takes on where economics is moving in terms of theory in a highly informational world. Exity of the social networks in which we are Murder Maker positioned sometimes unwittingly and can help us to better undertstand why we are who we are as individuals Ranging across disciplinessychology behavioral economics sociology and business and rich with historical analogies and anecdotes The Human Network rovides an eye opening and fascinating account of what can drive success or failure in li.

Andom Graph Models and SERGMs Statistical Exponential Random Graph Models It is a good starting oint for anyone curious about network s theory to familiarize with the Ask Yourself This plethora of cases where network theoryroved to be helpful and what s interesting is that the majority of cases stated inside the book were real research subjects that he worked on or collaborated in Content aside I think that I agree with Sara and that me too I loved the descriptions of the concepts and ideas that came at the beginning of each chapter before the technical Good Witch, Bad Witch presentation The references were ultra exhaustive ReferencesGoals Lesson of this book Don t worry if you don t have any friends you re less likely to get infections and diseasesJust kidding nevertheless I found it really interesting how the author got into diseases and how they spread especially looking at the current situation that fits the topicHere are some notes I took while readingChapter 2 Power and Influence Central Positions in Networks To haveower it s always best to be uniuely The Tokyo Zodiac Murders positioned to coordinate others Being the bridge between others and being able to do special favours like the Godfather for example will give you aower Yours, Mine and Ours (Second Chances position in the network People can still be influential if they only have few contacts and networks if those contacts are influential themselves Rich gets richer concept centraleople are easier to findmeet and therefore make new friends fasterChapter 3 Difussion and Contagion over half of the Riverview, Gone But Not Forgotten people of an american high school 288eople are connected romantically andor sexually to each other even though each individual only has had on average 1 or 2 Boneshaker (BA 43-500, partners during the course of 18 months this explains how fast and wide a sexual disease can spread even though individuals aren t sleeping with a lot ofeople but they are A Star Is Born part of the big network of course this is only a study done in one high school but it s about the basicrinciple interesting excours about the CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, third edition plague in the middle ages Chapter 5 Homophily Houses DividedHomophily you likeeople that are the same as you and are likely to spend time with them marry them and befriend them gender race income In an american high school friendships are than 15 times likely between the same race than across race In a study 60 % of Women named a Woman their closest friend and 90 % of Men named a Man their closest friendChapter 6 Immobility and Ineuality There are Income differences between students who studied the same at the same college because of social connections of the The Ornament (Ornament, parents even lowaid side jobs eg in a bakery or recycling hire almost entirely by word of mouth because of bad expieriences with random eople from the street This is true for where I live you re very likely to get your side jobstudent job because one of your friends or siblings work there or because your neighbour knows someone there etc at least thats true for all of my revious jobs and my friends jobs 50 75 % to jobs are found trough contacs like it or not your fate is closely connected to that of your friends If they are well situated they can help you small acuaintances also count the erson who sat next to you in history class could be the erson you bump into on the street and Super Minds Level 2 Students Book with DVD-ROM puts you in touch with your new employer when they hear you are between jobs only 16 of jobs found through contacts come from strong ties the rest from medium or weak tiesAll in all. Etermine who hasower and influence can explain why Challenged to Win people fail to assimilate basic facts and can help us understandatterns of contagion from the spread of disease to financial crises Despite their Kids Draw Knights, Kings, Queens, Dragons primary role in shaping our lives human networks are often overlooked when we try to account for our most importantolitical and economic behaviors and trends This book illuminates the compl.

This was a very informative book Detailed enough to really get into the subject and short enough not to be daunting It s not a light reading but it definitely is worth a read Good introduction to the economic analysis of networks from arguably the leading expert but at a very broad level There s not a lot of detail rovided and the book moves from topic to topic uickly The resentation of basic concepts double counting homophily degree are communicated well and the diagrams of different kinds of networks used to do so are the highlight of the book My biggest takeaway was Jackson s succinct clear analogy between the variety of descriptive stats available for networks being like those for finding the greatest basketball The Color of a Leader player and why thiserspective is necessary given the crazy number of Into the Planet possible linkage arrangements for even a small set of nodesWant to learn about Keynesian beauty contests and related games infectious disease epi stats for network analysis The book is a description of how human networkatterns determine our Dusk (Rosales Saga, power opinions opportunities behaviors and accomplishments Emphasising on well connectedness the author is giving you a notion how you found yourself in thelace you re currently in due to networks you hold Human mind tends to look for coincidences and this book deals with it on a global scale Jackson s examples are elegantly built many times returning to his George Washingtons Secret Six pro vaccination view I encourage to read this book because it makes you think and rethink how much of your life is influenced by the networks you hold If you thought this was a self development book on motivating you to get betterosition in terms of networking this is not that book Well not uite Still a lot of big ideas to implementThis is where an economics writing for sure written by an economisteconomics rofessor of Stanford University collides with social issues of networking ranging from making friends and dating and choosing college to contagion of disease to banking system and world s socio economic ineualityAs an International Political Economy student I truly enjoyed this book I ve learned a lot from how centrality and influence of our friends really matter how humans used to network historically Ivy League and its rivilege microfinancing Chinese guanxi and overall how our social The Caretaker positions could be analyzed through data used in economics Jackson alsorovides uite a number of charts and graphs on how the nodes of networking work His style of writing is actually very simple and he brought several interesting illustration to complement Considering how this book is actually deeply academics he wrote it in a style where the readers can easily understand his ideas I recommend this book if you enjoy reading about social issues and economy This is the first book I have read that was written by an economist at least knowingly How have I managed to get this far in life without knowing how broad and interesting a subject economics is There are numerous examples of societal conditions such as segregation financial immobility and Clara After Dark - 01 polarization that I have witnessed without an appreciation howredictable the behaviors an Fascinating I had the chance to be a remote Quanta Reset (The Shadow Ravens, pupil of Pr Jackson really missing the Hi Folks and this book sums upretty much what we ve learnedIn fact it is less technical and has Over the River Through the Wood practically no euations inside unlike the course on ERGMs Exponential A fresh and intriguing look at how our hiddenositions in various social structures or human networks shape how we think and behave how our very outlook on life is formed by a distinguished rofessor of economics at Stanford University Ineuality social immobility and olitical Kenyattas Jiggers polarization are but a few crucialhenomena driven by the inevitability of social structures Social structures

Matthew O Jackson is a professor of Economics at Stanford University He has been researching social and economic networks for than twenty five years