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Network, Crowds and Markets

Humanities/Social Sciences
Thematic Area
Political science (international relations, international governance), Sociology and Philosophy, Systems thinking-Theoretical framework and assessment
Description of the Course Material
Networks, Crowds, and Markets combines different scientific perspectives in its approach to understanding networks and behavior. Drawing on ideas from economics, sociology, computing and information science, and applied mathematics, it describes the emerging field of study that is growing at the interface of all these areas, addressing fundamental questions about how the social, economic, and technological worlds are connected.
The book is based on an inter-disciplinary course taught at the Cornell University. The book is designed at the introductory undergraduate level with no formal prerequisites. To support deeper explorations, most of the chapters are supplemented with optional advances sections.