The Oxford Summer School in Economic Networks


The Oxford Summer School in Economic Networks will bring together students from a range of disciplines for a week to learn about the techniques, applications and impact of network theory in economics and development. We will have globally leading experts guide lectures and interactive workshops on topics such as social networks, games and learning, financial networks, economic complexity and urban systems. 

Dates: June 26-30, 2017

Location: Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford


  • This school is targeted towards graduate students (Masters/PhD) from Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences, Geography, Development, and Policy. Other disciplines welcome. 
  • We will admit a select number of undergraduates by application. If you are an undergraduate, please apply with a CV and cover letter to (each will be decided on a case-by-case basis). 
  • All current Masters and PhD students may directly register for the school (you may be asked to provide evidence of enrollment, or graduation within the previous 6 months).
  • You will need some mathematical/computational background (in particular, familiarity with university level linear algebra and dynamical systems, and some coding experience), but no experience with networks necessary.
  • Practical tutorials will be held in Matlab. We will cater for Matlab beginners, but students are expected work on their own laptop and have a Matlab installation from their home institution. Please contact us if this presents a problem.

Registration and Accommodation:

  • The registration fee including all tuiton and social events will be 200 pounds sterling. Note: this does not include meals or accommodation.
  • You can register here. We will have limited places, so please sign up early. 
  • Summer accommodation in Oxford fills up fast! We have reserved a small number of university rooms for summer school students at a very reasonable rate - please contact us for more information. University rooms may also be available here.

Financial Support:

  • We will have a small number of accommodation bursaries for students normally resident outside of Oxford. To be considered for a bursary, please apply with a CV and cover letter to by April 15th, 2017.

Organising team: Neave O'Clery (Chair, Mathematical Institute), Mariano Beguerisse (Mathematical Institute), Penny Mealy (Institute for New Economic Thinking),  Francois Lafond (Institute for New Economic Thinking), Nils Rochowicz (Economics), Stefania Bocchi (Mathematical Institute)

Contact: For more information, contact us at