27th September 2019: Inaugural Lecture of the Ph.D program in Economics and Management

Sala Carmeli via Galileo Galilei, Padova

Inaugural Lecture of the Ph.D program in Economics and Management

27th September 2019

Sala Carmeli via Galileo Galilei, Padova


10.00–10.30 Welcome Coffee


11.00-12.15 INAUGURAL LECTURE - “Human Networks and their Economic Consequences”

Chair: Prof. Salvador Barberà, (Emeritus Professor of Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a Barcelona GSE Emeritus Research Professor).

Prof. Matthew O. Jackson,(William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University).


Register now on: https://www.economia.unipd.it/inaugural-lecture-phd-program-economics-and-management




Salvador Barberà
Salvador Barberà is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a Barcelona GSE Emeritus Research Professor. He earned a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University (1975). He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a recipient of the Rey Juan Carlos Award in Economics, the Spanish National Research Prize, and the Narcís Monturiol Medal, awarded by Generalitat de Catalunya. As a researcher Prof. Barberà has concentrated in the fields of public economics, incentives, utility and game theory.  Prof. Barberà is past-president of the Social Choice and Welfare Society and of the Southern European Economic Association (ASSET). He has been elected to the Council of different learned societies, including the Econometric Society, The Social Choice and Welfare Society and The Society for the Advancement of Game Theory.
He served as General Secretary of Research and Technological Policies in the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (2004-2006). Prior to that, between 2000 and 2004, he was the first director of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), a foundation created by the Catalan Government in order to consolidate in Catalonia a group of high level scientists of all origins. He has also served as the Vice-Chairman of the Barcelona GSE and Scientific Director of the School's Master in the Economics of Science and Innovation (2007-2012).

Matthew O. Jackson
Matthew O. Jackson is the William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University and an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute and a senior fellow of CIFAR. He was at Northwestern University and Caltech before joining Stanford, and received his BA from Princeton University in 1984 and PhD from Stanford in 1988.
Jackson's research interests include game theory, microeconomic theory, and the study of social and economic networks, on which he has published many articles and the books `The Human Network' and `Social and Economic Networks'. He also teaches an online course on networks and co-teaches two others on game theory. Jackson is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Game Theory Society Fellow, and an Economic Theory Fellow, and his other honours include the von Neumann Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Social Choice and Welfare Prize, the B.E.Press Arrow Prize for Senior Economists, and teaching awards. He has served as co-editor of Games and Economic Behavior, the Review of Economic Design, and Econometrica.