6 à 8 juin - Summer School "Social Interactions and Urban Segregation"

ANR “Social Interactions, Stratification and Inequality”
(ANR 12-INEG-0002)

The research project “Social Interactions, Stratification and Inequality” (ANR-12-INEG-0002) benefits from the funding of the ANR program “Métamorphoses des societés : Inégalités-inégalité” for the period 2013-2015.

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Matthew Jackson (Stanford University)
and Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin-Madison)



Over the last decade, developments in both behavioral economics and network theory have offered new models of social interactions. These theories allow to better understand the role of peer influence and externalities in urban segregation and inequality. This Summer School is devoted to the study of the recent advances in these fields. Two leading researchers have been invited. Steven Durlauf will first deliver a 6 hours lecture on his works on social interactions. Matthew Jackson will then give a 6 hours lecture on his research on social networks. The final day will provide to the participants the opportunity to present their paper to the audience. No more than 8 papers will be selected.


How to Apply ?    

Applications are encouraged from any interested researcher, but priority will be given to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers or the equivalent.

To attend the event without presenting a paper,
fill in the response form and send it to mailto:crem@listes.univ-rennes1.fr
To attend the event and present a paper,
fill in the response form and send it with the paper in pdf format and a CV to crem@listes.univ-rennes1.fr



Paper submission 15th of March 2016
The selection of the speakers will be announced by the 30th of March 2016.
The program will be available on the 10th of April 2016.
Registration without paper submission : 30th of April 2016



Center for Research in Economics and Management -
Faculty of Economics,
University of Rennes 1 -
7, Place Hoche,
35065 Rennes,


No Registration fees    

No registration fees are demanded. The Summer School is sponsored by the ANR.
It is part of the ANR project “Social Interactions, Stratification and Inequality” (ANR 12-INEG-0002).


Practical Information
Participants can select and book their accomodation on the website of the Rennes Tourism Office.
Participants are asked to finance their travel and accommodation expenses by their own University.
Lunches will be offered by CREM.

About Brittany :    

About Rennes :    

Hôtel des Lices    
Hôtel Adagio    
Hôtel Sévigné    
Hôtel Garden    

How to find others accomodations    
Rennes Tourist Office website


Organizing Committee    

  • David Bardey, Universidad de los Andes.
  • David Dickinson,Appalachian State University.
  • Nicolas Gravel, Aix-Marseille Université.
  • Fernando Jaramillo, Universidad del Rosario.
  • Sophie Larribeau, CREM, Université de Rennes 1.
  • David Masclet, CNRS-CREM.
  • Fabien Moizeau, CREM, Université de Rennes 1.
  • Michel Poitevin, Université de Montréal.
  • Benoît Tarroux, CREM, Université de Rennes 1.
  • Jean-Christophe Vergnaud, CNRS-Université Paris 1, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne.
  • Yves Zenou, Stockholm University.






Day 1 - Monday, June 6th (Amphi Henri Krier)

Three lectures by Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
« Some Microfoundations for the Great Gatsby Curve »


  • 09:30-10:00 - Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • 10:00-12:00 - Lecture one
    Social Interactions : Great Gatsby Curve as Empirical Background
    Social Interactions : General Ideas
  • 12:00-13:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30-15:30 - Lecture two
    Social Interactions : Theory
    Social Interactions : The Identification Problem
  • 15:30-17:00 - Coffee break and rest
  • 17:00-19:00 - Lecture three
    Some Microfoundations for the Great Gatsby Curve


Day 2 - Tuesday, June 7th (Amphi Henri Krier)

9:00 - Welcome Coffee


  • 9:10 - Segregation and the Perception of the Minority
    Florent Dubois (Aix-Marseille School of Economics, AMSE)
    Co-authored with Christophe Muller


  • 10:10 - A brief History of Human Time : Exploring a database of « notable people »
    Morgane Laouenan (CES, University of Paris 1)
    Co-authored with Olivier Gergaud and Etienne Wasmer


11:10 - Coffee Break


  • 11:30 - Network effects and the Black-White disparities in the labor market
    Gergely Horvath (Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)


12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 - Meeting of the ANR group


  • 14:00 - Identifying neighborhood effects in repeated cross sections. a study of labor informality in Bogotá
    Sergio Alberto Montoya Cruz (Rosario University, Bogotá, Colombia)


  • 15:00 - A Paradox of Economic Prosperity and Social Integration ?
    Zhiling Wang (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

16:00 - Coffee Break


  • 16:20 - Getting a Job from My Unemployed Friends : A Social Network Perspective
    Rui Zhang (Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, China)

18:45 - Visit of the Brittany Regional Contemporary Art Fund (FRAC)    
Meeting point : In front of the Building « Brasserie Hoche »

20:00 - Gala Dinner at « Art’n Cook »

Day 3 - Wednesday, June 8th (Amphi Henri Krier)
Three lectures by
Matthew Jackson (Standford University)
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    08:30-09:00 - Welcome Coffee
    09:00-11:00 - Lecture 1
    Networks and Centrality
    11:00-11:30 - Coffee break
    11:30-13:30 - Lecture 2
    Modeling Behavior on Networks and the Impact of Homophily
    13:30-14:30 - Lunch
    14:30-16:30 - Lecture 3
    Network Formation and Dynamics