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On Thursday, March 21, Benjamin Golub joined Markus’ Academy for a conversation on, “Networks in Contagion and Resilience.” This talk will present key concepts, methods, and implications of network modeling. Benjamin Golub is a professor of economics and computer science at Northwestern University.

Watch the full presentation below. You can watch all Markus’ Academy webinars on our Markus’ Academy YouTube Channel.


  • [0:00] Markus’ introduction and poll questions:
  • [6:50] The basic network toy model
  • [19:31] How does this fit into economics?
  • [31:18] How do networks matter intuitively? A second toy model
  • [45:54] Supply chain formation and fragility


Executive Summary

Summary to follow.