Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Public Affairs Forums

Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, invites you to join its board of directors and a select group of business, civic, and community leaders for an evening of dinner and conversation on

The Impact of Social Networks on Economic Outcomes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6 p.m. Reception
7–8:30 p.m. Dinner and Speech

Featured speaker:
Matthew O. Jackson
William D. Eberle Professor of Economics
Stanford University

Even though we think of ourselves as independent actors, social networks shape our opportunities, power, opinions, and behaviors. Networks are helpful in understanding phenomena from persistent wage inequality to polarized beliefs, and from financial crises to patterns of war. Professor Matthew Jackson of Stanford University will discuss his research on the impact of social networks on communities and economies, as well as the good and bad of how our networks are evolving.