VoxEU Talk

Social and economic networks

Matt Jackson of Stanford University talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his new book, Social and Economic Networks. They discuss the impact of communication technologies like Facebook on social and professional relationships; how social connections interact with financial transactions in settings from western banks to rural India; and the potentially negative effects of networks on social fragmentation. The interview was recorded at the American Economic Association meetings in San Francisco in January 2009.