Network Analysis

  • Gabriel Geisler Mesevage
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


Network analysis allows for the identification and analysis of linkages formed by the interaction, communication, and trade of individuals, families, and firms, as well as the spread of information and technologies. This chapter develops the notation sufficient to understand a discussion of networks. Its author reviews two analytical approaches to network structures and surveys some of the areas in which economic historians have deployed social network analysis.

JEL Classification

D85 L14 N01 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Geisler Mesevage
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Advanced Study in ToulouseToulouseFrance

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