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Research Papers & Other Publications

2015

Ceren Budak, Duncan J Watts. Dissecting the Spirit of Gezi: Influence vs. selection in the Occupy Gezi movement. Sociological Science. 2: 370-397.

Amit Sharma, Jake M Hofman, Duncan J Watts. Estimating the causal impact of recommendation systems from observational data.  Proceedings of the Sixteenth ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, 453-470 (ACM)

Sharad Goel, Ashton Anderson, Jake Hofman, Duncan J Watts, “The structural virality of online diffusion” Management Science, 62(1) 180-196

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2014

Ashton Anderson, Sharad Goel, Gregory Huber, Neil Malhotra, Duncan J Watts. Political ideology and racial preferences in online dating. Sociological Science, 1: 28-40

Charles D Brummitt, Rajiv Sethi, Duncan J Watts. Inside money, procyclical leverage, and banking catastrophes. PLoS One, 9(8): e104219

Winter Mason, Siddharth Suri, Duncan J Watts. Long-run learning in games of cooperation. Proceedings of the fifteenth ACM conference on Economics and computation. 821-838 (ACM)

Duncan J. Watts. Common Sense and Sociological Explanations. American Journal of Sociology, 120(2): 313-351

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2013

Michael Wunder, Siddharth Suri, Duncan J Watts. Empirical agent based models of cooperation in public goods games. Proceedings of the fourteenth ACM conference on Electronic commerce. 891-908 (ACM)

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2012

Winter Mason, Duncan J Watts. Collaborative learning in networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(3): 764-769

Sharad Goel, Duncan J Watts, Daniel G Goldstein. The structure of online diffusion networks. Proceedings of the 13th ACM conference on electronic commerce. 623-638 (ACM)

Jing Wang, Siddharth Suri, Duncan J Watts. Cooperation and assortativity with dynamic partner updating. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(36):14363-14368

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2011

Siddharth Suri and Duncan J. Watts. “Cooperation and Contagion in Web-based, Networked Public Goods Experiments.” PLoS One (forthcoming, 2011).

Shoamei Wu, Jake Hofman, Winter A. Mason and Duncan J. Watts. “Who Says What to Whom on Twitter.” Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on World Wide Web, Hyderabad, India (2011).

Eytan Bakshy, Jake Hofman, Winter A. Mason, and Duncan J. Watts. “Everyone’s an Influencer: Quantifying Influence on Twitter.” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, Hong Kong, 2011.

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2010

Sebastien Lahaie, Sharad Goel, Jake Hofman, Dave Pennock, and Duncan J. Watts. “Predicting Consumer Behavior with Web Search.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1005962107 (2010).

Sharad Goel, Winter Mason, and Duncan J. Watts. “Real and perceived attitude agreement in social networks.” Journal of Social and Personality Psychology, 99(4): 611-621 (2010).

Sharad Goel, Daniel Reeves, David Pennock, and Duncan J. Watts. “Prediction without Markets.” 11th ACMConference on Electronic Commerce (EC’10), Cambridge, MA (2010)

Munmun De Choudhury, Jake Hofman, Winter Mason, and Duncan J. Watts. “Inferring Relevant Networks from Social Communication Data.” Proceedings of the 19th international conference on World Wide Web (2010).

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2009

Winter Mason and Duncan J. Watts. “Financial Incentives and the ‘Performance of Crowds.'” Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Human Computation, 77-85 (2009).

R. Dean Malmgren, Jake M. Hofman, Luís A. N. Amaral, and Duncan J. Watts. “Modeling the dynamics of individual human communication.” Proceedings of the 15th ACM SIGKDD international conference on knowledge discovery and data mining, 607-616 (2009).

Matthew J. Salganik and Duncan J. Watts. “Web-based experiments for the study of collective social dynamics in cultural markets.” Topics in Cognitive Science, 1, 439-468 (2009).

Gueorgi Kossinets and Duncan J. Watts. “The Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology, 115(2), 405-450 (2009)

Sharad Goel, Roby Muhamad, and Duncan J. Watts. Social Search in ‘Small-World’ Experiments.” Proceedings of the 18th international conference on World Wide Web, 701-710 (2009).

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2008

D. Lopez-Pintado and D. J. Watts. “Social Influence, Binary Decisions and Collective Dynamics.” Rationality and Society 20:399-443 (2008).

Matthew J. Salganik and Duncan J. Watts. “Leading the Herd Astray: An Experimental Study of Self-fulfilling Prophecies in an Artificial Cultural Market.” Social Psychology Quarterly 71:338-355 (2008)

Gueorgi Kossinets, Jon Kleinberg, and Duncan J. Watts. “The structure of information pathways in a social communication network.” Proceedings of the 14th ACM SIGKDD international conference on knowledge discovery and data mining. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: ACM (2008).

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2007

Duncan J. Watts. “Challenging the Influentials Hypothesis.” Measuring Word of Mouth, Vol. 3. Word of Mouth Marketing Association, 2007.

D. J. Watts and P. S. Dodds. “Networks, Influence, and Public Opinion Formation.” Journal of Consumer Research, 34(4), 441-458 (2007).

N. Hanaki, A. Peterhansl, P. S. Dodds, and D. J. Watts. “Cooperation in Evolving Social Networks.” Management Science, 53(7), 1036-1050 (2007).

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2006

M. J. Salganik, P. S. Dodds, and D. J. Watts. “Experimental Study of Inequality and Unpredictability in an Artificial Cultural Market.” Science, 311, 854-856 (2006).

G. Kossinets and D. J. Watts. “Empirical Analysis of Evolving Social Networks.” Science, 311, 88-90 (2006).

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2005

D. J. Watts, P. S. Dodds, R. Muhamad, and D. Medina. “Multiscale, Recurrent Epidemics in a Hierarchical Compartment Model.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102(32), 11157-11162 (2005)

P. S. Dodds and D. J. Watts. “A Generalized Model of Social and Biological Contagion.” Journal of Theoretical Biology 232(4), 587-604 (2005).

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2004

D. J. Watts. “The ‘new’ science of networks.” Annual Review of Sociology, 30, 243-270 (2004).

P. S. Dodds and D. J. Watts. “Universal Behavior in a Generalized Model of Contagion.” Physical Review Letters, 92(21), 218701 (2004).

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2003

P. S. Dodds, D. J. Watts, and C. F. Sabel. “Information Exchange and Robustness in Organizational Networks.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 100(21), 12516-12521 (2003).

P. S. Dodds, R. Muhamad, and D. J. Watts. “An Experimental Study of Search in Global Social Networks.” Science, 301, 827-829 (2003).

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2002

D. J. Watts, P. S. Dodds, and M. E. J. Newman. “Identity and Search in Social Networks.” Science, 296, 1302-1305 (2002).

D. J. Watts. “A Simple Model of Global Cascades on Random Networks.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 99, 5766-5771 (2002).

M. E. J. Newman, D. J. Watts, and S. H. Strogatz. “Random Graph Models of Social Networks.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 99, 2566-2572 (2002).

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2001

M. E. J. Newman, S. H. Strogatz, and D. J. Watts. “Random Graphs with Arbitrary Degree Distributions and Their Applications.” Physical Review E, 64, 026118 (2001).

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2000

D. S. Callaway, M. E. J. Newman, S. H. Strogatz, and D. J. Watts. “Network Robustness and Fragility: Percolation on Random Graphs.” Physical Review Letters, 85, 5468-5471 (2000).

M. E. J. Newman, C. Moore, and D. J. Watts. ‘Mean-Field Solution of the Small-World Network Model.’ Physical Review Letters, 84, 3201-3204 (2000).

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1999

M. E. J. Newman and D. J. Watts. “Renormalization Group Analysis of the Small-World Network Model.” Physics Letters A, 263, 341-346 (1999).

M. E. J. Newman and D. J. Watts. “Scaling and Percolation in the Small-World Network Model.” Physical Review E, 60, 7332-7342 (1999).

D. J. Watts. “Networks, Dynamics and the Small World Phenomenon.” American Journal of Sociology, 105(2):493-527 (1999).

Reprinted in Grahbner and Powell (eds.), Networks (2005).

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1998

D. J. Watts and S. H. Strogatz. “Collective Dynamics of ‘Small-World’ Networks.” Nature, 393:440-442 (1998)

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