David Easley is the Henry Scarborough Professor of Social Science and a professor in the departments of Economics and Information Science at Cornell University. His research focuses on learning and wealth dynamics, market microstructure, and networks. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society. Easley earned his PhD from Northwestern University.
Professors Easley and Kleinberg recently co-authored Networks, Crowds and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World. The book is based on the popular undergraduate course, Networks, which they developed at Cornell. It combines different scientific perspectives in its approach to understanding networks and behavior in networked environments. Drawing on ideas from economics, sociology, computing and information science, and applied mathematics, the book describes the emerging field of study that is growing at the interface of all these areas, addressing fundamental questions about how the social, economic, and technological worlds are connected.