Prosper Loans Network Dataset

This page provides data related to the paper:
U. Redmond, P. Cunningham. (2013), "A temporal network analysis reveals the unprofitability of arbitrage in The Prosper Marketplace". Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 40. [ACM]


There is an increasing focus on methods for network data analysis that consider temporal aspects of the data. We have proposed a method of network analysis based on the idea of a time-respecting subgraph composed of paths of consecutive edge activations. We present an algorithm to identify these structures and apply the algorithm to a network comprising data from The Prosper Marketplace, an online peer-to-peer lending system. The network data used for our experiments is available at the link below, and consists of the loans between users of the website. The network is directed and denotes who loaned money to whom.

>> Prosper loans network dataset - Direct Download
>> Prosper loans network dataset - KONECT page


For further information please contact Ursula Redmond.