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Michael D. König is associate professor at the Department of Spatial Economics at VU Amsterdam. He is also a research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF). Prior to joining the VU Amsterdam he was a senior research associate at the University of Zurich, a visiting scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and the Department of Economics at Stanford University.

His research focuses on the economics of innovation and technical change, and how these affect and are being affect by networked relationships between various economic actors, ranging from individuals, firms, sectors to countries. His research combines both, theoretical as well as empirical methods, and he uses these methods to evaluate real world policy instruments.

New course on networks: https://www.vu.nl/en/programmes/short/winter-school/courses/social-and-economic-networks.aspx

New minor on networks: https://minor.vu.nl/nl/minoren/networks-business-economics/index.aspx

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  • social and economic networks
  • innovation
  • research & development (R&D)
  • diffusion
  • key players
  • conflict

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Innovation Business & Economics
Imitation Business & Economics
Graph theory Business & Economics
Innovation networks Business & Economics
Productivity Business & Economics
Network formation Business & Economics
Subsidies Business & Economics
Spillover Business & Economics

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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 10 Article
  • 5 Online publication or Website
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Working paper

A Structural Model for the Coevolution of Networks and Behavior

Konig, M., 2019, 1564929192 ed., CEPR, (CEPR Discussion Paper).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Structural model
Network games
Structural parameters
Metropolis-Hastings algorithm

R&D Networks: Theory, Empirics and Policy Implications: Theory, Empirics, and Policy Implications

König, M. D., Liu, X. & Zenou, Y., Jul 2019, In : Review of Economics and Statistics. 101, 3, p. 476-491 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

production costs

Endogenous Technology Cycles in Dynamic R&D Networks

Konig, M. D. & Rogers, T., 2018, (Submitted)

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteAcademic

Knowledge diffusion
Collaboration networks

How researcher rankings and research funding instruments can gain from information about co-authorship networks

Konig, M. D., Hsieh, C-S., Liu, X. & Zimmermann, C., 2018

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteProfessional

Network formation