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Networks, Complexity and Economic Development

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2nd “Networks, Complexity, and Economic Development” workshop

June 8 – 9 2017, Budapest


The Economics of Networks Research Unit at Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Centre for Labor Economics of Corvinus University is pleased to announce the 2nd workshop on “Networks, Complexity, and Economic Development”.


Keynote speaker:

Frank Neffke

Harvard Kennedy School

Mobility and the Diffusion of Capabilities”


„Coworker Complementarities”


Invited talks:


Roberta Sinatra

Central European University

„Quantifying the evolution of individual scientific impact”


Michael Szell

Central European University CNS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences CSS

„Assessing the potential of urban ride-sharing economies”


Frank Neffke is fellow of the Harvad Kennedy School, Center for International Development. His research focuses on the economics of regional transformation, worker skills, firm diversification and agglomeration economies. 

Michaell Szell is research fellow at Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Sciences, and visiting at Northeastern University, Center for Complex Network Research, at Central European University, Center for Network Science, and at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna. His research focuses on urban and online environments and media.

Roberta Sinatra is assistant professor at Center for Network Science and Math Department of the

Central European University. Her current research includes “Data-driven predictions in the science of science” and “Quantifying the evolution of individual scientific impact” published in Science.


We invite PhD students, and early career researchers from economics, sociology, geography, computational social science, and network science to present a paper and discuss future research.

Papers that address the following topics are particularly (but not exclusively) welcome:

  • Proximity and economic development
  • Diversification, regional development and transformation
  • Networks and labor market
  • Innovation and spreading
  • Economic networks
  • Human mobility and networks
  • Networks of international trade
  • Social networks and performance

The workshop is open to the public; however, due to place limitations, registration is required.

Abstract submission

The workshop language is English, participation is free of charge. An abstract of 400-600 words should be sent to László Lőrincz (lorincz.laszlo@krtk.mta.hu). Please, indicate in your submission if you are interested to present your work in a poster session as well.

Important dates

Abstract submission: April 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance: May 5, 2017

Registration: May 26, 2017

Workshop: June 08 – 09, 2017

Organizing Committee

László Lőrincz, Zsolt Csáfordi, Károly Miklós Kiss,

Economics of Networks Research Unit, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Further information

Please, visit the workshop website for information about the program, venue, participants, and organizers.


Professional queries should be addressed to László Lőrincz (lorincz.laszlo@krtk.mta.hu).

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