Michael König

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Publications

"R&D Networks: Theory, Empirics and Policy Implications." Michael D. König, Xiaodong Liu and Yves Zenou. forthcoming in the Review of Economics and Statistics, 2018 (VOX). Online Appendix (PDF, 1013 KB). Data and Programs.

"Networks in Conflict: Theory and Evidence from the Great War of Africa." Michael D. König, Dominic Rohner, Mathias Thoenig and Fabrizio Zilibotti,  Econometrica, 85(4):1093-1132, 2017 (VoxDev, SNF) Online Appendix (PDF, 476 KB). Data and Programs.

"Innovation vs. Imitation and the Evolution of Productivity Distributions." Michael D. König, Jan Lorenz and Fabrizio Zilibotti, Theoretical Economics, 11:1053-1102, 2016 (VOX). This article is a major extension of: "Limited Absorptive Capacities and the Emergence of Convergence Clubs" (PDF, 668 KB). Master Thesis defended on June 10, 2010 under the supervision of Fabrizio Zilibotti.

"The Formation of Networks with Local Spillovers and Limited Observability." Michael D. König. Theoretical Economics, 11:813-863, 2016.

"Nestedness in Networks: A Theoretical Model and Some Applications." Michael D. König, Claudio J. Tessone and Yves Zenou. Theoretical Economics, 9:695-752, 2014.
"Recombinant Knowledge and the Evolution of Innovation Networks." Michael D. König, Stefano Battiston, Mauro Napoletano and Frank Schweitzer. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 79(3):145–164, 2011.
"The Efficiency and Stability of R&D Networks." Michael D. König, Stefano Battiston, Mauro Napoletano and Frank Schweitzer. Games and Economic Behavior, 75(2):694–713, 2011.
"Network Evolution Based on Centrality." Michael D. König and Claudio J. Tessone. Physical Review E, E 84, 056108, 2011.
"Schumpeters Vermächtnis: Natürliche Konzentration in F&E–Netzwerken." Michael D. König. Ökonomenstimme, 2011.
"From Assortative to Dissortative Networks: The Role of Capacity Constraints." Michael D. König, Claudio J. Tessone and Yves Zenou. Advances in Complex Systems, Vol. 13, No. 4, pages 483–499, 2010.
"On Algebraic Graph Theory and the Dynamics of Innovation Networks." Michael D. König, Stefano Battiston, Mauro Napoletano and Frank Schweitzer. Networks and Heterogeneous Media, Vol. 3, Num. 2, 2008.
"Modelling Evolving Innovation Networks". Michael D. König, Stefano Battiston and Frank Schweitzer. In Innovation Networks - New Approaches in Modelling and Analyzing, Springer, 2008.
"From Graph Theory to Models of Economic Networks. A Tutorial." Michael D. König and Stefano Battiston. In Networks, Topology and Dynamics, Theory and Applications to Economics and Social Systems, Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, Vol. 613, Springer, 2008.

Working Papers

"Network Formation with Local Complements and Global Substitutes: The Case of R&D Networks." Chih-Sheng Hsieh, Michael D. König and Xiaodong Liu. University of Zurich, Working Paper No. 109, 2012. Slides (PDF, 1679 KB).

"Endogenous Technology Cycles in Dynamic R&D Networks." Michael D. König and Tim Rogers. University of Zurich, Working Paper No. 178, 2012. Slides (PDF, 4063 KB).

"Superstar Economists: Coauthorship networks and research output." Michael D. König, Xiaodong Liu and Christian Zimmermann. University of Zurich, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 203, 2015. Slides (PDF, 918 KB).

"Dynamic R&D Networks with Process and Product Innovations." Michael D. König. University of Zurich, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 223, 2016.

"Diffusion of Behavior in Dynamic Networks." Michael D. König. University of Zurich, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 222, 2016.

"Aggregate Fluctuations in Adaptive Production Networks." Andrei Levchenko, Tim Rogers, Michael D. König and Fabrizio Zilibotti. University of Zurich, Department of Economics Working Paper No. 240, 2016. Slides (PDF, 6945 KB).
"From imitation to innovation: Where is all that Chinese R&D going?" Michael D. König, Kjetil Storesletten, Michael Song and Fabrizio Zilibotti, Working Paper, 2018.

 

Courses

An Introduction to Social and Economic Networks, University of Zurich, Department of Economics, 2017. Syllabus (PDF, 53 KB).
 

  1. Introduction (PDF, 53593 KB)

  2. Characterization of Networks (PDF, 12878 KB)

  3. Network Algorithms and Software (PDF, 11388 KB)

  4. Random Networks (PDF, 12559 KB)

  5. Growing Networks (PDF, 14660 KB)

  6. Stochastic Processes on Networks (PDF, 11323 KB)

  7. Strategic Network Formation (PDF, 11559 KB)

  8. Games on Networks (PDF, 11758 KB)

  9. Coevolution of Networks and Behavior (PDF, 13699 KB)

10. Policy Implications (PDF, 4675 KB)

 

Network Theory and Applications to Economics and Finance, Joint UNamur-UCL Winter School and Workshop, Universite Catholique de Louvain CORE, Voie du Roman Pays, 34, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, December 1-2, 2014.

Workshop

Evolving Networks and Collective Behavior: Analysis, Algorithms and Applications, Yau Mathematical Sciences Center, Tsinghua University, 9-13 January 2017, Sanya, China.