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Michael König

Research Fellow

University
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Research field
Spatial Economics
Interests
Applied-microeconomics, Innovation, Networks, Policy Evaluation

Biography

Michael D. König is associate professor at the Department of Spatial Economics at VU Amsterdam. He is also a research fellow at 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.

List of publications

König, MichaelD., Liu, X. and Zenou, Y. (2019). R&D Networks: Theory, Empirics and Policy Implications: Theory, Empirics, and Policy Implications Review of Economics and Statistics, 101(3):476--491.

Konig, M., Zilibotti, F., Thoenig, M. and Rohner, D. (2017). Networks in Conflict: Theory and Evidence from the Great War of Africa Econometrica, 85(4):1093--1132.

Konig, M., Battiston, S., Schweitzer, F. and Napoletano, M. (2011). The Efficiency and Stability of R&D Networks Games and Economic Behavior, 75(2):694--713.

Konig, M., Battiston, S., Schweitzer, F. and Napoletano, M. (2011). Recombinant Knowledge and the Evolution of Innovation Networks Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 79(3):145--164.