ANET Lab is an interdisciplinary research group at ELKH Centre for Economic and Regional Studies. We are sponsored by the prestigious Lendület Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

We are passionate about understanding how social and communication networks facilitate economic and technological development in cities and regions and combine approaches of economics, geography, network science and computational social science to explore this fascinating area of inquiry.

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Dorottya Hoór defended her PhD thesis in Sociology

Congratulations to Dorottya Hoór, who has recently defended her thesis and has been awarded with a PhD in Sociology from University of Manchester.

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ANET Lab Seminar Series online: István Kovács

István Kovács (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University) will present work on "How can we learn from noisy, incomplete or even biased network data?" 4 December, 2020, Friday, 15.00-17.00 (CET), as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series online.

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ANET Lab Seminar Series online: David Schoch

David Schoch (School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester) will present work on "Rethinking one-mode projections" 27 November, 2020, Friday, 10.00-12.00, as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series online.

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ANET Lab Seminar Series online: Luca Verginer

Luca Verginer (ETH Zurich) will present work on "Talent goes to global cities: The world network of scientists’ mobility" 20 November, 2020, Friday, 10.00-12.00, as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series online.

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László Czaller defended his PhD thesis in Human Geography

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ANET Lab online seminar: János Török

János Török (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) presents work on "Variability hypothesis in the Hungarian society: data and model" 13 November, 2020, Friday, 10.00-12.00, as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series online.

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NETI Lab research fellows at the 2nd Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies workshop

ANET sister lab researchers showcased ongoing work on commuting and network structure of online friends, on the geography and the complex diffusion of innovations, on the structure of skills in co-worker networks, and on the composition and dynamics of problem-solving teams.

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ANET Lab online seminar: Adam Pah

Adam Pah (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) will present work on "Building a more open justice system", as part of an online edition of the ANET Lab Seminar Series.

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Eszter Bokányi gave a talk on “Analyzing social phenomena through the lens of big data and simulations” at TU Delft CriticalMaas webinar

Talk featured recent paper with Anikó Hannák on "Understanding inequalities in ride-hailing services through simulations", out in Scientific Reports. Congratulations! See paper on "Understanding inequalities in ride-hailing services through simulations".

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Sándor Juhász defended his PhD thesis in Economics

Congratulations to Sándor Juhász (already holding a PhD in Economic Geography from Utrecht University), who has recently defended his thesis on "Foreign-owned firms, agglomeration externalities and knowledge flow" and has been awarded with a PhD in Economics from University of Szeged.

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Eszter Bokányi will present work on “Patterns of social connections in urban space” at NetSci2020

Eszter Bokányi (NETI Lab and ANET Lab) will present work with Sándor Juhász (NETI Lab and ANET Lab), Márton Karsai (CEU DNDS) and Balázs Lengyel (ANET Lab and NETI Lab) on "Patterns of social connections in urban space" online, as part of the Network Science Society Conference 2020 (Rome/online).

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Balázs Lengyel will present work on “The role of geography in the complex diffusion of innovations” at NetSci2020

Balázs Lengyel (ANET Lab and NETI Lab) will present work with Eszter Bokányi (NETI Lab and ANET Lab), Riccardo Di Clemente (UCL), János Kertész (CEU DNDS) and Marta González (Berkeley) on "The role of geography in the complex diffusion of innovations" as part of the Network Science Society Conference 2020 (Rome/online). Paper out in Scientific Reports.

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ANET Lab welcomes new visiting member, Rebeka O. Szabó

Rebeka O. Szabó (NETI Lab @ Corvinus University) presented work on "Composition and dynamics of problem-solving teams in escape rooms", as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series.

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Eszter Bokányi will present work on “Patterns of social connections in urban space” at MECO45 conference

Eszter Bokányi (NETI Lab and ANET Lab) will present work with Sándor Juhász (NETI Lab and ANET Lab), Márton Karsai (CEU DNDS) and Balázs Lengyel (ANET Lab and NETI Lab) on "Patterns of social connections in urban space" online, as part of the 45th Conference of the Middle European Cooperation in Statistical Physics (Kolozsvár/Zoom).

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ANET Lab welcomes newest member, Dorottya Hoór

Dorottya Hoór (ANET Lab) will present work on "Home, Sweet Home? A mixed-method personal network study of the lived experiences of high-skilled Hungarian returning migrants", as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series. Location: MTA HTK, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4, T3.24 Meeting Room.

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ANET Lab hosts Júlia Perczel

Júlia Perczel (CEU DNDS) presented work on "Relational Geography in a Global Art World", as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series. Location: MTA HTK, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4, T3.24 Meeting Room.

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ANET Lab online seminar: Tiago Peixoto

Tiago Peixoto (CEU DNDS & ISI Foundation) presented work on "Network reconstruction from indirect observations", as part of an online edition of the ANET Lab Seminar Series.

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ANET Lab is hiring

ANET Lab looks for full-time postdoctoral researcher. See details here.

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Course developed by ANET Lab researchers on Network and Spatial Analysis is under way

ANET Lab researchers teach Network and Spatial Analysis this semester in the Applied Economics BA program of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. The focus of the course is on how network science helps answering important questions in economic geography. Lecture and seminar materials are available on GitHub.

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ANET Lab hosts Anne ter Wal

Anne ter Wal (Imperial College Business School) presented work on "Bridging the Gap: Boundary Spanners’ Selective Network Mobilization across the Industry-Academia Divide", as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series. Location: MTA HTK, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4, T3.24 Meeting Room.

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ANET Lab hosts Bálint Diószegi

Bálint Diószegi (Imperial College Business School) presented work on "Deliberate versus spontaneous networking behaviors and information search: An interactive experiment with sociometric badges", as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series. Location: MTA HTK, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4, T3.24 Meeting Room.

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ANET Lab hosts Balázs Sziklai

Balázs Sziklai (Corvinus University of Budapest and CERS) will present work on "Influencers - experts of social relations", as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series. Location: MTA HTK, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4, T3.24 Meeting Room.

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ANET Lab hosts Attila Varga

Attila Varga (University of Arizona) will present work on "Shorter distances between papers over time are due to more cross-field references and increased citation rate to higher-impact papers", as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series. Location: MTA HTK, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4, T3.24 Meeting Room.

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Sándor Juhász defended his thesis

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ANET Lab hosts Gergely Palla

Gergely Palla (ELTE TTK, Department of Biological Physics) will present work on "Emergence of a hierarchical network between players in an on-line game", as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series. Location: MTA HTK, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4, T3.24 Meeting Room.

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ANET Lab hosts Milán Janosov

Milán Janosov (CEU) will present work on "Network and data science tools in quantifying success", as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series. Location: MTA HTK, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4, T3.24 Meeting Room.

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ANET Lab hosts Márton Karsai

Márton Karsai (CEU) will present work on "Socioeconomic correlations and their consequences in social networks and human dynamics", as part of the ANET Lab Seminar Series. Location: MTA HTK, Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4, T3.24 Meeting Room.

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Eszter Bokányi has defended her thesis

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Zoltán Elekes is the recipient of this year’s Excellent Young Regional Scientist Award of the Hungarian section of ERSA

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Special Session on “Networks, Development and Disparities in Regions” at 7th CERS, Oct 9-11 2019, Sopron

New preprint available on arXiv.

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ANET Lab hosts Riccardo Di Clemente

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Zoltán Elekes defended his theses

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Open Post-Doc Position: Spatial Diffusion of Innovation

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4th EAEPE Research Area X Networks Workshop in Budapest, Nov 15-16

Andrássy University will host the EAEPE workshop on “New ways of innovation policy design and its evaluation – insights from complex adaptive systems and beyond”. Keynote speakers are Michael Fritsch and Dominique Foray.

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ANET Workshop on Networks, Innovation and Economic Geography

Keynote: Pierre-Alexandre Balland - Utrecht University

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Social Closure and the Evolution of Cooperation via Indirect Reciprocity

ANET Talk by Károly Takács

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Brokering the Core with Periphery and Individual Success in the Hungarian Film Industry

Our presentation in the RECENS Seminar Series

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Co-publication of USA and European cities is more influential than scientific collaboration of Asian cities

New preprint available on arXiv.

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Repeated inventor collaboration drives innovation systems of EU regions into isolation

New preprint available on arXiv.

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New Research Fund received from National Research, Development, and Innovation Office

Performance Outcomes of Social and Collaboration Networks. In collaboration with Umea University, University College Dublin and Utrecht University.

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Our posters at MIT Media Lab workshop on “Innovation, Economic Complexity and Economic Geography”

Sándor Juhász, Zoltán Elekes and Gergő Tóth has exhibited 3 posters of our recent work in the "Innovation, Economic Complexity and Economic Geography" workshop in Cambridge MA in August 2018.

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Fragmentation of social networks induces income inequalities further

We presented our finding at Geography of Innovation in Barcelona, Complenet in Boston and IDEA in Sophia-Antipolis.

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Best paper award from ERSA Winter Seminar

Gergő Tóth has received the best paper award at the Winter Seminar of the Slovak Section of European Regional Science Association.

Projects

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Innovative Collaboration

Collaboration in technological innovation is mostly local due to spatial constraints but working with distant partners usually pays off. We study the spatial dynamics of scientific and innovation-related collaboration to inform policy about opportunities and threats of innovative projects.
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Spatial Diffusion of Innovation

New products, services and technologies typically stem from an original location and diffuse to other places in case they are successful. We study how innovation spreads across space and through social networks.
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Regional Development

Most of professional communication happens at workplaces where social interactions are turned into economic value. We investigate how social relations are formed at workplaces and how co-worker networks induce economic development of cities and regions.
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Creative Performance

Network position is believed to influence individual outcomes. We look at collaboration networks in technological innovation and in creative industries in cities and analyze how networks help the success of individuals and firms.

Team

Head | ANET
Senior Research Fellow | Centre for Economic and Regional Studies
Research Fellow | NeTI Lab
Assistant Research Fellow | ANET Lab
Assistant Lecturer | ELTE University
Research Fellow | ANET Lab
Researcher | CERUM
Project Assistant | ANET Lab
Senior Research Fellow | ANET Lab
Junior Research Fellow | ANET Lab
PhD candidate | University College Dublin
Media Artist | ANET Lab
Junior Research Fellow | ANET Lab
Senior Research Fellow | ANET Lab
Senior Research Fellow | NETI Lab
Research Assistant | ANET Lab
Research Assistant | ANET Lab
Junior Research Fellow | ANET Lab

External & Visiting

Research Fellow | NETI Lab
External Researcher | ANET Lab
PhD student | University of Greenwich
External Researcher | ANET Lab
Research Fellow | NETI Lab
External Researcher | ANET Lab
External Researcher | ANET Lab
Research Fellow | NeTI Lab
External Researcher | ANET Lab
PhD candidate | CEU DNDS
PhD student | University of Economics in Bratislava
Visiting Researcher | ANET Lab

Past Team

Senior Research Fellow | ANET Lab
Visiting Researcher | ANET Lab
Visiting Researcher | ANET Lab
Visiting Researcher | ANET Lab
Visiting Researcher | ANET Lab
Senior Research Fellow | ANET Lab

Contact

Agglomeration and Social Networks MTA Lendület Research Group