Agglomeration and social networks

Leader: Lengyel Balázs

Description of research area

ANET Lab is an interdisciplinary research group of the Economic and Regional Science Research Center. The Laboratory was established with the support of the prestigious Momentum Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Our passion is to understand how social and communication networks facilitate the economic and technological development of cities and regions. In our research, we combine the approaches of economics, geography, network science and computer social science.

News, events

Event dateEvent nameLink
2023Balázs Lengyel taught at the Oxford Summer School on Economic Networks.https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/events/summer-schools/economic-networks
2022-2023An animation summarizing several of the group’s studies was presented at the Álmok Álmodói exhibition.https://millenaris.hu/almokalmodoi/
2022Gergő Tóth won the Junior Prima Primissima award.https://www.mfb.hu/kozlemenyek/tiz-fiatal-tudost-dijazott-a-magyar-fejlesztesi-bank-magyar-tudomany-kategoriaban-1-n1360
2022With the cooperation of Brigitta Németh and László Lőrincz, and under the leadership of Balázs Lengyel, the research report The Situation of Young People on the Academic Path was completed.https://mta.hu/fka/elkeszult-a-fiatalok-az-akademiai-palyan-2021-cimu-felmeres-kutatasi-jelentese-112472
2021-2022The study by Gergő Tóth, Johannes Wachs and Balázs Lengyel was among the most read social science studies in the journal Nature Communications in 2021.https://www.nature.com/collections/ccjddcabab
2019Zoltán Elekes won the Outstanding Young Regionalist award of the Hungarian Regional Science Society.http://www.mrtt.hu/kivaloregionalista.html

Projects

FunderProject titleStart dateClosing dateResearch managerProject code
NKFIHStructure and resilience of regional supplier networks2022.12.012025.11.30Elekes ZoltánFK143064
NKFIHSkills, matching and competition in large-scale labor markets: exploring the mechanisms behind the urban skill premium2022.09.012025.08.31Czaller LászlóFK142941
NKFIHMobility, social and economic relations, and inequality in cities during the pandemic2021.09.012025.08.31Lengyel BalázsK138970
NKFIHSpatial spread of innovation2018.12.012021.05.29Lengyel BalázsKH130502
NKFIHThe effect of social and collaborative networks on performance2018.09.012022.08.31Lengyel BalázsK129207
MTA/ELKHAgglomeration and social networks – Momentum2017.09.012022.08.31Lengyel BalázsLP2017-6/2017

Featured publications

Juhász, S, Lengyel, B. (2017) Creation and persistence of ties in cluster knowledge networks. Journal of Economic Geography. DOI: 10.1093/jeg/lbx039

Tóth Gergő, Johannes Wachs, Riccardo D Clemente, Jakobi Ákos, Ságvári Bence, Kertész János, Lengyel Balázs: Inequality is rising where social network segregation interacts with urban topology

Elekes Zoltán, Ron Boschma, Lengyel Balázs: Foreign-owned firms as agents of structural change in regions

Tóth Gergő, Elekes Zoltán, Adam Whittle, Changjun Lee, Dieter Kogler: Technology network structure conditions the economic resilience of regions

Lőrincz László, Koltai Júlia, Győr Anna Fruzsina, Takács Károly: Collapse of an online social network: burning social capital to create it?

Ilyés Virág, Boza István, Lőrincz László, Rikard Eriksson: How to enter high-opportunity places? The role of social contacs for residential mobility

Johannes Wachs: Digital traces of brain drain: developers during the Russian invasion in Ukraine

Czaller László, Hermann Zoltán: Return to skills and labour market size

Partners

Partner namePartner typeNature of relationshipPeriodLink
Umea Universityuniversitybasic research2014-https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-geography/
University College Dublinuniversitybasic research2017-https://www.ucd.ie/sdl/

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