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Network dynamics, economic transition, and policy design—an introduction


  • Muhamed Kudic

    (University of Siegen)

  • Matthias Müller

    (University of Hohenheim)

  • Tobias Buchmann

    (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg)

  • Andreas Pyka

    (University of Hohenheim)

  • Jutta Günther

    (University of Bremen)


Network dynamics, economic transformation, and policy design are closely related phenomena that influence the performance of economic systems in a variety of ways. In this introductory paper, we set the stage for a series of excellent contributions addressing some still largely unexplored questions in this research field. At the core of our introduction, we provide a contextual structuration and classification of the contributions to this special issue. Finally, we address some contemporary issues that deserve some attention since they open up highly interesting opportunities for future research.

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  • Muhamed Kudic & Matthias Müller & Tobias Buchmann & Andreas Pyka & Jutta Günther, 2021. "Network dynamics, economic transition, and policy design—an introduction," Review of Evolutionary Political Economy, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 1-8, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:revepe:v:2:y:2021:i:1:d:10.1007_s43253-021-00038-3
    DOI: 10.1007/s43253-021-00038-3

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    Network; Transition; Policy;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation


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