This subproject of the interdisciplinary project "An infrastructure for the analysis of social networks" deals with the economic analysis of social links in online networks. It considers networks for entertaining social relations as well as interactive online markets (e.g. including evaluation and recommendation systems) and wikis. The goal of the project is to study knowledge acquistion in exemplary contexts and to draw a comparison with complementary analyses from psychology. Moreover, the project develops in cooperation with computer scientists a technical infrastructure that allows to explore large data sets in a flexible way and to make them accessible to social science analysis.
Through this project the ZEW is associated with the Leibniz-ScienceCampus Tübingen.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Kummer, Michael, Marianne Saam, Iassen Halatchliyski and George Giorgidze (2016), Centrality and Content Creation in Networks - The Case of Economic Topics on German Wikipedia, Information Economics and Policy Volume 36, Issue C, 36-52. Download
Monographs, Contributions to Edited Volumes
Giorgidze, George , Torsten Grust, Iassen Halatchliyski and Michael Kummer (2013), Analysing the entire Wikipedia history with Database Supported Haskell, in: Kostis Sagonas Proceedings Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LLL:citation.label.volume Vol. 7752, Springer, Rome, Italy,. Download
Discussion and Working Papers
Giorgidze, George, Torsten Grust, Iassen Halatchliyski and Michael Kummer (2013), Analysing the entire Wikipedia history with Database Supported Haskell, Tübingen. Download
Kummer, Michael, Marianne Saam, Iassen Halatchliyski and George Giorgidze (2012), Centrality and Content Creation in Networks – The Case of German Wikipedia, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 12-053, Mannheim. Download
Leibniz Gemeinschaft, Bonn, DE
01.01.2010 - 31.12.2012
Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen, DE
Wilhelm-Schickard-Institut für Informatik, Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, DE
Prof. Dr. Martin Peitz, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, DE