Critical nodes in economic connectivity: A multi-method application to facilitate structural transitions

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Objectives

Develop a suite of applicable methods including input-output and social network analysis that are appropriate to

  1. identify critical notes and
  2. analyse determinants of change in structural and functional connectivity;
  3. Apply selected methods to environment al research problems of post- carbon energy transitions, the water-energy-food nexus, or floodplains as social-ecological systems; Input-output data will be provided by EXIOBASE 3 and WIOD
    1. Derive methodological contributions that help to describe and analyse input-output data in connectivity studies
    2. and thereby inform the Datathon and contribute to the Advanced Course 5.

Expected Results

  1. Application of methods suitable to the analysis of critical nodes;
  2. Identification of critical nodes and determinants for transitions in the empirical applications;
  3. A contribution to method development that helps to identify determinants of transition at critical nodes.

Secondments

Host Months Aim

IIASA (Brian Fath), MODUL University (Christian Kerschner)

14-15 + 16

Training on methods of social and ecological network analysis, and input-output analysis.

European University Cyprus (Vicky Papadopoulou)

19-20

Training on graph theory and Game Theory to develop an economic network analysis approach.

Environmental Agency (George Gerring)

24

To analyse the water-energy-food nexus as an empirical case.

University of Life Sciences Vienna (Thomas Hein)

27

To analyse industrialized riverine landscapes (IRL) as social-ecological systems

Other Positions in Critical Nodes and Resources

ESR 1

Durham University (United Kingdom)

Spatial and temporal roles of critical nodes in ecogeomorphic systems

ESR 12

MODUL University (Austria)

Flows of critical (energy) resources

ESR 9

Masaryk University (Czech Republic)

Critical nodes in economic connectivity: A multi-method application to facilitate structural transitions