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Collaboration in financial economics, visualized

Good connections are key in academia, research shows. Image: REUTERS/Catherine Benson

Michael E. Rose

PhD Candidate in Economics, University of Cape Town

Co-Pierre Georg

Senior Lecturer, African Institute for Financial Markets and Risk Management, University of Cape Town


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A visualisation of the largest connected component of the network of intellectual collaboration in financial economics using publications from 2009 to 20011. Red links connect researchers when they have co-authored a paper, blue links indicate that one acknowledged the other, and purple links indicate the both happened. The darker the node the more important the researcher is in terms of eigenvector centrality. Image: Rose and Georg

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