Nico Voigtländer, Assistant Professor of Economics, joined the Global Economics and Management Group at UCLA Anderson in 2008. His main areas of research are long-run economic growth and the skill bias of technical change. Recent projects focus on the transition from stagnation to growth, and why this structural break occurred first in Europe. Another line of his research investigates multiplier effects that arise from linkages across economic sectors.

Prior to joining the Anderson School Professor Voigtländer obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. For the last year of his Ph.D. he was invited to University California, Berkeley as a visiting researcher. He also holds Master of Science degrees in Environmental Engineering and in Technology and Policy from MIT, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Technology in Berlin, Germany.

Professor Voigtländer has taught Microeconomics, Economic Growth, and Development Economics at the graduate and undergraduate level. In addition to his academic experience, Professor Voigtländer worked as an associate for McKinsey & Co. and as a consultant for the German Stock Exchange.

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Input Diffusion and the Evolution of Production Network

Paper Working paper | | Apr 2015

The adoption and diffusion of inputs in the production network is at the heart of technological progress. What determines which inputs are initially considered and eventually adopted by innovators? We examine the evolution of input linkages from a network perspective, starting from a stylized model of network formation.