- Henry Goecke / Christopher Thiele / Nils Tschampel ·
- IW-Trends No. 2 ·
- 3 August 2018
Social Media: The Twitter Network of Top German Economists
The importance of social media is increasing rapidly, and with it their relevance as a potential communication channel for economists. On the one hand, taking the example of the microblogging service Twitter, it is possible to analyse how top German economists use social media to inform society on political and economic issues, debates and opinions. On the other hand, the network of links between the economists themselves is also of interest, as it creates a space for scientific exchange and discourse.