Dr. Luca Verginer


I am a Postdoc at che Chair of Systems Design at ETH Zürich and hold a Ph.D. in Economics and Data Science from IMT Lucca.

I am an empirical economist and network scientist studying through econometrics, numerical simulations, and network models issues related to intellectual property, supply chain resilience and high skill labour mobility, among (many) other subjects. I am passionate about data in all its forms (and sizes) and constantly looking for curious and ingenious ways to visualize, collect and extract value from it.

My work is driven by research questions that make use of state-of-the-art modelling techniques often involving large datasets, natural language processing, complex networks with a special focus on temporal networks.

Prior to joining Chair of Systems Design Team, I received a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Trento and a PhD in Economics and Data Science from IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca. I am also a core contributor to Pathpy, an open source temporal network analysis library developed in collaboration with the DAG group University of Zürich and the University of Wuppertal.

Luca's most recent publications

The Robotic Herd: Using Human-Bot Interactions to Explore Irrational Herding

SocArXiv - 2023

Luca Verginer, Giacomo Vaccario and Piero Ronzani

Spillover of Antisocial Behavior from Fringe Platforms: The Unintended Consequences of Community Banning

Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media - 2023

Giuseppe Russo, Luca Verginer, Manoel Horta Ribeiro and Giona Casiraghi

Adapting to Disruptions: Flexibility as a Pillar of Supply Chain Resilience

arXiv - 2023

Ambra Amico, Luca Verginer, Giona Casiraghi, Giacomo Vaccario and Frank Schweitzer

Understanding Online Migration Decisions Following the Banning of Radical Communities

Proceedings of the 15th ACM Web Science Conference 2023 - 2023

Giuseppe Russo, Manoel Horta Ribeiro, Giona Casiraghi and Luca Verginer

When standard network measures fail to rank journals: A theoretical and empirical analysis

Quantitative Science Studies - 2022

Giacomo Vaccario and Luca Verginer

The Role Of Network Embeddedness On The Selection Of Collaboration Partners: An Agent-Based Model With Empirical Validation

Advances in Complex Systems - 2022

Frank Schweitzer, Antonios Garas, Mario V. Tomasello, Giacomo Vaccario and Luca Verginer

The Impact of Acquisitions on Inventors' Turnover in the Biotechnology Industry

arXiv - 2022

Luca Verginer, Federica Parisi, Jeroen van Lidth de Jeude and Massimo Riccaboni

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scientific research in the life sciences

PLOS ONE - 2022

Massimo Riccaboni and Luca Verginer

Network embeddedness indicates the innovation potential of firms

arXiv - 2022

Giacomo Vaccario, Luca Verginer, Antonios Garas, Mario V. Tomasello and Frank Schweitzer

A network approach to expertise retrieval based on path similarity and credit allocation

Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination - 2021

Xiancheng Li, Luca Verginer, Massimo Riccaboni and P. Panzarasa

Reproducing scientists' mobility: a data-driven model

Scientific Reports - 2021

Giacomo Vaccario, Luca Verginer and Frank Schweitzer

Stem cell legislation and its impact on the geographic preferences of stem cell researchers

Eurasian Business Review - 2021

Luca Verginer and Massimo Riccaboni

Talent Goes to Global Cities: The World Network of Scientists’ Mobility

Research Policy - 2021

Luca Verginer and Massimo Riccaboni

Should the government reward cooperation? Insights from an agent-based model of wealth redistribution

Advances in Complex Systems - 2021

Frank Schweitzer, Luca Verginer and Giacomo Vaccario

Analysis and Visualisation of Time Series Data on Networks with Pathpy

Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference 2021 - 2021

Jürgen Hackl, Ingo Scholtes, Luka V Petrović, Vincenzo Perri, Luca Verginer and Christoph Gote

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