Helge-Johannes Marahrens

Helge-Johannes Marahrens

Graduate Student

About Helge-Johannes Marahrens

I am a computational social scientist interested in globalization and city development. My dissertation examines whether globalization reproduces or upends existing urban hierarchies. Ultimately, my dissertation examines changes in inter-urban relations (world-city system) from 1993 to 2020 to understand if cities in the periphery can obtain central positions within the world economy. In the past few years, I earned a Master of Science in Applied Statistics and completed an internship at Facebook's Core Data Science group. As a Summer Affiliate of the Complex Networks and Systems program at IU, I worked on implementing regular equivalence algorithms for one and two-mode networks in Python. I also taught several Workshop in Methods series that introduce social scientists to Python.

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Dissertation Title: Global Networks and City Development, 1993-2020


Dissertation Committee: Arthur S. Alderson (chair), Michael Schultz, Andrew-Halpern Manners, Carl Nordlund