Recent -selected- Research

Het Verdwijnende Midden in Nederlandse Steden? Mogelijke Gevolgen van Fragmentatie voor de Werkgelegenheid (Hier met de correcte figuren), Preadviezen KVS, 2015, with Harry Garretsen, Gerard Marlet link

Local Consequences of Global Production Processes, Journal of Regional Science, 2014, Forthcoming, with C. van Marrewijk, M. Partridge link

Lumpy Countries, Urbanization, and Trade, Journal of International Economics, Vol. 89, pp. 252-261 with C. van Marrewijk, link

Reflections on Cluster policies, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2013, with C. van Marrewijk, link

Relaxing Hukou: Increased Labor mobility and China's economic Geography, Journal of Urban Economics, 2012, Vol.72, Pp. 252-266, with Maarten Bosker, Harry Garetsen, Marc Schramm. link

The Border Population Effects of EU Integration, Journal of Regional Science, 2012, Vol.52, pp.40-59, with Harry Garretsen, Charles van Marrewijk, Abdella Oumer link

References across the fence: measuring the dialogue between economists and geographers, Journal of Economic Geography, 2011, Vol.11, pp. Pp. 371-385, with H.Garretsen, C. van Marrewijk. link

Structural Change in OECD comparative Advantage, The Journal of International Trade& Economic Development, 2011, October, pp 1-22, with R.Inklaar, C. van Marrewijk. link

Adding Geography to the new economic geography; Bridging the gap between theory and empirics, Journal of Economic Geography, 2010, doi: 10.1093/jeg/lbq003, with M.Bosker, H.Garretsen, M.Schramm. link

Economic Geography within and between European nations: The role of market Potential and Density across space and Time, Journal of Regional Science, 2009, Vol. 49, pp.777-800. with H.Garretsen, C van Marrewijk. link

Trade and Geography: Paul Krugman and the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, Spatial Economic Analysis, 2009 vol. 4, issue 1. with H.Garretsen. link

Ports, Plagues, and Politics: Explaining Italian City Growth: 1300-1861, European Review of Economic History, 2009 Vol.12, pp. 97-131. with M.Bosker, H.Garretsen, Jong. link

It's a big World after all: on the economic impact of location and distance, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2008, Vol.1, pp.1-27. with C. van Marrewijk. link

A Century of Shocks: The Evolution of the German City Size Distribution: 1925-1999,Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2008, Vol. 38, pp. 330-347. with M.Bosker, H.Garretsen, M.Schramm. link

Looking for Multiple Equilibria when Geography Matters: German City Growth and the WWII shock, Journal of Urban Economics, 2007, Vol.61, pp152-169. with M.Bosker, H.Garretsen, M.Schramm. link

Putting New Economic Geography to the test:Freeness of trade and Agglomeration in EU Regions, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2006, Vol.36, pp.613-635. with H.Garretsen, M.Schramm. link

The Strategic Bombing of German Cities during World War II and its Impact on City Growth, Journal of Economic Geography, 2004, Vol.4, 201-218. with H.Garretsen, M.Schramm. link

The Spatial Distribution of Wages and Employment: Estimating the Helpman-Hanson model for Germany, Journal of Regional Science,2004, Vol. 44, pp.437-466 2004. with H.Garretsen, M.Schramm. link

Recent working papers

The Location of Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions in the USA, CESifo Working Paper,No. 5331, 2015, with Harry, Garretsen, Charles Van Marrewijk. link

A closer look at Revealed Comparative Advantage, CESifo Working Paper,No. 5321, 2015, with Charles Van Marrewijk. link

Spatial Concentration of Manufacturing Firms in China, CESifo Working Paper,No. 4872, 2014, with H.Garretsen, Z.Zhao. link

Smart Cities are Big Cities, CESifo Working Paper,No. 5028, 2014, with C. van Marrewijk, Shiwei Hu. link

Do trade Agreements stimulate Trade differently? Evidence from 296 Trade Agreements, CESifo Working Paper,No. 4243, 2013, with H.Garretsen, T.Kohl. link

Lumpy Countries, Urbanization and Trade, CESifo Working paper No. 3669, 2011, with C.van Marrewijk. link

The Positive Border Effect of EU Integration, CESifo Working paper No. 3335, 2011, with H.Garretsen, C.van Marrewijk, A. Oumer. link

Relaxing Hukou: Increased labor mobility and China's Economic Geography,CEPR discussion paper, No. 8106, 2010. with M.Bosker, H.Garretsen, M.Schramm. link

Structural Change in OECD Comparative Advantage, Cesifo Working paper, No. 3033, 2010. with R. Inklaar, C van Marrewijk. link

Market Liberalization in the Natural Gas Market, Cesifo Working paper, No. 2697, 2009 link

Unlocking the Value of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, Cesifo Working paper, 2294, 2008, link

Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions: On revealed comparative advantage and merger waves, Cesifo Working paper, 1602, link

Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural Lecture: On Globalization (in Dutch, may, 18, 2004, erratum: figuur 6-"ontwikkelde/ontwikkelingslanden" omwisselen)

Inaugural Lecture:New Economic Geography and Germany (in Dutch, 17,oktober 2003)