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Welcome to the personal website of Frank van Oort. I am Professor of Urban and Regional Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. My research interests include:

  • Agglomeration Economies
  • Urban Economics
  • Economic Geography
  • Geography of Knowledge Production
  • Economic Networks
  • Knowledge Economy
  • Urban Networks
  • Urban Geography
  • Spatial Planning

Please feel free to explore this website and to contact me if you have questions or concerns.

Recent Posts

Multinational enterprises, industrial relatedness and employment in European regions

Nicola Cortinovis, Riccardo Crescenzi & Frank van Oort (2020), Journal of Economic Geography [open access] This article investigates the link between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and employment in their host regions by cross-fertilising the literature on MNE externalities with the emerging body of research on industrial relatedness. The link between employment and MNE presence in the … Continue reading Multinational enterprises, industrial relatedness and employment in European regions

Door leenstelsel kiezen havisten vaker studie met hoger verwacht salaris

Bas Karreman, Zhiling Wang & Frank van Oort (2020), Economisch Statistische Berichten. [download] De invoering van het sociale leenstelsel heeft voor veel studenten financiële consequenties. Zo bouwen ze een studieschuld op die terugbetaald moet worden, ongeacht welke studie men kiest. Maken studenten nu onder de druk van het leenstelsel ook andere studiekeuzes met een hoger verwacht … Continue reading Door leenstelsel kiezen havisten vaker studie met hoger verwacht salaris

Exposure to Brexit in regions on both sides of the Channel

Wen Chen, Bart Los, Philip McCann, Raquel Ortega-Argiles , Mark Thissen, Frank van Oort 19 December 2017 Also published on: https://voxeu.org/article/exposure-brexit-regions-both-sides-channel Analyses of the impact of various types of Brexit at the national level hide a lot of regional economic heterogeneity. This column deploys a new interregional dataset to quantify the shares of regional labour income … Continue reading Exposure to Brexit in regions on both sides of the Channel

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