Urban and Regional Economics

Daniel Speldenkamp, Joris Knoben & Frank van Oort (2023), “More ways to Rome. The agglomeration and firm productivity relationship through a configurational lens”. Chapter in: Sofia Wixe, Martin Andersson & Charlie Karlsson (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Spatial Diversity and Business Economics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Marcus Rösch, Michiel Gerritse, Bas Karreman, Frank van Oort & Bart Loog (2022), “Do firms or workers drive the foreign acquisition wage premium?”. Working paper version: Tinbergen Institute discussion paper TI 22-014/V. [download]

Mathieu Steijn, Hans Koster & Frank van Oort (2022), “The dynamics of industry agglomeration: evidence from 44 years of co-agglomeration patterns. Journal of Urban Economics 130 [open access]

Mark Thissen, Frank van Oort, Philip McCann, Raquel Ortega-Argilles & Trond Husby (2020), “The implications of Brexit for UK and EU regional competitiveness”. Economic Geography 96: 397-421 [open access].  Supplemental material [download]. Working paper version: Tinbergen Institute discussion paper TI 2019-061/VIII. [download]

Spyridon Stavropoulos, Frank van Oort & Martijn Burger (2020), “Heterogeneous relatedness and firm productivity”. The Annals of Regional Science 65: 403-437. [open access]

Nicola Cortinovis Riccardo Crescenzi & Frank van Oort (2020), “Multinational enterprises, industrial relatedness and employment in European regions”. Journal of Economic Geography 20(5): 1165-1205 [open access]. Working paper version: Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography 18.02. [download]

Philip McCann & Frank van Oort (2019), “Theories of agglomeration and regional economic growth: a historical review”. Chapter 1 in: Roberta Capello & Peter Nijkamp (eds.), Handbook of Regional Growth and Development Theories. Second edition. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar: 6-23. [open access]

Nicola Cortinovis & Frank van Oort (2019), “Between spilling over and boiling down: network mediated spillovers, local knowledge base and productivity in European regions”.  Journal of Economic Geography 19(6): 1233-1260. [open access] Working paper version:  Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper TI 2017-118/VI. [download]

Frank van Oort (2018), “Policy in Urban and Regional Economics”. Inaugural address, Erasmus University Rotterdam. [download]

Martijn Burger, Spyridon Stavropoulos, Shyaam Ramkumar, Joke Dufourmont & Frank van Oort (2018), “The heterogeneous skill-base of circular economy employment”. Research Policy 48(1): 248-261. [link]

Wen Chen, Bart Los, Philip McCann, Raquel Ortega-Arguiles, Mark Thissen & Frank van Oort (2018), “The continental divide? Economic exposure to Brexit on both sides of the Channel”. Papers in Regional Science 97(1): 25-54. [open access] Winner of the Martin Beckmann Award 2019.

Hans Koster, Fangfang Cheng, Michiel Gerritse & Frank van Oort (2018) “Place-based policies, firm productivity and displacement effects: evidence from Shenzhen, China”. Journal of Regional Science 59(2): 187-213. [open access] Working paper version: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 16-021/VIII. [download]

Bas Karreman, Martijn Burger & Frank van Oort (2017), “Location choices of multinationals in Europe: the role of overseas communities”. Economic Geography 93(2): 131-161. [open access] Working paper version:  Tinbergen  Institute Discussion paper # 16-078. [download]

Nicola Cortinovis, Jing Xiao, Ron Boschma & Frank van Oort (2017), “Quality of government and social capital as drivers of regional diversification in Europe”. Journal of Economic Geography 17(6): 1179-1208. [link] Working paper version: Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography #16.10. [download]

Joris Knoben, Andac Arikan, Frank van Oort & Otto Raspe (2016), “Agglomeration and firm performance: one firm’s medicine is another firm’s poison”. Environment & Planning A 48: 132-153 [link]

Frank van Oort (2015), “Unity in variety? Agglomeration economics beyond the specialization-diversity controversy”. In: Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson & Therese Norman (eds.), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar: 259-271. Working paper version: Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) #13.13. [download]

Frank van Oort, Stefan de Geus & Teodora Dogaru (2015), “Related variety and regional economic growth in a cross-section of European regions”. European Planning Studies 23: 1110-1127. [link] Working paper version: Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) #13.12. [download] Translated in Italian in: C. Agnoletti, R. Camagni, S. Iommi & P. Lattarulo, eds. (2015), Competitivita  urbana e policentrismo in Europa. Bologna, il Mulino: 63-89. Reprinted in: Roberto Camagni & Roberta Capello, eds. (2016), Second-rank cities in Europe. Structural dynamics and growth potential. London: Routledge: 70-87.

Wouter Jacobs, Hans Koster & Frank van Oort (2014), “Co-agglomeration of knowledge-intensive business services and multinational enterprises“. Journal of Economic Geography 14: 443-475. [link] Working paper version: Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) #12.25. [download]

Frank van Oort, Martijn Burger, Joris Knoben & Otto Raspe (2012), “Multilevel approaches and the firm-agglomeration ambiguity in economic growth studies“. Journal of Economic Surveys 26: 468-491. [link] Working paper version: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper TI 2012-014/3. [download] Reprinted in: Philip McCann & Les Oxley (eds.) (2013), Innovation, entrepreneurship, geography and growth. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 105-130.

Thomas de Graaff, Frank van Oort & Raymond Florax (2012), “Modeling regional population-employment dynamics across different sectors of the economy“. Journal of Regional Science 52: 60-84. [link] Working paper version: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper TI 2011-129/3. [download]

Michael Storper, Charles van Marrewijk & Frank van Oort (2012), “Processes of change in urban systems“. Journal of Regional Science 52: 1-9. [link]

Martijn Burger, Frank van Oort & Otto Raspe (2011), “Agglomeration and new establishment survival: a mixed hierarchical and cross-classified model”. In: Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp & Roger Stough (eds), Drivers of entrepreneurship, innovations and regional dynamics. Berlin, Springer: 45-64. Working paper version: ERIM Research Report 2010-018. [download]

Joris Knoben, Roderik Ponds & Frank van Oort (2011), “Employment from new firm formation in the Netherlands: agglomeration economies and the knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship”. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 23: 135-157. [link]

Otto Raspe & Frank van Oort (2011), “Firm heterogeneity, productivity and spatially bounded externalities”. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 45: 38-47. [link]

Martijn Burger, Frank van Oort & Bert van der Knaap (2010), “A treatise on the geographical scale of agglomeration externalities and the modifiable areal unit problem”. Scienze Regionali: Italian Journal of Regional Science 9: 19-40. Working paper version: ERIM Research Report 2008-076. [download]

Martijn Burger, Frank van Oort & Koen Frenken (2009), “Networks and economic agglomeration”. Special issue of Journal of Economic and Social Geography (TESG) 100: 139-145. [link]

Philip McCann & Frank van Oort (2009), “Theories of agglomeration and regional economic growth: a historical review”. In: Roberta Capello & Peter Nijkamp (eds.), Handbook of regional growth and development theories. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar: 19-32.

Frank van Oort & Philip McCann (2009), “Economic growth in cities and urban networks”. In: Gudrun Kochendorfer-Lucius & Boris Pleskovic (eds.), Spatial disparities and development policy. Washington, Worldbank & inWent: 91-108.

Frank van Oort & Erik Stam (2009), “Agglomeration economies and firm growth: testing for spatial externalities”. In: Charlie Karlsson, Borje Johnasson & Roger Stough (eds.), Innovation, agglomeration and regional competition. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 346-374.

Koen Frenken, Frank van Oort & Thijs Verburg (2007), “Related variety, unrelated variety and regional economic growth”. Regional Studies 41: 685-697.  [link]. Working paper version: Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) #05-02. [download] Reprinted in: Philip McCann (2013), New Developments in Spatial Economics and Economic Geography. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 112-124.

Koen Frenken, Frank van Oort & Thijs Verburg (2006), “Variety and regional growth: theory, measurement and outcomes”. In: Aura Reggiani & Peter Nijkamp (eds.), Spatial Evolution and Modelling. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar: 203-239.

Frank van Oort (2007), “Spatial and sectoral composition effects of agglomeration economies in the Netherlands”. Papers in Regional Science 86: 5-30. [link]

Daan van Soest, Shelby Gerking & Frank van Oort (2006), “Spatial impacts of agglomeration externalities”. Journal of Regional Science 46: 881-899.  [link]

Jan Lambooy & Frank van Oort (2005), “Agglomerations in equilibrium?” In:  Steven Brakman & Harry Garretsen (eds.), Location and competition. London, Routledge: 79-108.

Frank van Oort, Daan van Soest & Shelby Gerking (2005), “Dynamic information externalities and employment growth in the Netherlands”. In: Ron Boschma & Robert Kloosterman (eds.), Learning from clusters. A critical assessment from an economic-geographical perspective. Berlin, Springer: 303-332.

Frank van Oort (2004), Urban growth and innovation. Spatially bounded externalities in the Netherlands. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Frank van Oort & Oedzge Atzema (2004), “On the conceptualization of agglomeration economies: the case of new firm formation in the Dutch ICT sector”. The Annals of Regional Science 38: 1-28. [link]

Frank van Oort (2002), “Innovation and agglomeration economies in the Netherlands”. Journal of Economic and Social Geography (TESG) 93: 344-360. [link]