Barriers of Culture, Networks, and Language

Barriers of Culture, Networks, and Language in International Migration: A Review A new pubication is out in REGION with Zhiling Wang and Peter Nijkamp. A direct link can be found here: https://doi.org/10.18335/region.v5i1.203, with the following abstract: Abstract Along with the increasing pace of globalization, recent decades faced a dramatically increase in international migrant flows as well. Compared to the flows of trade, capital and knowledge, we observe that contemporaneous complex institutional differences, historical backgrounds, and individuals’ diverse socio-demographic characteristics make the migrant workers’ choice of destination arguably much more uncontrollable.

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New Economic Geography model with R

New economic geography model with R Introduction Why some regions have more economic activiy than others depend on a variety of factors, including regions’ endowments, good policy and just sheer luck (oftentimes called path dependency). In the 1990s Paul Krugman constructed a model, the Core-Periphery model, that was able to model all these three elements. This model received quite some positive criticism (including a Nobel price), but still is rather complex in wielding it.

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Migrating from Jekyll to Hugo

Introduction For quite some time I have been thinking about migrating my (very small) website to the Hugo platform. Mostly because I admire the information rich structure of Kieran Healy’s website and he converted already from Jekyll to Hugo a while ago. Because my website is indeed quite small, it does not suffer from Jekyll oftentimes being slow. However, I needed some additional features of my Jekyll site (e.g., converting bibtex to a reference list), which could not automatically be rendered by Github which is my choice of deployment.

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Recent publications

  • Zhiling Wang, Thomas de Graaff, Peter Nijkamp (2018) Barriers of Culture, Networks, and Language in International Migration. A Review. REGION, 5(1), 73-80. Abstract DOI Online
  • Wim bernasco, Thomas de Graaff, Jan Rouwendal, Wouter Steenbeek (2017) Social Interactions and Crime Revisited. An Investigation Using Individual Offender Rates. Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(4), 622-636. Abstract DOI Online
  • Otto Raspe, Martijn van den Berge, Thomas de Graaff (2017) Stedelijke regio's als motoren van economische groei. Wat kan beleid doen?. PLB (planbureau voor de Leefomgeving), Den Haag, 2901. Abstract Online
  • Zhiling Wang, Thomas de Graaff, Peter Nijkamp (2017) Look Who's Talking. On the Heterogeneous Returns to Foreign Language Use at Work among Natives and Migrants in Europe. GLO Discussion Paper, No. 104. Abstract Online  pdf

Recent and upcoming seminars

  • Regional drivers of growth. (30 May 2018) More info...
  • Regional Spatial Production frontiers. (25 May 2018) More info...
  • Regional Drivers of Growth. (31 August 2017) More info...
  • Look Who Is Talking (II). (15 June 2017) More info...