I am a regional economist employed at the department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My research encompasses a wide range of regional economics (and even regional science in general) research. But, my main interests focus on the following topics:

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Spatial interaction

Dealing with all sorts of interaction in space, such as migration, commuting and trade, with an emphasis on the regional level.

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Heterogeneity

Heterogeneity

Focusing on the heterogeneity of regions, firms and individuals. Under what conditions do we need which policies (if at all)?

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Reproducability

Reproducability

Advocating the use of reproducability in regional science and teaching. Which processes and policies in regional science are we sure of?

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