Valuation of Ethnic Diversity: Heterogeneous Effects in an Integrated Labor and Housing Market

Valuation of Ethnic Diversity: Heterogeneous Effects in an Integrated Labor and Housing Market accepted in Journal of Economic Geography Our paper Valuation of Ethnic Diversity: Heterogeneous Effects in an Integrated Labor and Housing Market written together with Jessie Bakens is accepted in the Journal of Economic Geopraphy. Jessie and I worked quite hard on this and I am glad that we got the results. The abstract reads as follows:

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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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Recent publications

  • Jessie Bakens, Thomas de Graaff (2018) Valuation of Ethnic Diversity. Heterogeneous Effects in an Integrated Labor and Housing Market. Journal of Economic Geography. Abstract
  • 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

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...