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Thomas de Graaff

Assistant professor in spatial economics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Biography

I am a spatial and urban economist employed at the department of Spatial Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My fields of professional interests include international migration, teleworking, (spatial) econometrics, transport economics, and most aspects of regional economics in general.

Most recent research focusses on the impact and the use of (un)observed heterogeneity, and I am rather interested in all sorts of non-parametric econometrics and statistics as well. Basically, this site aims to give access to my research, code snippets and workshops and to give additional information about some of my work, thoughts and other musings.

Interests

  • Network interactions
  • Bayesian multilevel models
  • Reproducibility

Education

  • PhD in Economics, 2002

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • BSc in Econometrics, 1997

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Recent Posts

Does new information technology change commuting behavior?

Our paper Does new information technology change commuting behavior written together with Sergejs Gubins and Jos van Ommeren is …

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

Our paper Valuation of Ethnic Diversity: Heterogeneous Effects in an Integrated Labor and Housing Market written together with Jessie …

Barriers of Culture, Networks, and Language

A new pubication is out in REGION with Zhiling Wang and Peter Nijkamp titled Barriers of Culture, Networks, and Language. A direct link …

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 …

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