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Bart Verspagen - Curriculum Vitae

Born on 28 May 1966 in Weert, the Netherlands.

Professional Address:

 

UNU-MERIT
Keizer Karelplein 19
NL-6211 TC Maastricht
Netherlands
tel (+31) (0)43 38884410, email b.verspagen'at'merit.unu.edu (substitute 'at' in this address by @)

www: http://www.verspagen.nl

Research interests:

The economics of technological change and innovation, economic growth and development, macroeconomics, evolutionary approaches to economics, international trade, structural change, technology spillovers, science and technology indicators, history of technological change and economic history.

Education:

- Economics from 1984 until 1988 at the University of Limburg (now Maastricht University) in Maastricht, The Netherlands, graduated cum laude.

- PhD in 1992: PhD from the Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT), Faculty of Economics, University of Limburg (now Maastricht University). Title of dissertation: Uneven Growth Between Interdependent Economies. An Evolutionary View on Technology Gaps, Trade and Growth (published by Avebury).

Academic Positions:
- 1993 - 1998: Research-fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW), research conducted at MERIT. Topic: evolutionary growth models.
- 1998 - 2000: Research Professor of ‘Economics and Technology’ at MERIT, Maastricht University (0.4 fte) and Research Professor of ‘Economics and Technology’ at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Technology Management (0.6 fte).
- 1998 - 2008: Full Professor of ‘Economics and Technology’ at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Technology Management.
- 2001 - 2011: Visiting Professor (‘Professor-II’) at the University of Oslo, Centre for Technology and Culture (TIK).
- 2008 - present: Full Professor of International Economics, Maastricht University.
- 2012 - present: Dean, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.
- 2012 - present: Director, UNU-MERIT.


Academic Awards:
- ‘Gunnar Myrdal Prize’ for PhD dissertation, 1993, awarded by the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy.
- SNS-Bank Limburg Prize for the best PhD dissertation at the University of Limburg, 1993 (awarded by a local Maastricht Bank)
- Best paper award in Technological Forecasting and Social Change 1999 (with Ivo De Loo).
- 23rd most cited Dutch economist during 1999 and 2000, according to the Dutch journal Economisch Statistische Berichten
- 15th most cited Dutch economist during 2001, according to the Dutch journal Economisch Statistische Berichten
- ranked 13th in 2002 in a performance listing based on publications and citations of Dutch Professors teaching in Management programmes, done by the Dutch journal Management & Organisatie
- 26th most cited Dutch economist over 1998 - 2002, according to the Dutch journal Economisch Statistische Berichten.
- Ranked No. 1 Economist in Norway, RePec listing, February 2007.

Refereeing:
American Economic Review, Annals of Regional Science, Australian Economic Papers, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Cambridge University Press (books), Central European Journal of Operations Research, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Economic Geography, Edward Elgar Publishing (books), Empirical Economics, European Economic Review, Harvester Wheatsheaf (books), Industrial and Corporate Change, Information Economics & Policy, International Regional Science Review, International Review of Applied Economics, Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft (Review of Regional Research), Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Metroeconomica, Recherches Economiques de Louvain, Oxford University Press (books), Papers in regional Science, Regional Studies, Research Policy, Review of Income and Wealth, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Tijdschrift voor Politieke Ekonomie, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, World Patent Information.

International experience:
- Visiting fellowship at the Norwegian Institute for Foreign Affairs (NUPI, Oslo, 1991).
- Visiting fellowship International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria, 1994).
- Visiting lecturer at the University of Aalborg (Denmark, 1995).
- Visiting fellowship at New York University (1996).
- Visiting lecturer at Johannes Keppler University, Linz (Austria, 1998).
- Visiting professor at the University of Oslo (Norway, 2001 - present).
- Visiting professor at Bocconi University, Milan, (Italy, 2005).
- Co-ordinator Quantitative methods at Cicalics PhD Academy, Beijing, China, September 2005.
- Visiting fellowship at the Norwegian Centre for Advanced Studies, Oslo, Norway, 2007/2008.

Teaching experience:
- Invited lectures in the undergraduate teaching programme at the Faculty of Economics, Maastricht University, 1988-1996 (on average one lecture per year).
- Member of the ‘planning group’ of the module on ‘The Economics of Technological Change’, Faculty of Economics, University of Maastricht, 1988-1996 (undergraduate).
- Lectures in the MERIT MA Programme on ‘Economics of Technological Change and Innovation Management’, 1989 - 1993.
- Lectures in the MERIT/UNU Intech Ph.D. programme, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001 (courses run every two years).
- Teaching in a one week module on ‘Growth, Technology and Trade’ in the ETIC-programme, jointly organized by MERIT, University of Aalborg and BETA, Strasbourg, 1995 - 2000 (post-graduate).
- Guest lectures at the University of Aalborg, Department of Business Studies, undergraduate programme, 1995.
- Undergraduate course on new growth theory, Johannes Keppler University, Linz (Austria), Spring term, 1998.
- Course on ‘Economics of Technological Change’, University of Maastricht, 1999 and 2000 (co-ordination of the course and two tutorgroups per year).
- Teaching at various Summer Schools: 1994: on ‘Historical Economics’ at the European University Institute, Firenze, Italy; 1995 & 1996: on ‘Structural Change and Economic Dynamics’ at Selwyn College, Cambridge, UK, 2000: one week intensive module (20 hours of lectures) on ‘Economics of Technological Change’ at the Oslo Summerschool on Comparative Social Sciences, 2000, University of Oslo; 2003, 2005 ESSID Summerschool, Cargese, Corsica, France.
- A 1-day module in the ESST MA programme, University of Oslo, Faculty of Social Sciences, 1999 and 2000 (graduate).
- Lectures in the ECIS course “Innovation, Innovation Management and Innovation Policy”, TU Eindhoven, 2000/2001, 2002/2003 (PhD programme).
- Course “Introduction to economics”, Technology and Society programme Eindhoven University of Technology, 2001 and onwards.
- Course “Research project”, Technology and Society programme Eindhoven University of Technology, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2004/2005 (joint).
- Course “Innovation and Economic Growth”, Technology and Society programme Eindhoven University of Technology, 2004/2005/2006 (joint) and 2007 (alone).
- Course “Economics of Technological Change and Innovation”, Bocconi University, Milan, IT, March 2005 (joint).

Other activities, including research management:
- Managing Editor of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics (published by Elsevier, 1995 - 2009), Associate Editor of the Review on Income and Wealth (1996-2002), Associate Editor of Regional Studies (1998 and onwards)
- Member of the Advisory Committee on Science and Technology Indicators, Statistics Netherlands.
- Coordinator of the research project ‘Technology, Economic Integration and Social Cohesion’, sponsored by the TSER-programme (4th framework programme) of the European Commission (project including 14 institutes from eight European Countries), 1996-1999.
- Evaluator of various proposals to the EU 5th and 6th Framework Programmes, Brussels, 1999-2004.
- Director of the MERIT part of the MERIT/UNU Intech Ph.D. programme, 1997-1998.
- Member of the Board of the Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS), 1998 - present.
- Member of the Board of the Department of Technology and Policy, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2001 - 2002, acting chairman for half a year during 2001.
- Member of the programme committee ‘Society and Electronic Highways’ at the Dutch research council NWO, 2002 - present
- Member of the selection committee for the postdoc programme VIDI at the Dutch research councile NWO, 2002 and 2003.
- Member of the programme committee ‘Networks of Networks’ at the Dutch research council NWO, 2002 - present.
- Scientific Director Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies, 2003 - 2006
- Participation as expert in a discussion panel with the Dutch Prime Minister on Innovation Policy, 2003
- Participation as expert in a Hearing on Innovation Policy in the Dutch Parliament, Committee on Economic Affairs, 29 January 2004.

Ph.D.students with completed theses:
- Bart Los (degree from University of Twente, 1999, acted as second supervisor with Bert Steenge as first supervisor)
- Marjolein Caniëls (degree from Maastricht University, 1999, acted as first supervisor with Luc Soete as second supervisor)
- Machiel van Dijk (degree from Maastricht University, 2000, acted as second supervisor with Ed Steinmueller as first supervisor)
- Alessandro Nuvolari (degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, 2004, acted as first supervisor with Nick Von Tunzelmann and Geert Verbong as second supervisors)
- Paola Criscuolo (degree from Maastricht University, 2004, acted as first supervisor with Rajneesh Narula as second supervisor)
- Bas Straathof (degree from Maastricht University, 2005, acted as first supervisor with Adriaan van Zon as second supervisor)
- Önder Nomaler (degree from Maastricht University, 2006, acted as first supervisor)
- Mamata Parhi (degree from Maastricht University, 2006, acted as first supervisor, with Sunil Mani as second supervisor)
- Mei Ho (degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, 2007, acted as first supervisor, with Bert Sadowski as second supervisor)
- Tommy Clausen (degree from the University of Oslo), 2007, joint supervision with Jan Fagerberg
- Hanna Wolff (degree from Eindhoven University of Technology), 2009, joint supervision with Gijs Mom
- Arianna Martinelli (degree from Eindhoven University of Technology), 2010, acted as first supervisor, Alessandro Nuvolari and Bert Sadowski as second supervisors
- Abdul Waheed (degree from UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University), 2012
- Biniam Bedasso (degree from UNU-MERIT/MGSoG, Maastricht University), 2013, jointly with Kaj Thomsson & Johannes Fedderke
- Kristine Farla (degree from UNU-MERIT/MGSoG, Maastricht University), 2013, jointly with Denis de Crombrugghe

 

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