Bart Verspagen - Economics

 

I am an economist interested in innovation, development, and macroeconomics, inclduign econjomic growth. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Limburg (now called Maastricht University) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, from 1984 - 1988. After that, I obtained a PhD degree from the same university in 1992. During the five years after that, I held a scholarship from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). My current workplace is the Economics Department of Maastricht University, as well as the research institute UNU-Merit in Maastricht. At the university, I hold the chair of International Economics.

My research interests are fairly broad. The center area is the process of economic growth and development, and its relation to technological change. This also brings me into areas such as international trade theory, industrial dynamics, economic and technology history, and, of course, applied econometrics, statistics and mathematical modeling. With regard to the latter, I have mainly been applying evolutionary theory to economics. This includes simulation modeling of international economies. Right now, I am doing work in three main areas. First, I am doing applied work on innovation processes in firms, mostly using data from the Community Innovation Survey (CIS). This is done jointly with many co-authors, for example Tommy H. Clausen. Second, my modeling work is now aimed at an evolutionary agent-based model of business cycles. This is done jointly with Önder Nomaler and Alessandro Nuvolari. The third topic is the role of institutions and governance in long-run growth. This is done with, among others, Adam Szirmai.

My full cv is available, as well as my full publication list.

Downloadable recent work
The best place to find online access to my work is through my RePec profile, where you will find links to most working paper and published papers in journals that are available online. In addition to this, you can download my PhD thesis of 1992, in pdf format.

Downloadable published work
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Clausen, T., Pohjola, M., Sapprasert, K. & B. Verspagen, 2012, 'Innovation strategies as a source of persistent innovation', Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 21, pp. 553-585, Link at publisher/DOI

 

Bhupatiraju, S. Nomaler, Ö, Triulzi, G. & B. Verspagen, 2012, 'Knowledge flows - Analyzing the core literature of innovation, entrepreneurship and science and technology studies', Research Policy, vol. 41, pp. 1205-1218, Link at publisher/DOI

Bodas Freitas, I.M., Clausen, T.H., Fontana, R. and B. Verspagen, 2011, 'Formal and informal external linkages and firms’ innovative strategies. A cross-country comparison', Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol. 21, pp. 91-119, Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J., Srholec, M. and B. Verspagen, 2010, 'The Role of Innovation in Development', Review of Economics and Institutions, vol. 1, No. 2,
Article 2, Link at publisher

Crespi, G.A., Geuna, A., Nomaler, Ö and B. Verspagen, 2010, 'University IPRs and knowledge transfer: is university ownership more efficient?', Economics of Innovation and New Technology, vol. 19, pp. 627-648, Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2010, 'The spatial hierarchy of technological change and economic development in Europe', Annals of Regional Science, vol. 45, pp. 109-131, Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J., Mowery, D.C. and B. Verspagen, 2009, 'The evolution of Norway's national innovation system', Science and Public Policy, vol. 36, pp. 431-444, Link at publisher/DOI

Nuvolari, A. and B. Verspagen, 2009, 'Technical choice, innovation, and British steam engineering, 1800–50', Economic History Review, vol. 62, pp. 685-710, Link at publisher/DOI

Los, B. and B. Verspagen, 2009, 'Localized innovation, localized diffusion and the environment: an analysis of reductions of CO2 emissions by passenger cars', Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol. 19, pp. 507-526, Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2009, 'The use of modeling tools for policy in evolutionary environments', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 76, pp. 453-461, Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen, 2009, 'Innovation studies—The emerging structure of a new scientific field', Research Policy, vol. 38, pp. 218-233, Link at publisher/DOI

Fontana, R., Nuvolari, A. & B. Verspagen, 2009, Mapping technological trajectories as patent citation networks. An application to data communication standards, Economics of Innovation and new Technology, vol. 18, pp. 311 – 336. Link at publisher/DOI

Nomaler, O & B. Verspagen, 2008, Knowledge Flows, Patent Citations and the Impact of Science on Technology, Economic Systems Research, vol. 20, pp. 339 – 366. Link at publisher/DOI

P. Criscuolo and B. Verspagen, 2008, 'Does it matter where patent citations come from? Inventor vs. examiner citations in European patent, Research Policy, vol. 37, pp. 1892-1908. Link at publisher/DOI

Gambardella, A., Harhoff, D. and B. Verspagen, 2008, 'The value of European patents', European Management Review, vol. 5, pp. 69-84. Link at publisher/DOI

Taanman, M., Groot, A. de, Kemp, R. and B. Verspagen, 2008, 'Diffusion paths for micro cogeneration using hydrogen in the Netherlands', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 16, issue 1, supplement 1, pp. S142-132. Link at publisher/DOI

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 2007, 'Self-organization of R&D search in complex technology spaces', Journal of Economic Integration and Coordination, vol. 2, pp. 195-210. Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J., and B. Verspagen, 2007, 'Innovation, Growth and Economic Development: Have the Conditions for Catch-Up changed?', International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, vol. 1, pp. 13 - 33. Link at publisher/DOI

Paola Giuria, Myriam Mariani, Stefano Brusoni, Gustavo Crespic, Dominique Francoz, Alfonso Gambardella, Walter Garcia-Fontes, Aldo Geuna, Raul Gonzales, Dietmar Harhoff, Karin Hoisl, Christian Le Bas, Alessandra Luzzi, Laura Magazzini, Lionel Nesta, Önder Nomaler, Neus Palomeras, Pari Patel, Marzia Romanelli and Bart Verspagen (2007), Inventors and invention processes in Europe: Results from the PatVal-EU survey, Research Policy, vol. 36, pp. 1107-1127. Link at publisher/DOI

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, The size distribution of innovations revisited: an application of extreme value statistics to citation and value measures of patent significance, Journal of Econometrics, vol. 139, pp. 318-339. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2007, Mapping Technological Trajectories as Patent Citation Networks: a Study on the History of Fuel Cell Research, Advances in Complex Systems, vol. 10, pp. 93-115. Link at publisher/DOI

Ptasinkski, K., M.N. Koymans & B. Verspagen, 2007, 'Performance of the Dutch Energy Sector Based on Energy, Exergy and Extended Exergy Accounting', Energy Journal, vol. 31, pp. 3135-3144. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2006, 'University Research, Intellectual Property Rights and European Innovation Systems', Journal of Economic Surveys, vol. 20, pp. 607-632. Link at publisher/DOI

Los, B. and B. Verspagen, 2006, 'The evolution of productivity gaps and specialization patterns', Metroeconomica, vol. 57, pp. 464-493. Link at publisher/DOI

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 2005, ‘A Percolation Model of Innovation in Complex Technology Spaces’, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol. 29, pp. 225-244. Link at publisher/DOI

Criscuolo, P., Narula, R. and B. Verspagen, 2005, ‘The role of home and host country innovation systems in R&D internationalisation: a patent citation analysis’, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, vol. 14, pp. 417-433. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B. and W. Schoenmakers, 2004, ‘The Spatial Dimension of Patenting by Multinational Firms in Europe’, Journal of Economic Geography, vol 4, pp. 23-42. Link at publisher/DOI

Duysters, G and B. Verspagen, 2004, ‘The Small Worlds of Strategic Technology Alliances’, Technovation, vol. 24, pp. 563-571. Link at publisher/DOI

B. Verspagen and C. Werker, 2004, ‘Keith Pavitt and the Invisible College of the Economics of Technology and Innovation’, Research Policy, vol. 33, pp. 1419‑1431. Link at publisher/DOI

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 2003, ‘Breaking the Waves: a Poisson Regression Approach to Schumpeterian Clustering of Basic Innovations’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, vol. 27, pp. 671-693. Link at publisher/DOI

Cappelen, A., Castellacci, F., Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen, 2003, ‘The Impact of EU Regional Support on Growth and Convergence in the European Union’, Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 41, pp. 641-644. Link at publisher/DOI

Bekkers, R., Verspagen, B. & J. Smits, 2002, ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Standardization: The Case of GSM’, Telecommunications Policy, vol. 26, pp. 171-188. Link at publisher/DOI

Bekkers, R., Duysters, G and B. Verspagen, 2002, ‘Intellectual Property Rights, Strategic Technology Agreements and Market Structure. The case of GSM, Research Policy, vol. 31, pp. 1141-1161. Link at publisher/DOI

Marsili, O. and B. Verspagen, 2002, ‘Technology and the dynamics of industrial structures: an empirical mapping of Dutch manufacturing’, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 11, pp. 791-815. Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen, 2002, ‘Technology‑gaps, Innovation‑diffusion and Transformation: an Evolutionary Interpretation’, Research Policy, vol. 31, pp. 1291‑1304. Link at publisher/DOI

Maurseth, P.-B. and B. Verspagen, 2002, ‘Knowledge Spillovers in Europe. A Patent Citations Analysis’, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol. 104, pp. 531-545. Link at publisher/DOI

Caniëls, M.C.J. and B. Verspagen, 2001, ‘Barriers to knowledge spillovers and regional convergence in an evolutionary model’, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 11, pp. 307-329. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2001, ‘Evolutionary Macroeconomics: A Synthesis Between neo-Schumpeterian and post-Keynesian lines of thought’, Electronic Journal of Evolutionary Modeling and Economic Dynamics, do*****ent no. 1007, http://www.e‑jemed.org/1007/index.php

B. Los and B. Verspagen, 2000, ‘R&D Spillovers and Productivity: Evidence from U.S. Manufacturing Microdata’, Empirical Economics, vol. 25, pp. 127-148. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2000, ‘The role of large multinationals in the Dutch technology infrastructure. A Patent citation analysis’, Scientometrics, vol. 47, pp. 427-448. Link at publisher/DOI

Dalum, B., Laursen, K. and B. Verspagen, 1999, ‘Does Specialization Matter for Growth?’, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 8, pp. 267-288. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B. and I. De Loo, 1999, ‘Technology Spillovers between Sectors and over Time’, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 60, pp. 215-235. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1999, ‘Large firms and knowledge flows in the Dutch R&D system. A case study of Philips Electronics’, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 211-233. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1997, ‘Estimating International Technology Spillovers Using Technology Flow Matrices’, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 133, 226-248. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B. and K. Wakelin, 1997, ‘Trade and Technology from a Schumpeterian perspective’, International review of applied economics, 11, no. 2, 181-194. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1997, ‘Measuring Intersectoral Technology Spillovers: Estimates from the European and US Patent Office Databases, Economic Systems Research, 9, pp. 47-65. Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J., B. Verspagen and M. Caniëls, 1997, ‘Technology, Growth and Unemployment across European Regions’, Regional Studies, 31, no. 5, 457-466. Link at publisher/DOI

G. Silverberg and B. Verspagen, 1995, ‘Long Term Cyclical Variations of Catching Up and Falling Behind. An Evolutionary Model’, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol 5, 209-227 (reprinted in Dopfer, K., 1996, The Global Dimension of Economic Evolution, Heidelberg: Physica Verlag, 29-48). Link at publisher/DOI

B. Amable, and B. Verspagen, 1995, ‘The Role of Technology in Market Share Dynamics’, Applied Economics, 27, 197-204. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1995, ‘Convergence in the Global Economy. A Broad Historical Viewpoint’, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol 6, 143-165. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1995, ‘R&D and Productivity. A Broad cross-section cross-country look’, The Journal of Productivity Analysis, vol 6, 117-135. Link at publisher/DOI

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 1994, ‘Collective Learning, Innovation and Growth in a Boundedly Rational, Evolutionary World’, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol 4, 207-226. Link at publisher/DOI

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 1994, ‘Learning, Innovation and Economic Growth. A Long Run Model of Industrial Dynamics’, Industrial and Corporate Change, 3, 199-224. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1992, ‘Endogenous Innovation in Neo-Classical Growth Models: A Survey’, Journal of Macroeconomics, vol. 14, no. 4 (Fall), pp 631-662. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1991, ‘A New Empirical Approach to Catching Up or Falling Behind’, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol 2, No. 2, pp. 359-380. Link at publisher/DOI

Kleinknecht, A. and B. Verspagen, 1990, ‘Dutch Foreign Trade and the Neo-technology Hypothesis’, De Economist, vol. 138, no. 1, pp. 73-77. Link at publisher/DOI

Kleinknecht, A. and B. Verspagen, 1990, ‘Demand and Innovation: Schmookler Re-examined’, Research Policy, vol 19, pp. 387-394. Link at publisher/DOI

Pfann, G.A. and B. Verspagen, 1989, ‘The Structure of Adjustment Costs for Labor in the Dutch Manufacturing Sector’, Economics Letters, vol. 29, pp. 365-371. Link at publisher/DOI

Kleinknecht, A. and B. Verspagen, 1989, ‘R&D and Market Structure: the Impact of Measurement and Aggregation Problems’, Small Business Economics, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 297-301. Link at publisher/DOI

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