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.
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
If you are looking for downloadable papers (full versions), here are some quick links/DOIs (you need access to publishers' sites through your own institution; if you don't have this access, you will not be able to click your way to the pdf's). Please note that this is NOT my full publications list, it only lists the items that are available online in full format, for a full publications list, see the above links.
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.