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Thomas de Graaff is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Spatial Economics at the Free University Amsterdam. He holds a Master's degree in business econometrics from the Free University in Amsterdam in 1997 and a Ph.D. in economics from the Department of Spatial Economics at the Free University Amsterdam. His Ph.D. thesis dealt with ethnic cluster forming and endogenous dynamics in international migration patterns. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 2001, he continued working at the department of Spatial Economics as a researcher and subsequently as an assistant professor. Spatial location patterns of households and firms, spatial econometrics, and migration theory are among his main research interests.
Research activitiesSpatial econometrics, migration theory, regional labour and housing markets, neighborhood effects
- Product heterogeneity, intangible barriers and distance decay: the effect of multiple dimensions of distance on trade across different product categories, (2015), Spatial Economic Analysis, 10, pp. 137-147 (with Maureen B. Lankhuizen en Henri L. F. de Groot)
- A European Cross-Country Comparison of the Impact of Homeownership and Transaction Costs on Job Tenure (2013), Regional studies, 47, pp. 1443-1461 (with Michiel van Leuvensteijn)
- Regional Population-Employment Dynamics Across Different Sectors of the Economy (2012), Journal of Regional Science, 47, pp. 1443-1461 (With Frank g. van Oort and Raymond Florax)
- Substitution between Working at Home and Out-of-Home: The Role of ICT and Commuting Costs (2007), Transportation Research A, 41, pp. 142–160 (with Piet Rietveld)
- A Spatial Economic Perspective on Language Acquisition: Segregation, Networking and Assimilation of Immigrants (2005), Environment and Planning A, 37, pp. 1877–1897 (With Raymond J.G.M. Florax and Brigitte Waldorf)