University Education and Academic Degrees

2011: PhD in Regional Economics and Economic Geography, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Cum Laude)

2006: Research MSc in Sociology and Social Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University (Cum Laude)

2005: MSc in Economics and Business, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Cum Laude)

2003: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social Sciences, University College, Utrecht University (With Honors)

 

Areas of Research Interest

1. Economic geography, urban and regional economics, economics of networks, economics of agglomerations

2. International trade, foreign direct investment, international business studies, international economics

3. Spatial econometrics, network analysis, gravity modeling, applied statistics, experimental research

4. Economic and social history, world history, Dutch Golden Age

5. Medical sociology, health studies, spatial epidemiology

 

Current Research Projects

1. Spatial Structure and Urban Networks

2. Greenfield Investments, Regional Policy and Regional Development

3. International Networks of FDI, Trade and Knowledge

4. Arts and Urban Development

5. Variation in Happiness across Regions, Cities, and Neighborhoods

6. Regional Variation in Hysterectomy in the Netherlands

 

Publications and Work in Preparation

Some documents can be downloaded. If not, please request by e-mail.

 

Doctoral Thesis

Martijn J. Burger (2011) Structure and Cooptition in Urban Networks. Rotterdam: ERIM and Haveka Publishers.

PhD was defended Cum Laude on September 22, 2011 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam

Promotors: Bert van der Knaap and Harry Commandeur

Other members doctoral committee: Philip McCann, Peter Nijkamp, Frank van Oort, Geert Teisman, and Frank Witlox.

 

Summary (in Dutch) has been published in Economisch Statistische Berichten. 4619, 594.

 

Articles in Refereed International Journal

1. Martijn J. Burger, Evert J. Meijers and Frank G. van Oort (in press, 2013), ‘Multiple perspectives on functional coherence: heterogeneity and multiplexity in the Randstad’. Accepted and forthcoming in Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie - Journal of Economic and Social Geography. DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12061.

2. Martijn J. Burger, Evert J. Meijers & Frank G. van Oort (in press, 2013), ‘Retail amenities and regional spatial structure in the Netherlands’, Regional Studies. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2013.783693

3. Martijn J. Burger, Bert van der Knaap & Ronald S. Wall (in press, 2013), ‘Polycentricity and the multiplexity of urban networks’. European Planning Studies. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2013.771619

4. Martijn J. Burger, Bert van der Knaap & Ronald S. Wall (2013), ‘Revealed competition for greenfield investments in Europe’, Journal of Economic Geography, 13(4), 619-648. Working Paper: GaWC Research Bulletin 400 and Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 2012-014/3.

5. Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger, Joris Knoben & Otto Raspe (2012), ‘Multilevel approaches and the firm-agglomeration ambiguity in economic growth’, Journal of Economic Surveys, 26(3), 468-491. Working paper: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 2012-014/3.

6. Martijn J. Burger & Evert J. Meijers (2012), ‘Form follows function? Linking morphological and functional polycentricity’, Urban Studies, 49(5), 1127-1149. Working Paper: GaWC Research Bulletin 344.

7. Mirjam Hanstede, Martijn J. Burger, Anne Timmermans & Matthé P.M. Burger (2012), ‘Regional and temporal variation in hysterectomy rates and surgical routes for benign diseases in the Netherlands’, Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 91(2), 220-225.

8. Ronald S. Wall, Martijn J. Burger & Bert van der Knaap (2011), ‘The geography of global corporate networks: the poor, the rich and the happy few’, Environment and Planning A, 43(4), 904-927. Working paper: GaWC Research Bulletin 348.

9. Martijn J. Burger, Bastiaan de Goei, Lambert van der Laan & Fieke J.M. Huisman (2011), ‘Heterogeneous development of metropolitan spatial structure: evidence from commuting patterns in English and Welsh city-regions’, Cities, 28(2), 160-170. Working Paper: GaWC Research Bulletin 367.

10. Bastiaan de Goei, Martijn J. Burger, Frank G. van Oort & Michael Kitson (2010), ‘Functional polycentrism and urban network development in the Greater South East UK: Evidence from commuting patterns, 1981-2001’, Regional Studies, 44(9), 1149-1170. Working paper: ERIM Research Report 2009-039-ORG and GaWC Research Bulletin 268.

11. Evert J. Meijers & Martijn J. Burger (2010), ‘Spatial structure and productivity in US metropolitan areas’, Environment and Planning A, 42(6), 1383-1402. Working paper: ERIM Research Report 2009-057-ORG and GaWC Research Bulletin 330.

12. Martijn J. Burger & Bas Karreman (2010), ‘Featured graph: Worldwide differences in executive pay, culture, well-being and economic growth’, Environment and Planning A, 42(2), 255-256.

13. Martijn J. Burger, Frank G. van Oort & Bert van der Knaap (2010), ‘A treatise of the geographical scale of agglomeration externalities and the MAUP’, Scienze Regionali - Italian Journal of Regional Science, 9(1), 19-40. Working paper: ERIM Research Report 2008-076-ORG

14. Matthias Brienen, Martijn J. Burger & Frank G. van Oort (2010), ‘The geography of Chinese and Indian greenfield investments in Europe’, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 51(2), 254-273.

15. Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger & Otto Raspe (2010), ‘On the economic foundations of the urban network paradigm. Spatial integration, functional integration and urban complementarities within the Dutch Randstad’, Urban Studies, 47(4), 725-748. Working paper: ERIM Research Report 2009-040-ORG and GaWC Research Bulletin 243.

16. Martijn J. Burger, Frank G. van Oort & Gert-Jan M. Linders (2009), ‘On the specification of the gravity model of trade: zeros, excess zeros and zero-inflated estimation’, Spatial Economic Analysis, 4(2), 167-190. Working paper: ERIM Research Report 2009-003-ORG

17. Martijn J. Burger, Frank G. van Oort, Koen Frenken & Bert van der Knaap (2009), ‘Networks and economic agglomerations’, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie - Journal of Economic and Social Geography, 100(2), 139-144.

18. Martijn J. Burger & Vincent Buskens (2009), ‘Social context and network formation: an experimental study’, Social Networks, 31(1), 63-75. Working paper: ISCORE paper 234.

19. Bastiaan de Goei, Martijn J. Burger, Frank G. van Oort & Michael Kitson (2008), ‘Testing the super-region’, Town and Country Planning, 77(11), 458-464. Working paper: GaWC Research Bulletin 296.

20. Gert-Jan M. Linders, Martijn J. Burger & Frank G. van Oort (2008), ‘A rather empty world: the many faces of distance and the persistent resistance to international trade’, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 1(3), 439-458.

 

International Books and Contributions to Edited Volumes

1. Martijn J. Burger, Frank G. van Oort, Ronald S. Wall & Mark J.P.M. Thissen (2013), ‘Analysing competitive advantage of cities in the Dutch Randstad by urban market overlap’. In Johan Klaesson, Börje Johansson, and Charlie Karlsson (eds), Metropolitan Regions: Knowledge Infrastructures of the Global Economy, Berlin: Springer, pp. 375-392.

2. Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger, Joris Knoben & Otto Raspe (2013), ‘Multilevel approaches and the firm-agglomeration ambiguity in economic growth’. In: Philip McCann and Les Oxloy (eds) Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Growth, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 105-130 [reprint].

3. Martijn J. Burger, Frank G. van Oort & Otto Raspe (2011), ‘Agglomeration and new establishment survival: a mixed hierarchical and cross-classified model’. In: Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp and Roger Stough (eds), Drivers of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Dynamics, Berlin: Springer. Working paper: ERIM Research Report 2010-018-ORG.

4. Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger & Otto Raspe (2008), ‘Inter-firm relations and economic clustering in the Dutch Randstad region’, in Uwe Blien & Gunther Maier (eds), The Economics of Regional Clusters: Networks, Technology and Policy, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, Chapter 9, pp. 145-165.

 

Book Reviews

1. Martijn J. Burger & Frank van Oort (2014), Book Essay on “Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Peter J. Taylor and Frank Witlox (2012) (eds) International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities” and “Zachary Neal (2012), The Connected City: How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis”, Journal of Regional Science.

2. Martijn J. Burger & Bas Karreman (2010), Book Review on “Peter Buckley (2010), China, Foreign Direct Investment and the World Economy”, Regional Studies, 44(9), 1302-1304.

3. Martijn J. Burger & Frank van Oort, Book Review on “Peter van Bergeijk & Steven Brakman (2010), The Gravity Model in International Trade: Advances and Applications”, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 4599, 766 (in Dutch).

 

Articles in Refereed Dutch Journals

1. Mark Thissen, Martijn Burger & Frank van Oort (2010), Huizenprijzen, luchtbellen en stedelijke groei, Tijdschrift voor Politieke Ekonomie - Digitaal, 4(2), 73-92.

2. Frank van Oort, Martijn Burger, Mark Thissen & Evert-Jan Visser (2009), De ontwikkeling van economische specialisaties en complementariteit in de Randstad in de periode 1963-2004, Holland Historisch Tijdschrift, 41(3), 240-252.

3. Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger & Gert-Jan M. Linders (2008), ‘De vele gezichten van afstand in internationale handelsrelaties‘, Tijdschrift voor Politieke Ekonomie - Digitaal, 2(4), 106-124.

4. Frank G. van Oort, Otto Raspe & Martijn J. Burger (2007), ‘Economische netwerken en stedelijke complementariteit in de Randstad’, Kwartaalschrift Economie, 4(1), 11-25.

 

Professional Publications

1. Evert Meijers, Martijn Burger & Marloes Hoogerbrugge (2013). Stedelijke functies en metropolitane functies in Europa, Economische Verkenning Rotterdam 2013, pp 22-23.

2. Martijn Burger (2012), Concurrentie, complementariteit en buitenlandse investeringen, Economische Verkenning Rotterdam 2012, pp. 43-45.

3. Martijn Burger (2011), Fusie Randstadprovincies niet zonder meer effectief, Reformatorisch Dagblad, 26 September 2011.

4. Martijn Burger & Frank Neffke (2011), Economische waarde van kunst en cultuur, EconomieOpinie.nl, January 2011.

5. Matthias Brienen, Martijn Burger & Bas Karreman (2011), Chinese investeringen in Europa en Nederland, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 4602, 74-76.

6. Evert Meijers & Martijn J. Burger (2009), Randstad, Groot-Amsterdam of de Vleugels?, Rooilijn, 41(6), 428-433.

7. Martijn J. Burger, Gert-Jan M. Linders, Frank G. van Oort & Sandra M.W. Phlippen (2009), ‘Afstand en internationale handel’, in L. van der Laan & M. Versantvoort, Netwerken en Regionale Analyse, Delft: Eburon, pp. 115-126.

8. Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger & Ronald S. Wall (2008), Metropool aan de macht: lessen uit de grote wereld, FD Outlook, November 2008, 53-59.

9. Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger, Otto Raspe & Jan Ritsema van Eck (2007), ‘De Randstad hangt als los zand aaneen’, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 4510, 292-295.

10. Martijn J. Burger, Frank G. van Oort, Otto Raspe & Bert van der Knaap (2007), ‘Steden in de netwerkeconomie’, Geografie, 16(4), 34-36.

11. Martijn J. Burger (2003), ‘The forgotten gold? The importance of the Dutch opium trade in the seventeenth century’, Eidos 2, 16-21.

 

Reports

1. Martijn J. Burger, Marloes Hoogerbrugge & Evert J. Meijers (2013) Borrowed Size en Metropolitane Functies. Delft: OTB.

2. Elena Ianchovichina, Shanti Devarajan, Martijn J. Burger, Damir Cosic & Mustapha Rouis (2013). Middle East and North Africa - Economic Developments and Prospects : Investing in Turbulent Times. Washington, DC: World Bank

3. Ronald S. Wall & Martijn J. Burger with Frank van Oort (2013) De Strijd om Kapitaal: Internationale Netwerkpositie en Ruimtelijke Neerslag van Directe Buitenlands Investeringen in Zuid-Holland. Den Haag: Provincie Zuid-Holland.

4. Frank Neffke, Martijn Burger, Frank van Oort and Ron Boschma (2010), De Evolutie van Gerelateerde Sectoren en Steden: Kansen en Bedreigingen in de Noordvleugel van de Randstad. Den Haag: Ministerie van Economische Zaken.

5. Ernst & Young with Martijn Burger and Frank van Oort (2010), Internationale Positie Noordvleugel. Den Haag: Ministerie van Economische Zaken

6. Ronald S. Wall & Martijn Burger, De Positie van de Noordvleugel in Europese M&A Netwerken. Den Haag: Ministerie van Economische Zaken.

7. Frank van Oort, Irina van Aalst, Martijn Burger, Bart Lambregts & Evert Meijers (2010), Clusters en Netwerkeconomie in de Noordvleugel van de Randstad. Den Haag: Ministerie van Economische Zaken.

8. Ronald S. Wall & Martijn J. Burger (2008), ‘Netprint Almere: Almere’s city hierarchy and urban performance in a world city network’, Wall Research Design / Erasmus University Rotterdam, 38 pp.

9. Frank G. van Oort, Judith van Brussel, Otto Raspe, Martijn J. Burger, Jacques van Dinteren & Bert van der Knaap (2006), Economische Netwerken in de Regio, Den Haag/Rotterdam: Ruimtelijk Planbureau/NAI Uitgevers.

 

Working Papers / Work in Progress

1. Pierre-Alex Balland, Tom Broekel, Martijn J. Burger & Frank G. van Oort, ‘The spatial dimension of innovation networks: statistical models of network formation in economic geography’.

2. Martijn J. Burger & Elena Ianchovichina, ‘FDI surges and stops in developing countries: differences between M&A and greenfield investments’.

3. Martijn J. Burger, Elena Ianchovichina & Bob Rijkers, ‘Risky business: political instability and greenfield FDI in the Arab world’.

4. Martijn J. Burger, Bas Karreman & Fred van Eenennaam, ‘The competitive advantage of clusters: cluster organizations and foreign investment in the life sciences industry’.

5. Martijn J. Burger, Bas Karreman & Frank G. van Oort, ‘Location decisions of Chinese MNEs in European regions: the role of overseas communities’.

6. Martijn J. Burger, Evert J. Meijers, Marloes Hoogerbrugge & Jaume Masip Tressera, ‘Borrowed size, agglomeration shadows and cultural amenities in Western Europe’.

7. Dario Diodato, Martijn J. Burger & Frank G. van Oort, ‘Direct production factors and agglomeration externalities’.

8. Mirjam Hanstede, Martijn J. Burger, Anne Timmermans & Matthé P.M. Burger, ‘Nationwide use of vaginal hysterectomy versus abdominal hysterectomy in the Netherlands’.

9. Daniel Schiller, Martijn J. Burger & Bas Karreman, ‘The division of labor between Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: from complementarities in production to competition in producer services?’.

10. Spyridon Stavropoulos, Martijn J. Burger & Dimitris Skuras, ‘Data sparseness and variance in firm profitability’.

11. Mark J.P.M. Thissen, Martijn J. Burger & Frank G. van Oort, ‘House prices, bubbles and city size’. Working paper: ERIM Research Report 2010-030-ORG

12. Mark J.P.M. Thissen, Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger, Dario Diodato & Arjen Ruijs, ‘Revealed regional competition and place-based development policy in Europe’.

 

Other Activities

Associate director (Multinational Strategy and City Networks) of the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (from 2013)

Editor of Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie—Journal of Economic and Social Geography (from 2012).

Member of the Board of the Dutch Regional Science Association (from 2010).

Guest editor for special issue of Regional Studies on ‘Dynamics of Urban Systems’ (with Evert Meijers and Frank van Oort).

Guest editor for special issue of Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie—Journal of Economic and Social Geography on ‘Networks and Economic Agglomerations’, 100(2), February 2009 (with Frank G. van Oort and Koen Frenken).

Ad-hoc reviewer for Annals of Regional Science, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Environment and Planning A, Environment and Planning B, Fisheries Research, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Regional Science, Papers in Regional Science, Regional Studies, Small Business Economics, Sociology Quarterly, Spatial Economic Analysis, and Urban Studies.

 

Visiting Positions:

Utrecht University, Department of Economic Geography, April 2012-April 2014, visiting researcher.

Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), The Hague, February 2009-September 2009, visiting researcher

Academic Medical Center Amsterdam (AMC), Amsterdam, February 2009 – December 2011, visiting researcher

 

Research Network and Workshop Organization:

1. Organizer of Regional Studies Association Research Network ‘Regional Urban Systems and Their Performance’, January 2010—December 2011 (with Evert Meijers and Frank van Oort).

2. Organizer of Workshop on ‘The Makeable City’, Regional Science Netherlands and IABR Rotterdam, April 2012 (with Gert-Jan Hospers and Ronald Wall).

3. Organizer of Workshop on Multinational Strategies, Networks and Regional Economic Development, Department of Applied Economics and ERIM, Erasmus University Rotterdam, December 2011 (with Evert Meijers, Frank van Oort and Enrico Pennings).

4. Organizer of Workshop on Urban Systems, OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, September 2010 (with Evert Meijers and Frank van Oort)

5. Organizer of Special Session on The Regional City, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, April 2010 (with Evert Meijers and Frank van Oort).

6. Organizer of Workshop on Networks and Economic Agglomeration, Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, March 2009 (with Lambert van der Laan)

7. Organizer of Workshop on Applications of Network Analysis, Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, November 2006 (with Rik Wenting).

8. Organizer of Sociology and Social Research conference, Department of Sociology, Utrecht University, April 2005 (with Katrin Drasch and Joris van der Veer)

 

Teaching:

Present

At the Erasmus School of Economics:

- Seminar Industrial and Regional Economics (Master, 2013-present, coordinator)

- Seminar Multinationals and Business Networks (Master, 2010-present, coordinator)

- Master Thesis Entrepreneurship an Strategy Economics (Master, 2010-present, coordinator)

- Introduction to Urban and Regional Economics (Bachelor-3, 2011-present)

 

Past

At the Erasmus School of Economics:

- Governance, Clusters and Networks (Master, 2006-2009)

- Seminar Topics in Organization and Strategy (Master, 2010-2011)

- Seminar Advanced Regional and Transport Economics (Master, 2012-2013)

- Methods, Statistics and Research Project (Bachelor-1, 2007-2008)

- Organization and Strategy (Bachelor-1, 2007-2010, guest lecturer)

 

At the Utrecht School of Economics:

- Introduction to Social Science (Bachelor-1, 2005-2007)

- Organizational Sociology (Bachelor-2, 2005-2006)

 

At the University College Utrecht:

- Politics and Markets (Bachelor-3, 2004-2007, assistant)

- Comparative Studies of Organizations (Bachelor-3, 2004-2007, assistant)

 

Scholarships, Awards and Honors

2013: Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization Stimuleringsfonds, 25,000

2012: Erasmus University Research Award (awarded once a year for highest excellence in research; one young scholar is chosen as recipients across all disciplines)

2012: 3rd Place Regional Science International Dissertation Award

2010: Regional Studies Association Research Network ‘Regional Urban Systems and Their Performance’, £3,000

 

Professional Memberships:

- American Association of Geographers

- Dutch Regional Science Association

- Regional Science Association International

- Regional Studies Association

 

Links to Institutions:

- Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

- Tinbergen Institute

- Erasmus Research Institute of Management

- GaWC Research Network

Dr. Martijn J. Burger

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Regional Economics, Erasmus School of Economics

Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO)

Visiting Researcher, Department of Economic Geography, Utrecht University

Junior Research Fellow, Tinbergen Institute  

Office:

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50

Rotterdam

FEW H13-11

 

 

Mail Address:

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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P.O. Box 1738

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Phone:

Office: +31-10-4089579

 

Fax:

+31-10-4089141

 

E-mail:

mburger@ese.eur.nl

 

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