Prof. Dr. Bart Verspagen

Professorial Fellow

Research group(s):
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
2. Structural Change and Economic Development
3. Economic Complexity and Innovation

Bart Verspagen is professor of the Macroeconomics of Innovation and New Technologies.

He is an economist specialised in the economics of  technological change. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Limburg (now called Maastricht University) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, from 1984 - 1988. After that, he obtained a PhD degree from the same university in 1992. During the five years after that, he held a scholarship from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). His workplace is the research institute MERIT in Maastricht.

Verspagen's research interests are fairly broad. The centre area is the process of economic growth, and its relation to technological change. This also brings him into areas such as international trade theory, industrial dynamics, economic and technology history, and applied econometrics, statistics and mathematical modelling. With regard to the latter, he has mainly been applying evolutionary theory to economics. This includes simulation modelling of international economies.




Selected publications by Bart Verspagen


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Meijers, Huub, Önder Nomaler & Bart Verspagen, 2019, Demand, credit and macroeconomic dynamics. A micro simulation model, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 29: 337-364, DOI: 10.1007/s00191-018-0553-9, More information
Bodas Freitas, Isabel & Bart Verspagen, 2017, The motivations, institutions and organization of university-industry collaborations in the Netherlands, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 27: 379-412, More information
Gambardella, Alfonso, D. Harhoff & Bart Verspagen, 2017, The economic value of patent portfolios, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 26: 735-756, More information
Mohnen, Pierre, A. Vankan & Bart Verspagen, 2017, Evaluating the innovation box tax policy instrument in the Netherlands, 2007-13, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 33(1): 141-156, DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grw038, More information
Foster-McGregor, Neil & Bart Verspagen, 2017, Decomposing Total Factor Productivity Growth in Manufacturing and Services, Asian Development Review, 34(1): 88-115, DOI: 10.1162/ADEV_a_00082, More information
Notten, Ad, Jacques Mairesse & Bart Verspagen, 2017, The CDM framework: knowledge recombination from an evolutionary viewpoint, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 26: 21-24, DOI: 10.1080/10438599.2016.1202520, More information
Foster-McGregor, Neil & Bart Verspagen, 2016, The Role of Structural Change in the Economic Development of Asian Economies, Asian Development Review, 33: 74-93, DOI: 10.1162/ADEV_a_00073, More information
Nomaler, Önder & Bart Verspagen, 2016, River deep, mountain high: of long run knowledge trajectories within and between innovation clusters, Journal of Economic Geography, 16(6): 1259-1278, DOI: 10.1093/jeg/lbw035, More information
Farla, Kristine, Denis de Crombrugghe & Bart Verspagen, 2016, Institutions, Foreign Direct Investment, and Domestic Investment: Crowding Out or Crowding In?, World Development, 88: 1-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.04.008, More information
Capasso, Marco, Tania Treibich & Bart Verspagen, 2015, The medium-term effect of R&D on firm growth, Small Business Economics, 45: 39-62, DOI: 10.1007/s11187-015-9640-6, More information
Szirmai, Adam & Bart Verspagen, 2015, Manufacturing and Economic Growth in Developing Countries, 1950-2005, Structural change and Economic Dynamics, 34: 46-59, DOI: 10.1016/j.strueco.2015.06.002, More information
Frenken, Koen, Alfred Kleinknecht & Bart Verspagen, 2013, Innovatie, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 98(4656): 184-187
Srholec, Martin & Bart Verspagen, 2013, The Voyage of the Beagle into innovation: explorations on heterogeneity, selection, and sectors, Industrial and Corporate Change, 21: 1221-1253, DOI: 10.1093/icc/dts026, More information
Bhupatiraju, Samyukta, Önder Nomaler, Giorgio Triulzi & Bart Verspagen, 2012, Knowledge flows - Analyzing the core literature of innovation, entrepreneurship and science and technology studies, Research Policy , 41: 1205-1218, DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2012.03.011, More information
Clausen, Tommy, Mikko Pohjola, Koson Sapprasert & Bart Verspagen, 2012, Innovation strategies as a source of persistent innovation, Industrial and Corporate Change, 21: 553-585, DOI: 10.1093/icc/dtr051, More information
Bhupatiraju, Samyukta, Bart Verspagen, Önder Nomaler & Giorgio Triulzi, 2012, Knowledge flows – Analyzing the core literature of innovation, entrepreneurship and science and technology studies, Research Policy, 41(7): 1121-1282, More information
Clausen, Tommy, Isabel Bodas Freitas, Roberto Fontana & Bart Verspagen, 2011, Formal and informal external linkages and firms’ innovative strategies. A cross-country comparison, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 21: 91-119, DOI: 10.1007/s00191-010-0188-y, More information
Nuvolari, Alessandro, Nick von Tunzelmann & Bart Verspagen, 2011, The early diffusion of the steam engine in Britain, 1700-1800: a reappraisal, Cliometrica, 5: 153-169, DOI: 10.1007/s11698-011-0063-6, More information
Fagerberg, Jan, Martin Srholec & Bart Verspagen, 2010, The Role of Innovation in Development, Review of Economics and Institutions, 1(2), More information
Verspagen, Bart, 2010, Ooggetuigen: Het Afrikaanse equivalent van de euro, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 4592: 532-533
Verspagen, Bart, 2010, The spatial hierarchy of technological change and economic development in Europe, Annals of Regional Science, 45: 109-131, DOI: 10.1007/s00168-009-0293-8, More information
Crespi, Gustavo A., Aldo Geuna, Önder Nomaler & Bart Verspagen, 2010, University IPRs and knowledge transfer: is university ownership more efficient?, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 19: 627-648, DOI: 10.1080/10438590903354984, More information
Soete, Luc & Bart Verspagen, 2010, Remembering Christopher Freeman's Work at MERIT, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 2(2): 175-183
Verspagen, Bart & Paul Windrum, 2009, Introduction to the special issue on the regional dimensions of innovation, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 20: 161-162, DOI: 10.1016/j.strueco.2009.05.002, More information
Mariani, Myriam, P. Giuri, S. Brusoni, Gustavo A. Crespi, D. Francoz, Alfonso Gambardella, W. Garcia-Fontes, Aldo Geuna, R. Gonzales, D. Harhoff, K. Hoisl, C. Lebas, A. Luzzi, L. Magazzini, L. Nesta, Önder Nomaler, N. Palomeras, P. Patel, M. Romanelli & Bart Verspagen, 2007, Inventors and Invention Processes in Europe. Results from the PatVal-EU survey, Research Policy, 36(8): 1107-1127
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2007, The size distribution of innovations revisited: an application of extreme value statistics to citation and returns measures of patent significance, Journal of Econometrics, 127(2): 318-339
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2007, Self-organization of R&D search in complex technology spaces (Erratum), Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, 2(2): 195-210
Soete, Luc & Bart Verspagen, 2005, Innovatie in Nederland: de markt faalt, de overheid draalt, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 90(4450): 23-23
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2005, A Percolation Model of Innovation in Complex Technology Spaces , Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 29: 225-244
Verspagen, Bart & Wilfred Schoenmakers, 2004, The Spatial Dimension of Patenting by Multinational Firms in Europe, Journal of Economic Geography, 4(1): 23-42
Szirmai, Adam & Bart Verspagen, 2003, Introduction, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 14: 361-364
Szirmai, Adam & Bart Verspagen (eds.), 2003, Technology and the Economy, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 14: 361-364
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2003, Breaking the Waves: A Poisson Regression Approach to Schumpeterian Clustering of Basic Innovations, The Cambridge Journal of Economics, 27: 671-693
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2002, A Percolation Model of Innovation in Complex Technology Spaces, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
Verspagen, Bart, 2000, R&D spillovers and productivity: Evidence from U.S. manufacturing microdata, Empirical Economics, 25: 127-148
Verspagen, Bart, 2000, The role of large multinationals in Dutch technology infrastructure. A Patent citation analysis, Scientometrics, 47: 427-448
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, Does specialization matter for growth?, Industrial and Corporate Change, 8: 267-288
Verspagen, Bart & Ivo de Loo, 1999, Technology spillovers between sectors and over time, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 60: 215-235
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, Technologische kennis als economisch goed, Tijdschrift voor Politieke Ekonomie, 22(1): 26-48
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, Large firms and knowledge flows in the Dutch R&D system. A case study of Philips Electronics, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 11(3): 211-233
Verspagen, Bart & Hugo Hollanders, 1998, De Nederlandse innovatie-achterstand (comment), Economisch Statistische Berichten, 83: 290-291
Verspagen, Bart & Katherine Wakelin, 1997, Trade and technology from a Schumpeterian perspective, International Review of Applied Economics, 11(2): 181-194
Verspagen, Bart & Marjolein Caniëls, 1997, Technology, growth and unemployment across European regions, Regional Studies, 31(5): 457-466
Verspagen, Bart, 1997, Measuring intersectoral technology spillovers: Estimates from the European and US Patent Office databases, Economic Systems Research, 9(1): 47-65
Verspagen, Bart, 1997, Estimating international technology spillovers using technology flow matrices, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 133(2): 226-248
Verspagen, Bart, 1996, Heading for divergence? Regional growth in Europe reconsidered, Journal of Common Market Studies, 34(3): 431-448
Verspagen, Bart, 1996, On technological convergence among countries. A comment on Patel and Pavitt, Industrial and Corporate Change, 5(3): 897-901
Verspagen, Bart, 1995, The role of technology in market shares dynamics, Applied Economics, 27: 197-204
Verspagen, Bart, 1995, Convergence in the global economy. A broad historical viewpoint, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 6(2): 143-165
Verspagen, Bart, 1995, R&D and productivity: A broad cross-section cross-country look, Journal of Productivity Analysis, 6: 117-135
Verspagen, Bart, 1995, Catch-up and convergence: on the pitfalls of the social capability of catch up. A comment on Bruno Amable, International Review of Applied Economics, 9(1): 96-97
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1995, An evolutionary model of long term cyclical variations of catching up and falling behind, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 5(3): 209-227
Soete, Luc & Bart Verspagen, 1994, Convergenza e divergenza tra le economie avanzate, Economia e Politica Industriale, 79: 53-79
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1994, Learning, innovation and economic growth. A long run model of industrial dynamics, Industrial and Corporate Change, 3(1): 199-224
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1994, Collective learning, innovation and growth in a boundedly rational, evolutionary world, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 4(3): 207-226
Duysters, Geert & Bart Verspagen, 1994, Internationalisering van technologische activiteiten, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 79: 853-860
Verspagen, Bart, 1993, Endogene technologische innovatie in neo-klassieke groeitheorie. Een overzicht, Tijdschrift voor Politieke Economie, 16(2): 39-55
Soete, Luc & Bart Verspagen, 1993, Schort er iets aan het technologiebeleid?, Zeno, 2: 28-29
Soete, Luc & Bart Verspagen, 1993, Onderwijs en onderzoek: Voedingsbodem voor groei, Economisch Statistische Berichten(3929): 876-879
Soete, Luc & Bart Verspagen, 1993, De technologische positie van de Nederlandse industrie, Economisch Statistische Berichten(3900): 196-200
Verspagen, Bart, 1992, Endogenous innovation in neo-classical growth models: A survey, Journal of Macroeconomics, 14(4): 631-662
Verspagen, Bart, 1991, A new empirical approach to catching up or falling behind, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2(2): 359-380
Soete, Luc & Bart Verspagen, 1991, Recent comparative trends in technology indicators in the OECD area, Technology and Productivity. The Challenge for Economic Policy
Pfann, Gerard & Bart Verspagen, 1989, The structure of adjustment costs for labour in the Dutch manufacturing sector, Economics Letters, 29: 365-371


Book chapters
Fagerberg, Jan & Bart Verspagen, 2015, One Europe or Several? Causes and Consequences of the European Stagnation, in: Fagerberg, J., Laestadius, S. & B.R. Martin (eds), The Triple Challenge for Europe Economic Development, Climate Change, and Governance, Oxford University Press, Oxford
Farla, Kristine, Francesca Guadagno & Bart Verspagen, 2015, Industrial Policy in the European Union, in: Felipe, J. (ed.), Development and Modern Industrial Policy in Practice. Issues and Country Experiences, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, DOI: 10.4337/9781784715540.00020, More information
Verspagen, Bart & Tommy Clausen, 2013, The Dynamics of Innovation Strategies , in: Martin Andersson, Börje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson, and Hans Lööf (eds), Innovation and Growth: From R&D Strategies of Innovating Firms to Economy-wide Technological Change, Oxford University Press, Oxford, DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646685.003.0003, More information
Nomaler, Önder & Bart Verspagen, 2012, Analyzing knowledge flows by means of vertical integration , in: Arena, R, Porta, P. (eds), Structural Dynamics and Economic Growth, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139059930.006, More information
Verspagen, Bart, Jan Fagerberg & Martin Srholec, 2010, Innovation and Economic Development , in: Hall, B. H. and Rosenberg, N. (eds), Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, Elsevier, Amsterdam
Soete, Luc, Bart Verspagen & Bas ter Weel, 2010, Systems of innovation, in: Hall, B. H. and Rosenberg, N. (eds), Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, Elsevier, Amsterdam
Verspagen, Bart, 2009, Innovation and Economic Growth, in: Fagerberg, J., Mowery, D., Nelson, R. (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press, Oxford, DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199286805.003.0018, More information
Verspagen, Bart, Jan Fagerberg & D.C. Mowery, 2009, Introduction: Innovation in Norway , in: Fagerberg, J., Mowery, D., Verspagen, B. (eds), Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case, Oxford University Press, Oxford, DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.003.0001, More information
Verspagen, Bart, F. Castellaci, Tommy Clausen & S.O. Nås, 2009, Historical Fingerprints? A Taxonomy of Norwegian Innovation , in: Fagerberg, J., Mowery, D., Verspagen, B. (eds), Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case, Oxford University Press, Oxford, DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.003.0005, More information
Verspagen, Bart, 2008, Challenged Leadership or Renewed Vitality? The Netherlands, in: Edquist, C. & L. Hommen (eds), Small Country Innovation Systems. Globalization, Change and Policy in Asia and Europe, Edward Elgar, Aldershot
Verspagen, Bart, 2007, Innovation and Economic Growth: A Schumpeterian Legacy and Agenda, in: F. Malerba & S. Brusoni (eds), Perspectives on Innovation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2005, Evolutionary theorizing on economic growth, in: K Dopfer (Ed.), The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2003, Long Memory and Economic Growth in the World Economy Since the 19th Century, in: Rangarajan, G. and Ding, M. (Eds.), Processes with Long Range Correlations: Theory and Applications, Springer-Verlag, Berlin
Verspagen, Bart, 2000, Productivity, R&D spillovers and trade, in: B. van Ark, S.K. Kuipers and G. Kuper (eds.), Productivity, Technology and Economic Growth, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, A global perspective on technology and economic performance, and the implications for the post-socialist countries, in: D.A. Dyker and S. Radosevic (eds.), Innovation and Structural Change in Post-Socialist Countries: A Quantitative Approach, Kluwer Publishers, Dordrecht
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, Europe: One or several systems of innovation? An analysis based on patent citations, in: Jan Fagerberg, Paolo Guerrieri and Bart Verspagen (eds.), The Economic Challenge to Europe. Adapting to Innovation Based Growth, Edward Elgar Publishing
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, Europe - A long view, in: Jan Fagerberg, Paolo Guerrieri and Bart Verspagen, (eds.), The Economic Challenge to Europe. Adapting to Innovation Based Growth, Edward Elgar Publishing
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, Modern capitalism in the 1970s and 1980s, in: M. Setterfield (ed.), Growth, Employment and Inflation. Essays in Honour of John Cornwall, Macmillan Press, London
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, Europe and the Information and Communications Technologies Revolution, in: Jan Fagerberg, Paolo Guerrieri and Bart Verspagen (eds.), The Economic Challenge to Europe. Adapting to Innovation Based Growth, Edward Elgar Publishing
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, Lack of regional convergence, in: Jan Fagerberg, Paolo Guerrieri and Bart Verspagen(eds.), The Economic Challenge to Europe. Adapting to Innovation Based Growth, Edward Elgar Publishing
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, European Regional clubs: Do they exist, and where are they heading? On economic and technological differences between European regions, in: J. Adams and F. Pigliaru (eds.), Economic Growth and Change. National and Regional Patterns of Convergence and Divergence, Edward Elgar Publishing
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1998, The selection of behavioural conventions in an evolutionary model of economic dynamics, in: M. Sanglier and F. Fukang (eds.), , Springer Verlag, Berlin
Verspagen, Bart, 1998, Technology characteristics of the Dutch economy, in: Roger van Hoesel and Rajneesh Narula (eds.), Multinational Enterprises from the Netherlands, Routledge, London
Verspagen, Bart & Jan Fagerberg, 1998, Integrazione e divergenza tra le regioni europee, in: Paolo Guerrieri and Mario Pianta (eds.), Tecnologia, Crescita e Occupazione, CUEN, Napoli
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1998, Economic growth as an evolutionary process, in: J. Lesourne and A. Orléan (eds.), Advances in Self-Organization and Evolutionary Economics, Economica, London
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1998, Economic growth and economic evolution: A modelling perspective, in: F. Schweitzer and Gerald Silverberg (eds.), Evolution and Self-Organization in Economics, Jahrbuch für Komplexität in den Natur-, Sozial und Geisteswissenschaften, Duncker & Humblot, Band 9
Verspagen, Bart & Katherine Wakelin, 1997, Technology, employment and trade: Perspectives on European convergence, in: J. Fagerberg, A. Melchior, L. Lundberg, P. Hansson (eds.), Technology and International Trade, Edward Elgar publishing, Cheltenham
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1997, Economic growth: An evolutionary perspective, in: J. Reijnders (ed), Economies and Evolution, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham
Verspagen, Bart, 1996, Technology indicators and economic growth in the European area: Some empirical evidence, in: B. van Ark and N. Crafts (eds.), Comparative Experience of Economic Growth in Postwar Europe, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Verspagen, Bart, 1996, Springtide. Reflections on industrial development and price movements, in: C. Freeman(ed.), Long Wave Theory, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1996, An evolutionary model of long term cyclical variations of catching up and falling behind, in: K. Dopfer (ed.), The Global Dimension of Economic Evolution. Knowledge Variety and Diffusion in Economic Growth and Development, Physical-Verlag, Heidelberg
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1996, From the artificial to the endogenous: modeling evolutionary adaptation and economic growth, in: E. Helmstädter and M. Perlman (eds.), Behavioral Norms, Technological Progress, and Economic Dynamics, Studies in Schumpeterian Economics, The University of Michigan Press, Michigan
Slabbers, Maureen & Bart Verspagen, 1995, De Nederlandse kennisinfrastructuur in internationaal perspectief, in: L. van der Geest and J. van Sinderen (eds.), Kracht en Zwakte van de Nederlandse Economie. Naar een Betere Benutting van het economisch Potentieel, Syntax Publishers, Tilburg
Slabbers, Maureen & Bart Verspagen, 1995, De technologiepositie van de Nederlandse economie in internationaal perspectief, in: A.F.A. Korsten et al. (eds.), Internationaal-vergelijkend Onderzoek, VUGA Uitgeverij B.V., 's-Gravenhage
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1995, Evolutionary theorizing on economic growth, in: K. Dopfer (ed.), The Evolutionary Principles of Economics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Verspagen, Bart, 1994, The economics of convergence and divergence: An overview, in: J. Fagerberg, B. Verspagen, and N. Von Tunzelmann (eds.), The Dynamics of Technology, Trade and Growth, Edward Elgar Publishing, Aldershot
Verspagen, Bart, 1994, The role of convergence in trade and sectoral growth, in: J. Fagerberg, B. Verspagen, and N. Von Tunzelmann (eds.), The Dynamics of Technology, Trade and Growth, Edward Elgar Publishing, Aldershot
Verspagen, Bart, 1994, Technology and growth: The complex dynamics of convergence and divergence, in: G. Silverberg, and L. Soete, (eds.), The Economics of Growth and Technical Change. Technologies, Nations, Agents, Edward Elgar Publishing, Aldershot
Soete, Luc & Bart Verspagen, 1994, Competing for growth: The dynamics of technology gaps, in: L. Pasinetti and R. Solow (eds.), Economic Growth and the Structure of Long-Term Development, Macmillan, London
Verspagen, Bart, 1993, Competing for growth: Some notes on the evolution of technology gaps, in: A. Inzelt (ed.), Innovation, Competition, competitiveness, IKU, Budapest
Verspagen, Bart, 1993, Trade and knowledge spill-overs in an evolutionary model of growth rate differentials, in: A. Wagner (ed.), Dezentrale Entscheidungsfindung bei externen Effekten, Francke Verlag, Tübingen
Soete, Luc & Bart Verspagen, 1993, Europa en de uitdagingen voor technologie en innovatie, in: J. Kremers (ed.), Inspelen op Europa: Uitdagingen voor het financieel-economisch beleid van Nederland, Academic Service, Schoonhoven
Soete, Luc & Bart Verspagen, 1993, Technology and growth: The complex dynamics of catching up, falling behind and taking over, in: A. Szirmai, B. van Ark and D. Pilat (eds.), Explaining Economic Growth, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam
Verspagen, Bart, 1992, Comment on 'Great depressions as transitional phases within the capitalist mode of production' by Thomas Kuczynski, in: A. Kleinknecht, E. Mandel, and I. Wallerstein (eds.), New Findings in Long Wave Research, Macmillan, London
Verspagen, Bart, 1992, An evolutionary approach to why growth rates differ, in: W. Blaas & J. Foster (eds.), The Mixed Economies in Europe, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham


Books (monograph or edited volume)
Verspagen, Bart, Jan Fagerberg & D.C. Mowery (eds.), 2009, Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 408, DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.001.0001, More information
Szirmai, Adam, Bart Verspagen & J. Halman (eds.), 1999, Innovation in Theory and Practice, Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies, Eindhoven, More information
Verspagen, Bart (ed.), 1999, The Economic Challenge to Europe. Adapting to Innovation Based Growth, Edward Elgar Publishing, More information
Verspagen, Bart (ed.), 1994, The Dynamics of Technology, Trade and Growth, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Aldershot, 231 p, More information
Verspagen, Bart, 1993, Uneven Growth Between Interdependent Economies. An Evolutionary View on Technology Gaps, Trade and Growth, Avebury, Aldershot, 296 p, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Soete, Luc, Bart Verspagen & Thomas Ziesemer, 2020, The economic impact of public R&D: an international perspective, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-014
Fagerberg, Jan & Bart Verspagen, 2020, Technological revolutions, structural change & catching-up, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-012
Foster-McGregor, Neil, Önder Nomaler & Bart Verspagen, 2019, Measuring the creation and adoption of new technologies using trade and patent data, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-053
Nomaler, Önder & Bart Verspagen, 2019, Greentech homophily and path dependence in a large patent citation network, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-051
Russo, Emanuele, Neil Foster-McGregor & Bart Verspagen, 2019, Characterizing growth instability: new evidence on unit roots and structural breaks in long run time series, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-026
Foster-McGregor, Neil, Önder Nomaler & Bart Verspagen, 2019, Job automation risk, economic structure and trade: a European perspective, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-011
Nomaler, Önder & Bart Verspagen, 2018, Perpetual growth, distribution, and robots, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-023
Soete, Luc, Bart Verspagen & Thomas Ziesemer, 2017, The productivity effect of public R&D in the Netherlands, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-021
Zhong, Sheng & Bart Verspagen, 2016, The role of technological trajectories in catching-up-based development: An application to energy efficiency technologies, UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Development Working Paper Series 6/2016, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-013
Nomaler, Önder & Bart Verspagen, 2014, Analysing global value chains using input-output economics: Proceed with care, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-070
Szirmai, Adam, Mulu Gebreeyesus, Francesca Guadagno & Bart Verspagen, 2013, Promoting productive employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of the literature, A report prepared for the Knowledge Platform Development Policies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-062
Bhupatiraju, Samyukta, Bart Verspagen & Thomas Ziesemer, 2013, Summarizing large spatial datasets: Spatial principal components and spatial canonical correlation, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-011
Verspagen, Bart, 2012, Stylized facts of governance, institutions and economic development. Exploring the institutional profiles database, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-036
Soete, Luc, Bart Verspagen & Bas ter Weel, 2009, Systems of Innovation, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2009-062
Bodas Freitas, Isabel & Bart Verspagen, 2009, The motivations, organisation and outcomes of university-industry interaction in the Netherlands, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2009-011
Srholec, Martin & Bart Verspagen, 2008, The Voyage of the Beagle in Innovation Systems Land. Explorations on Sectors, Innovation, Heterogeneity and Selection, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2008-008
Taanman, Mattijs, Arend de Groot, René Kemp & Bart Verspagen, 2006, Diffusion paths for Micro Cogeneration Using Hydrogen in the Netherlands, Published in Journal of Cleaner Production, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2006-025


External working papers
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2003, Brewing the future: Stylized facts about innovation and their confrontation with a percolation model, ECIS Working Paper, Eindhoven, More information
Verspagen, Bart, Alfred Kleinknecht & Hugo Hollanders, 1998, De innovatie-achterstand van Nederlandse bedrijven, Working paper, 9821, Rotterdam Institute for Business Research


Research memoranda
Verspagen, Bart, 2005, Mapping Technological Trajectories as Patent Citation Networks. A Study on the History of Fuel Cell Research, MERIT Research Memoranda 2005-020
Criscuolo, Paola & Bart Verspagen, 2005, Does it matter where patent citations come from? Inventor versus examiner citations in European patents, MERIT Research Memoranda 2005-018
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2005, Self-organization of R&D search in complex technology spaces, MERIT Research Memoranda 2005-017
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2004, The size distribution of innovations revisited: an application of extreme value statistics to citation and value measures of patent significance, MERIT Research Memoranda 2004-021
Meister, Christoph & Bart Verspagen, 2004, European productivity gaps: Is R&D the solution?, MERIT Research Memoranda 2004-005
Verspagen, Bart & Claudia Werker, 2003, The Invisible College of The Economics of Innovation and Technological Change, MERIT Research Memoranda 2003-008
Criscuolo, Paola, Rajneesh Narula & Bart Verspagen, 2002, The relative importance of home and host innovation systems in the internationalisation of MNE R&D: a patent citation analysis, MERIT Research Memoranda 2002-026
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2002, A Percolation Model of Innovation in Complex Technology, MERIT Research Memoranda 2002-025
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2000, A Note on Michelacci and Zaffaroni, Long Memory, and Time Series of Economic Growth, MERIT Research Memoranda 2000-032
Bekkers, Rudi, Geert Duysters & Bart Verspagen, 2000, Intellectual Property Rights, Strategic Technology Agreements and Market Structure, The Case of GSM, MERIT Research Memoranda 2000-030
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 2000, Breaking the Waves: A Poisson Regression Approach to Schumpeterian Clustering of Basic Innovations, MERIT Research Memoranda 2000-027
Verspagen, Bart, 2000, Economic Growth and Technological Change: An Evolutionary Interpretation, MERIT Research Memoranda 2000-017
Verspagen, Bart & Wilfred Schoenmakers, 2000, The Spatial Dimension of Knowledge Spillovers in Europe: Evidence from Firm Patenting, MERIT Research Memoranda 2000-016
Verspagen, Bart, 2000, Growth and Structural Change: Trends, Patterns and Policy Options, MERIT Research Memoranda 2000-015
Caniëls, Marjolein & Bart Verspagen, 1999, The effects of economic integration on regional growth, an evolutionary model, MERIT Research Memoranda 1999-031
Caniëls, Marjolein & Bart Verspagen, 1999, Spatial distance in a technology gap model, MERIT Research Memoranda 1999-023
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, Intellectual Property Rights in the World Economy, MERIT Research Memoranda 1999-017
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1999, Long Memory in Time Series of Economic Growth and Convergence, MERIT Research Memoranda 1999-016
Verspagen, Bart, 1999, The Role of Large Multinationals in the Dutch Technology Infrastructure. A Patent Citation Analysis, MERIT Research Memoranda 1999-015
Maurseth, Per Botolf & Bart Verspagen, 1998, Knowledge Spillovers in Europe and its Consequences for Systems of Innovation, MERIT Research Memoranda 1998-024
Verspagen, Bart, 1998, Long Run Growth, Convergence and Factor Prices, MERIT Research Memoranda 1998-021
Verspagen, Bart, 1998, Large firms and knowledge flows in the Dutch R&D system. A case study of Philips Electronics, MERIT Research Memoranda 1998-008
Verspagen, Bart & Ivo de Loo, 1998, Technology Spillovers Between Sectors and over Time, MERIT Research Memoranda 1998-007
Verspagen, Bart, 1997, European 'Regional Clubs':Do They Exist, and Where Are They Heading? On Economic and Technological Differences between European Regions, MERIT Research Memoranda 1997-010
Dalum, Bent, Keld Laursen & Bart Verspagen, 1997, Does Specialization Matter for Growth?, MERIT Research Memoranda 1997-007
Verspagen, Bart, 1997, Estimating International Technology Spillovers Using Technology Flow Matrices, MERIT Research Memoranda 1997-004
Los, Bart & Bart Verspagen, 1996, R&D Spillovers and Productivity: Evidence from U.S. Manufacturing Microdata, MERIT Research Memoranda 1996-007
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1995, Evolutionary Theorizing on Economic Growth, MERIT Research Memoranda 1995-017
Fagerberg, Jan & Bart Verspagen, 1995, Heading for Divergence? Regional Growth in Europe Reconsidered, MERIT Research Memoranda 1995-014
Verspagen, Bart, 1995, Measuring inter-sectoral technology spillovers: Estimates from the European and US patent office databases, MERIT Research Memoranda 1995-007
Verspagen, Bart, 1995, Technology, employment and trade: perspectives on European convergence, MERIT Research Memoranda 1995-005
Verspagen, Bart, Ton van Moergastel & Maureen Slabbers, 1994, MERIT concordance table: IPC - ISIC (rev.2) , MERIT Research Memoranda 1994-004
Verspagen, Bart, 1993, Convergence in the Global Economy: A Broad Historical Viewpoint, MERIT Research Memoranda 1993-025
Silverberg, Gerald & Bart Verspagen, 1993, Collective Learning, Innovation and Growth in a Boundedly Rational, Evolutionary World, MERIT Research Memoranda 1993-019
Amable, B. & Bart Verspagen, 1993, The role of technology in market shares dynamics, MERIT Research Memoranda 1993-014
Verspagen, Bart & Katherine Wakelin, 1993, International Competitiveness and its Determinants, MERIT Research Memoranda 1993-008
Verspagen, Bart, 1993, R&D and Productivity: A broad cross-section cross-country look, MERIT Research Memoranda 1993-007


Research reports
Mbuvi, Dorcas, Christine Gutekunst, Eleonora Nillesen, Théophile T. Azomahou & Bart Verspagen (eds.), 2017, Microfinance and improved sanitation: Findings from the impact evaluation baseline survey in Busia and Bungoma, Kenya, Funded through the Sustainable Water Fund by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), 77
Corrocher, Nicoletta, Roberto Mavilia, Fernando Vargas & Bart Verspagen, 2016, D2.2 Report about the state of the art, SmartEIZ – H2020-TWINN-2015 Strengthening scientific and research capacity of the Institute of Economics, Zagreb as a cornerstone for Croatian socioeconomic growth through the implementation of Smart Specialisation Strategy
Verspagen, Bart & Hugo Hollanders, 2001, Wetenschaps- en Technologie-Indicatoren 2000, Het Nederlands Observatorium van Wetenschap en Technologie, (Science and Technology Indicators 2000, Netherlands Observatory of Science and Tecnnology), CWTS (Centre for Science and Technology Studies) and MERIT. Study commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Zoetermeer
Hollanders, Hugo & Bart Verspagen, 1999, De invloed van de sectorstructuur op de R&D-uitgaven van en het aantal toegekende patenten aan het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven, The Hague, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Hollanders, Hugo, Bart Verspagen, R. Tijssen & T. van Leeuwen, 1998, Wetenschaps- en Technologie-indicatoren 1998, Het Nederlands Observatorium van Wetenschap en Technologie (Science and Technology Indicators 1998, Netherlands Observatory of Science and Technology), CWTS (Centre for Science and Technology Studies) and MERI
Hollanders, Hugo & Bart Verspagen, 1998, De invloed van de sectorstructuur op de Nederlandse R&D-uitgaven, The Hague, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Essen, M. van & Bart Verspagen, 1997, De Nederlandse deelname aan Europese framework programmes, 1988-1997, report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, 20 p
Essen, M. van & Bart Verspagen, 1997, STEMMING 4. de Nederlandse technologische positie: de specialisatie in high-tech handel, report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, 54 p


Theses
Verspagen, Bart, 1992, Uneven Growth Between Interdependent Economies. An Evolutionary View on Technology Gaps, Trade and Growth, PhD dissertation, Datawyse, Maastricht


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Verspagen, Bart, 2017, What Lies Beyond the Poverty Line: Real Hope or Harsh Reality?, UNU-MERIT Blog , More information


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