Frank Neffke is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Development's Growth Lab. He joined the team in 2012.
His research focuses on how economic actors diversify from one productive activity to another. Central in this research is that activities can be more or less similar in terms of the capabilities or skills they require. This similarity is shown to affect diversification processes throughout the economy, ranging from individuals’ career paths and corporate diversification strategies, to structural change in regional and national economies.
Before joining the CID, Frank worked as an assistant professor at the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
He holds a Ph. D. in Economic Geography from Utrecht University and Master degrees in Econometrics and Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam.
|Current Research/Projects||Areas of Expertise|
|Regional & National Diversification||Economic Geography|
|Corporate Strategy||Technological Relatedness|
- "How do regions diversify over time? Industry relatedness and the development of new growth paths in regions," Economic Geography. 2011
- "Skill relatedness and firm diversification," Strategic Management Journal. 2013
- "Agents of structural change: the role of firms and entrepreneurs in regional diversification," Economic Geography. 2018
- "Inter-industry labor flows," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 2017
- "Network Backboning with Noisy Data," Data Engineering (ICDE), 2017 IEEE 33rd International Conference . 2017
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