Frank Neffke

Frank Neffke

Research Director
Frank Neffke

Frank Neffke is the Research Director of the Growth Lab at the Center for International Development. He joined the team in 2012.

His research focuses on economic transformation and growth, from the macro level of structural change in regional and national economies to the micro level of firm diversification and the career paths of individuals. This research has shed light on topics ranging from structural transformation and new growth paths in regional economies, economic complexity and the role of cities, local labor markets, the importance of division of labor, human capital and teams in modern economies, the consequences of job displacement and the future of work.

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
Skills Skills
Migration Diversification
Corporate Strategy Technological Relatedness
Innovation Economic Complexity
Economic Complexity  

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