Frank Neffke

Frank Neffke

Associate
Group Leader Science of Cities, Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Former Research Director, Growth Lab
Frank Neffke

Frank Neffke has been a team leader at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna since July 2021. Before joining the Hub, Frank was the Growth Lab's Research Director. He joined the Growth Lab at Harvard's Center for International Development as a Research Fellow 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 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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