Matté Hartog

Matté Hartog

Postdoctoral Fellow
Matte Hartog

Matte Hartog joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2015. He served as a Visiting Fellow in 2014. 

His research focuses on the role of knowledge diffusion through external sources in fostering structural change of economies. For new economic activities to develop in countries, cities and firms, an influx of new capabilities is often necessary, which can be obtained through the inflow of organizations (for instance, multinational companies) and people from elsewhere. Matte particularly focuses on economic development in Colombia and Mexico.

He graduated from the London School of Economics with a Master degree in Local Economic Development and from Utrecht University with a Master degree in Human Geography and Planning, and conducted PhD research on economic development in Colombia, Finland, The Netherlands and Sweden. 

For more information, please see his Harvard Scholar page

Current Research/Projects Areas of Expertise
Labor Mobility & Export Diversification
in Colombia
Knowledge Diffusion
Agents of Structural Change
Immigration & Structural Transformation
of the US Economy
Regional and Firm Diversification
  Regional Growth

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Contact Information

Center for International Development
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Cambridge, MA 02138

Applied Research Projects