Matte Hartog joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2015. He served as a Visting 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.
|Current Research/Projects||Areas of Expertise|
Labor Mobility & Export Diversification
Agents of Structural Change
Immigration & Structural Transformation
of the US Economy
Regional and Firm Diversification
- "Merger and Acquisition Activity as Driver of Spatial Clustering: The Spatial Evolution of the Dutch Banking Industry, 1850–1993," Journal of Economic Geography. 2014
- "Explaining the Structure of Inter-Organizational Networks using Exponential Random Graph Models," Journal of Industry and Innovation. 2013
- "The Impact of Related Variety on Regional Employment Growth in Finland 1993–2006: High-Tech versus Medium/Low-Tech," Journal of Industry and Innovation. 2012
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