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Publications Bart Verspagen

Journal publications

 

Nomaler, Ö. & Verspagen, B., 2016, River deep, mountain high: of long run knowledge trajectories within and between innovation clusters, Journal of Economic Geography, forthcoming, link at publisher

 

Foster-McGregor, N. & Verspagen, B., 2016, ‘The Role of Structural Change in the Economic Development of Asian Economies’, Asian Development Review, vol. 33, pp. 74-93, link at publisher

 

Farla, K. De Crombrugghe, D. & B. Verspagen, 2016, 'Institutions, Foreign Direct Investment, and Domestic Investment: Crowding Out or Crowding In?', World Development, vol. 88, pp. 1-9, Link at publisher/DOI

 

Capasso, M., Treibich, T. & B. Verspagen, 2015. "The medium-term effect of R&D on firm growth," Small Business Economics, vol. 45(1), pages 39-62

 

Szirmai, A. and B. Verspagen, 2015, 'Manufacturing and economic growth in developing countries, 1950-2005', Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol. 34, pp. 46-59, Link at publisher/DOI

Srholec, M. and B. Verspagen, 2012, 'The Voyage of the Beagle into innovation: explorations on heterogeneity, selection, and sectors', Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 21, pp. 1221-1253, Link at publisher/DOI

 

Bhupatiraju, S. Nomaler, Ö, Triulzi, G. & B. Verspagen, 2012, 'Knowledge flows - Analyzing the core literature of innovation, entrepreneurship and science and technology studies', Research Policy, vol. 41, pp. 1205-1218, Link at publisher/DOI

 

Clausen, T., Pohjola, M., Sapprasert, K. & B. Verspagen, 2012, 'Innovation strategies as a source of persistent innovation', Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 21, pp. 553-585, Link at publisher/DOI

 

Nuvolari, A., Verspagen, B. and Nick von Tunzelmann, 2011, 'The early diffusion of the steam engine in Britain, 1700-1800: a reappraisal', Cliometrica, vol. 5, pp. 153-169, Link at publisher/DOI

 

Bodas Freitas, I.M., Clausen, T.H., Fontana, R. and B. Verspagen, 2011, 'Formal and informal external linkages and firms’ innovative strategies. A cross-country comparison', Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol. 21, pp. 91-119, Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J., Srholec, M. and B. Verspagen, 2010, 'The Role of Innovation in Development', Review of Economics and Institutions, vol. 1, No. 2,
Article 2, Link at publisher

 

Crespi, G.A., Geuna, A., Nomaler, Ö and B. Verspagen, 2010, 'University IPRs and knowledge transfer: is university ownership more efficient?', Economics of Innovation and New Technology, vol. 19, pp. 627-648, Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2010, 'The spatial hierarchy of technological change and economic development in Europe', Annals of Regional Science, vol. 45, pp. 109-131, Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J., Mowery, D.C. and B. Verspagen, 2009, 'The evolution of Norway's national innovation system', Science and Public Policy, vol. 36, pp. 431-444, Link at publisher/DOI

Nuvolari, A. and B. Verspagen, 2009, 'Technical choice, innovation, and British steam engineering, 1800–50', Economic History Review, vol. 62, pp. 685-710, Link at publisher/DOI

Los, B. and B. Verspagen, 2009, 'Localized innovation, localized diffusion and the environment: an analysis of reductions of CO2 emissions by passenger cars', Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol. 19, pp. 507-526, Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2009, 'The use of modeling tools for policy in evolutionary environments', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 76, pp. 453-461, Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen, 2009, 'Innovation studies—The emerging structure of a new scientific field', Research Policy, vol. 38, pp. 218-233, Link at publisher/DOI

Fontana, R., Nuvolari, A. & B. Verspagen, 2009, Mapping technological trajectories as patent citation networks. An application to data communication standards, Economics of Innovation and new Technology, vol. 18, pp. 311 – 336. Link at publisher/DOI

Nomaler, O & B. Verspagen, 2008, Knowledge Flows, Patent Citations and the Impact of Science on Technology, Economic Systems Research, vol. 20, pp. 339 – 366. Link at publisher/DOI

P. Criscuolo and B. Verspagen, 2008, 'Does it matter where patent citations come from? Inventor vs. examiner citations in European patent, Research Policy, vol. 37, pp. 1892-1908. Link at publisher/DOI

Gambardella, A., Harhoff, D. and B. Verspagen, 2008, 'The value of European patents', European Management Review, vol. 5, pp. 69-84. Link at publisher/DOI

Taanman, M., Groot, A. de, Kemp, R. and B. Verspagen, 2008, ' Diffusion paths for micro cogeneration using hydrogen in the Netherlands', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 16, issue 1, supplement 1, pp. S142-132. Link at publisher/DOI

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 2007, 'Self-organization of R&D search in complex technology spaces', Journal of Economic Integration and Coordination, vol. 2, pp. 195-210. Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J., and B. Verspagen, 2007, 'Innovation, Growth and Economic Development: Have the Conditions for Catch-Up changed?', International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, vol. 1, pp. 13 - 33. Link at publisher/DOI

Nuvolari, A. and B. Verspagen (2007), 'Lean's Engine Reporter and the Development of the Cornish Engine: A Reappraisal', Transactions of the Newcomen Society, vol. 77, pp. 167-189.

Paola Giuria, Myriam Mariani, Stefano Brusoni, Gustavo Crespic, Dominique Francoz, Alfonso Gambardella, Walter Garcia-Fontes, Aldo Geuna, Raul Gonzales, Dietmar Harhoff, Karin Hoisl, Christian Le Bas, Alessandra Luzzi, Laura Magazzini, Lionel Nesta, Önder Nomaler, Neus Palomeras, Pari Patel, Marzia Romanelli and Bart Verspagen (2007), Inventors and invention processes in Europe: Results from the PatVal-EU survey, Research Policy, vol. 36, pp. 1107-1127. Link at publisher/DOI

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 2007, The size distribution of innovations revisited: an application of extreme value statistics to citation and value measures of patent significance, Journal of Econometrics, vol. 139, pp. 318-339. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2007, Mapping Technological Trajectories as Patent Citation Networks: a Study on the History of Fuel Cell Research, Advances in Complex Systems, vol. 10, pp. 93-115. Link at publisher/DOI

Ptasinkski, K., M.N. Koymans & B. Verspagen, 2007, 'Performance of the Dutch Energy Sector Based on Energy, Exergy and Extended Exergy Accounting', Energy Journal, vol. 31, pp. 3135-3144. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2006, 'University Research, Intellectual Property Rights and European Innovation Systems', Journal of Economic Surveys, vol. 20, pp. 607-632. Link at publisher/DOI

Los, B. and B. Verspagen, 2006, 'The evolution of productivity gaps and specialization patterns', Metroeconomica, vol. 57, pp. 464-493. Link at publisher/DOI

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 2005, ‘A Percolation Model of Innovation in Complex Technology Spaces’, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol. 29, pp. 225-244. Link at publisher/DOI

Criscuolo, P., Narula, R. and B. Verspagen, 2005, ‘The role of home and host country innovation systems in R&D internationalisation: a patent citation analysis’, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, vol. 14, pp. 417-433. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B. and W. Schoenmakers, 2004, ‘The Spatial Dimension of Patenting by Multinational Firms in Europe’, Journal of Economic Geography, vol 4, pp. 23-42. Link at publisher/DOI

Duysters, G and B. Verspagen, 2004, ‘The Small Worlds of Strategic Technology Alliances’, Technovation, vol. 24, pp. 563-571. Link at publisher/DOI

B. Verspagen and C. Werker, 2004, ‘Keith Pavitt and the Invisible College of the Economics of Technology and Innovation’, Research Policy, vol. 33, pp. 1419‑1431. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2004, ‘Structural Change and Technology. A Long View’, Revue Économique, vol. 55, 6, pp. 1099-1125.

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 2003, ‘Breaking the Waves: a Poisson Regression Approach to Schumpeterian Clustering of Basic Innovations’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, vol. 27, pp. 671-693. Link at publisher/DOI

Cappelen, A., Castellacci, F., Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen, 2003, ‘The Impact of EU Regional Support on Growth and Convergence in the European Union’, Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 41, pp. 641-644. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B. and C. Werker, 2003, ‘The Invisible College of The Economics of Innovation and Technological Change’, Estudios De Economía Aplicada, vol. 21 (3), pp. 203‑220. Link at publisher/DOI

Bekkers, R., Verspagen, B. & J. Smits, 2002, ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Standardization: The Case of GSM’, Telecommunications Policy, vol. 26, pp. 171-188. Link at publisher/DOI

Bekkers, R., Duysters, G and B. Verspagen, 2002, ‘Intellectual Property Rights, Strategic Technology Agreements and Market Structure. The case of GSM, Research Policy, vol. 31, pp. 1141-1161. Link at publisher/DOI

Marsili, O. and B. Verspagen, 2002, ‘Technology and the dynamics of industrial structures: an empirical mapping of Dutch manufacturing’, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 11, pp. 791-815. Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen, 2002, ‘Technology‑gaps, Innovation‑diffusion and Transformation: an Evolutionary Interpretation’, Research Policy, vol. 31, pp. 1291‑1304. Link at publisher/DOI

Maurseth, P.-B. and B. Verspagen, 2002, ‘Knowledge Spillovers in Europe. A Patent Citations Analysis’, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol. 104, pp. 531-545. Link at publisher/DOI

Courvisanos, J. and B. Verspagen, 2002, Innovation and Investment in Capitalist Economies 1870-2000: Kaleckian Dynamics and Evolutionary Life Cycles, Investigación Económica, LXII, no. 242, 2002, pp. 33-81.

Caniëls, M.C.J. and B. Verspagen, 2001, ‘Barriers to knowledge spillovers and regional convergence in an evolutionary model’, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 11, pp. 307-329. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2001, ‘Evolutionary Macroeconomics: A Synthesis Between neo-Schumpeterian and post-Keynesian lines of thought’, Electronic Journal of Evolutionary Modeling and Economic Dynamics, do*****ent no. 1007, http://www.e‑jemed.org/1007/index.php

B. Los and B. Verspagen, 2000, ‘R&D Spillovers and Productivity: Evidence from U.S. Manufacturing Microdata’, Empirical Economics, vol. 25, pp. 127-148. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2000, ‘The role of large multinationals in the Dutch technology infrastructure. A Patent citation analysis’, Scientometrics, vol. 47, pp. 427-448. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1999, ‘Technologische Kennis als Economisch Goed’, Tijdschrift voor Politieke Ekonomie, jg. 22, no. 1, pp. 26-48 (edited version of inaugural lecture Eindhoven University of Technology).

Dalum, B., Laursen, K. and B. Verspagen, 1999, ‘Does Specialization Matter for Growth?’, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 8, pp. 267-288. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B. and I. De Loo, 1999, ‘Technology Spillovers between Sectors and over Time’, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 60, pp. 215-235. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1999, ‘Large firms and knowledge flows in the Dutch R&D system. A case study of Philips Electronics’, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 211-233. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1997, ‘Estimating International Technology Spillovers Using Technology Flow Matrices’, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, 133, 226-248. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B. and K. Wakelin, 1997, ‘Trade and Technology from a Schumpeterian perspective’, International review of applied economics, 11, no. 2, 181-194. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1997, ‘Measuring Intersectoral Technology Spillovers: Estimates from the European and US Patent Office Databases, Economic Systems Research, 9, pp. 47-65. Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J., B. Verspagen and M. Caniëls, 1997, ‘Technology, Growth and Unemployment across European Regions’, Regional Studies, 31, no. 5, 457-466. Link at publisher/DOI

Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen, 1996, ‘Heading for divergence? Regional growth in Europe reconsidered’, Journal of common market studies, vol. 34, 431-448.

G. Silverberg and B. Verspagen, 1995, ‘Long Term Cyclical Variations of Catching Up and Falling Behind. An Evolutionary Model’, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol 5, 209-227 (reprinted in Dopfer, K., 1996, The Global Dimension of Economic Evolution, Heidelberg: Physica Verlag, 29-48). Link at publisher/DOI

B. Amable, and B. Verspagen, 1995, ‘The Role of Technology in Market Share Dynamics’, Applied Economics, 27, 197-204. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B. 1995, ‘Convergence in the Global Economy. A Broad Historical Viewpoint’, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol 6, 143-165. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B. 1995, ‘R&D and Productivity. A Broad cross-section cross-country look’, The Journal of Productivity Analysis, vol 6, 117-135. Link at publisher/DOI

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 1994, ‘Collective Learning, Innovation and Growth in a Boundedly Rational, Evolutionary World’, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol 4, 207-226. Link at publisher/DOI

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 1994, ‘Learning, Innovation and Economic Growth. A Long Run Model of Industrial Dynamics’, Industrial and Corporate Change, 3, 199-224. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1993, ‘Endogene Technologische Innovatie in Neo-Klassieke Groeitheorie. Een Overzicht’ (Endogenous innovation in neo-classical growth theory. A survey, in Dutch), Tijdschrift voor Politieke Economie, 16 (2), pp. 39-55.

Verspagen, B., 1992, ‘Endogenous Innovation in Neo-Classical Growth Models: A Survey’, Journal of Macroeconomics, vol. 14, no. 4 (Fall), pp 631-662. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1991, ‘A New Empirical Approach to Catching Up or Falling Behind’, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol 2, No. 2, pp. 359-380. Link at publisher/DOI

Kleinknecht, A. and B. Verspagen, 1990, ‘Dutch Foreign Trade and the Neo-technology Hypothesis’, De Economist, vol. 138, no. 1, pp. 73-77. Link at publisher/DOI

Kleinknecht, A. and B. Verspagen, 1990, ‘Demand and Innovation: Schmookler Re-examined’, Research Policy, vol 19, pp. 387-394. Link at publisher/DOI

Pfann, G.A. and B. Verspagen, 1989, ‘The Structure of Adjustment Costs for Labor in the Dutch Manufacturing Sector’, Economics Letters, vol. 29, pp. 365-371. Link at publisher/DOI

Kleinknecht, A. and B. Verspagen, 1989, ‘R&D and Market Structure: the Impact of Measurement and Aggregation Problems’, Small Business Economics, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 297-301. Link at publisher/DOI

Books and edited volumes

Fagerberg, J., Mowery, D.C. and B. Verspagen (eds.), 2009, Innovation, Path dependency and Policy. The Norwegian case, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fagerberg, J., Guerrieri, P. and B. Verspagen, (eds.), 1999, The Economic Challenge to Europe. Adapting to Innovation Based Growth, Aldershot: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Fagerberg, J., Verspagen, B. and N. Von Tunzelmann (eds), 1994, The Dynamics of Technology, Trade and Growth, Aldershot: Edward Elgar.

Verspagen, B., 1993, Uneven Growth Between Interdependent Economies. An Evolutionary View on Technology Gaps, Trade and Growth (published form of PhD dissertation), Aldershot: Avebury.

Publications in academic books/edited volumes


Farla, K., Guadagno, F. & B. Verspagen, 2015, Industrial Policy in the European Union, in: Felipe, J. (ed.), Development and Modern Industrial Policy in Practice. Issues and Country Experiences, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 346-396

Fagerberg, J. & B. Verspagen, 2015, 'One Europe or Several? Causes and Consequences of the European Stagnation', in: Fagerberg, J., Laestadius, S. & B.R. Martin (eds), The Triple Challenge for Europe Economic Development, Climate Change, and Governance, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp.

Fagerberg, J., Srholec, M. &  B. Verspagen, 2010, Innovation and Economic Development, in: Hall, B. H. and Rosenberg, N. (eds), Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 833 - 872

B. Verspagen, 2008, 'Challenged Leadership or Renewed Vitality? The Netherlands', in Edquist, C. & L. Hommen (eds), Small Country Innovation Systems. Globalization, Change and Policy in Asia and Europe, Aldershot: Edward Elgar, pp. 319 - 354

Los, B. and B. Verspagen, 2007, 'Technology Spillovers and their Impact on productivity', in: H. Hanusch & A. Pyka (eds), Elgar Companion to neo-Schumpeterian Economics, Aldershot: Edward Elgar, pp. 574-593.

Verspagen, B., 2007, Innovation and Economic Growth: A Schumpeterian Legacy and Agenda, in: F. Malerba & S. Brusoni (eds), Perspectives on Innovation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 42-63.

Ho, M.C. and B. Verspagen, 2006, 'The role of national borders and regions in knowledge flows', in: Lorenz, E. & B-A Lundvall (eds), How Europe's economies learn, Oxford: Oford University Press, pp. 50-79.

Verspagen, B., 2006, 'Small worlds and technology networks: the case of European research collaboration', in: Caloghirou, Y., Constantelou, A. and N.S. Vonortas (eds), Knowledge Flows in European Industry, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 299-318.

Nuvolari, A., Verspagen, B. & N. von Tunzelmann, 2006, 'The diffusion of the steam engine in eighteenth-century Britain', in: Pyka, A. & H. Hanusch (eds), Applied Evolutionary Economics and the Knowledge-Based Economy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 166-200.

Meister, C. and B. Verspagen, 2006, 'European Productivity Gaps: Is R&D the Solution?', in: Mundschenck, S., Stierle, M.H., Stierle-von Schütz, U. & I. Traistaru (eds), Competitiveness and Growth in Europe. Lessons and Policy Implications for the Lisbon Strategy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 179-201.

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 2005, ‘Evolutionary Theorizing on Economic Growth’, in: K. Dopfer (ed.), The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics, Cambridge University Press, pp. 506 - 539.

Verspagen, B., 2004, Innovation and Economic Growth, in: Fagerberg, J., Mowery, D.C. and Nelson, R.R. (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 487-513, and Italian translation of this: Innovazione e crescita economica, in: Fagerberg, J., Mowery, D.C. and Nelson, R.R. (eds), Innovazione. Imprese, industrie, economie, Roma: Carocci editore, pp. 241-270

Verspagen, B., 2004, ‘Çrescimento e integração europeia’, in: Salavisa Lança, I., Suleman, F. and de Fátima Ferreiro, M. (Eds), Portugal ea Sociedade do Conhecimento, CELTA: Eoreias, pp. 5 - 28.

Courvisanos, J. and B. Verspagen, 2004, Innovation and Investment in Capitalist Economies 1870-2000: Kaleckian Dynamics and Evolutionary Life Cycles, in: Wray, L.L. and M. Forstater (eds), Contemporary Post Keynesian Analysis, Edward Elgar: Aldershot, pp. 205-226.

Verspagen, B., 2003, ‘Changement Structurel et technologie: mise en perspective’, in: Archambault, E. et Boëda, M. (éds), Compabilité Nationale. Mesure de la nouvelle économie, Economica: Paris.

Verspagen, B., 2003, ‘Intellectual Property Rights in the World Economy’, in: O. Granstrand (ed.), Economics, Law and Intellectual Property. Seeking Strategies for Research and Teaching in a Developing Field, Boston etc.: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 489-518.

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 2003, ‘Long Memory and Economic Growth in the World Economy Since the 19th Century, Lecture Notes in Physics, vol. 612, Berlin, etc.: Springer Verlag, pp. 270-285.

Caniëls, M.C.J. and B. Verspagen, 2003, ‘Spatial Distance in a technology Gap Model’, in: Fingleton, B. (ed.), European Regional Growth (Series: Advances in Spatial Science), Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 159-182.

Cappelen, Å, Castellacci, F., Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen, 2003, ‘Regional Disparities in Income and Unemployment in Europe’, in: Fingleton, B. (ed.), European Regional Growth (Series: Advances in Spatial Science), Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 332-350.

Verspagen, B., 2003, ‘Wachstum und Strukturwandel: Trends, Muster und Politikoptionen’, in: Gries, T., Jungmittag, A. and P.J.J. Welfens, Neue Wachtums- und Innovationspolitik in Deutschland und Europa, Heidelberg: Physica Verlag, pp. 91-116.

Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen, 2000, ‘Productivity, R&D Spillovers and Trade’, in: B. Van Ark, S.K. Kuipers and G. Kuper, Productivity, Technology and Economic Growth, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 345-360.

Verspagen, B., 1999, ‘A Global Perspective on Technology and Economic Performance, and the Implications for the Post-Socialist Countries’, in: Dyker, D.A. and S. Radosevic (eds.), ‘Innovation and Structural Change in Post-Socialist Countries: A Quantitative Approach’, Dordrecht: Kluwer Publishers, pp. 27-44.

Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen, 1999, ‘Modern Capitalism in the 1970s and 1980s’, in: Setterfield, M. (ed.), Growth, Employment and Inflation. Essays in Honour of John Cornwall, London: Macmillan Press.

Fagerberg, J., Guerrieri, P. and B. Verspagen, 1999, ‘Europe - A Long View’, Introductory chapter in: Fagerberg, J., Guerrieri, P. and B. Verspagen, (eds.), 1999, The Economic Challenge to Europe. Adapting to Innovation Based Growth, Aldershot: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 1-20.

Dalum, B., Freeman, C., Simonetti, R., Von Tunzelmann, N. and B. Verspagen, 1999, ‘Europe and the Information and Communications Technologies Revolution’, Chapter 5 in: Fagerberg, J., Guerrieri, P. and B. Verspagen, (eds.), 1999, The Economic Challenge to Europe. Adapting to Innovation Based Growth, Aldershot: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 106-129.

Cappelen, A., Fagerberg, J. and B. Verspagen, 1999, ‘Lack of regional Convergence’, Chapter 6 in: Fagerberg, J., Guerrieri, P. and B. Verspagen, (eds.), 1999, The Economic Challenge to Europe. Adapting to Innovation Based Growth, Aldershot: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 1-20.

Maurseth, P.-B. and B. Verspagen, 1999, ‘Europe: One or Several Systems of Innovation? An Analysis based on Patent Citations’, chapter 7 in: Fagerberg, J., Guerrieri, P. and B. Verspagen, (eds.), 1999, The Economic Challenge to Europe. Adapting to Innovation Based Growth, Aldershot: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 1-20.

Verspagen, B., 1999, ‘European ‘Regional Clubs’: Do They Exist, and Where Are They Heading? On Economic and Technological Differences between European Regions’, in: Adams, J. and F. Pigliaru (eds), Economic Growth and Change. National and Regional Patterns of Convergence and Divergence, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 236-256.

Verspagen, B. and J. Fagerberg, 1998, ‘Integrazione e divergenza tra le regioni europee’, in: P. Guerrieri and M. Pianta (Eds), Tecnologia, Crescita e Occupazione, Napoli: CUEN.

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 1998, ‘Economic Growth and Economic Evolution: A Modelling Perspective’, in: Schweitzer, F. And G. Silverberg (Eds), Evolution and Self-Organization in Economics, Jahrbuch für Komplexität in den Natur-, Sozial und Geisteswissenschaften, Band 9, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 1998, ‘Economic Growth as an Evolutionary Process’, in: Lesourne, J. and A. Orléan (eds), Advances in Self-Organization and Evolutionary Economics, London: Economica, pp. 265-296.

Van Essen, M. and B. Verspagen, 1998, ‘Technology Characteristics of the Dutch Economy’, in: R. van Hoesel and R. Narula (eds), Multinational Enterprises from the Netherlands, London: Routledge, pp. 61-83.

G. Silverberg and B. Verspagen, 1997, ‘The Selection of Behavioral Conventions in an Evolutionary Model of Economic Dynamics’, in: Fang, F. and M. Sanglier (eds), Complexity and Self-Organization in Social and Economic Systems, Berlin: Springer Verlag, pp. 196-214.

Silverberg, G. and B. Verspagen, 1997, ‘Economic Growth: An Evolutionary Perspective’, in: J. Reijnders (ed.), Economics and Evolution, Aldershot: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Verspagen, B. and K. Wakelin, 1997, ‘Technology, Employment and Trade: Perspectives on European Integration’, in: Fagerberg, J., Hansson, P., Lundberg, L., and A. Melchior (eds), Technology and International Trade, Aldershot: Edward Elgar, pp. 56-74.

G. Silverberg and B. Verspagen, 1996, ‘From the Artificial to the Endogenous: Modeling Evolutionary Adaptation and Economic Growth’, in: E. Helmstädter and M. Perlman (eds), Behavioral Norms, Technological Progress, and Economic Dynamics. Studies in Schumpeterian Economics, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, pp. 331-371.

Verspagen, B., 1996, ‘Technology Indicators and Economic Growth in the European Area: Some Empirical Evidence’, in: B. Van Ark and N. Crafts (eds), Comparative Experience of Economic Growth in Postwar Europe, Cambridge UP: Cambridge, pp. 215-243.

Fagerberg, J., Verspagen, B. and N. Von Tunzelmann, 1994, ‘The Economics of Convergence and Divergence: An Overview’, in Fagerberg, J., Verspagen, B. and N. Von Tunzelmann (eds), The Dynamics of Technology, Trade and Growth, Aldershot: Edward Elgar.

E. Beelen and B. Verspagen, 1994, ‘The Role of Convergence in Trade and Sectoral Growth’, in Fagerberg, J., Verspagen, B and N. Von Tunzelmann (eds), The Dynamics of Technology, Trade and Growth, Aldershot: Edward Elgar.

Soete, L. and B. Verspagen, 1994, ‘Competing for Growth: The Dynamics of Technology Gaps’, in: L.L. Pasinetti and R.M. Solow (eds), Economic Growth and the Structure of Long-Term Development, New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Verspagen B., 1994, ‘Technology and Growth: The Complex Dynamics of Convergence and Divergence’, in: Silverberg, G. and Soete, L. (eds), The Economics of Growth and Technical Change, Aldershot: Edward Elgar, 1994.
Soete, L. and B. Verspagen, 1993, ‘Convergenza e divergenza tra le economie avanzate’ (Convergence and divergence of advanced economies, in Italian), Economia e Politica Industriale, No. 79, September.

Verspagen, B., 1993, ‘Trade and Knowledge Spill-overs in an Evolutionary Model of Growth Rate Differentials’, in: Wagner, A. (ed.), Dezentrale Entscheidungsfindung bei externen Effekten, Tübingen: Francke Verlag, pp. 189-218.

Soete, L. and B. Verspagen, 1993, ‘Technology and Growth. The Complex Dynamics of Catching Up, Falling Behind and Taking Over’, in: Pilat, D., Szirmai, E. and B. van Ark (eds), Explaining Economic Growth, Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 101-127.

Verspagen, B., 1992, ‘An Evolutionary Approach to Why Growth Rates Differ’, in: Blaas, W. and J. Foster (eds.), The Mixed Economies In Europe, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 272-295.

Soete, L. and B. Verspagen, 1991, ‘Recent Comparative Trends in Technology Indicators in the OECD Area’, in: Technology and Productivity. The Challenge for Economic Policy, Paris, OECD.

Verspagen, B., 1989, ‘Localized Technological Change, Factor Substitution and the Productivity Slowdown’, in: Freeman, C. and L. Soete (eds), New Explorations in the Economics of Technological Change, London: Pinter, pp. 193-211.

Publications in policy related journals and research reports

B. Verspagen, 2015, 'Technological change, structural transformation and economic growth', chapter 2 in Industrial Development Report 2016. The role of technology and innovation in inclusive and sustainable industrial Development, UNIDO, Vienna, pp. 21-48 (the report does not attribute authorship specifically to the chapter).


Avenyo, E.K., C.-L. Chien, Hollanders, H., Marins, L., Schaaper, M. & B. Verspagen, 2015, 'Tracking trends in innovation and mobility', chapter 2 in UNESCO Science Report. Towards 2030, pp. 56-83.


Frenken. K., Kleinkecht, A. and B. Verspagen, 2013, 'Innovatie Canon', Economisch Statistische Berichten, no. 4656, pp. 184-187.

Verspagen, B., 2010, 'Ooggetuigen: Het Afrikaanse equivalent van de euro', Economisch Statistische Berichten, no. 4592, pp. 532-533.


Soete, L. en B. Verspagen, 2009, "Reactie op: Indicatoren voor innovatie zijn contraproductief", Economisch Statistische Berichten, no. 4538 (9 januari), pp. 92-93.

Van der Steen, M. en B. Verspagen, 2008. 'Het verzilveren van universitaire kennis', Economisch Statistische Berichten, no. 4537 (13 juni), pp. 326-329.

B. Verspagen, 2006. 'Verder achterop in de kenniseconomie', Tijdschrift voor Openbare Financiën, vol. 37, pp. 264-267.

Soete, L., Verspagen, B., 2005, Innovatie in Nederland: de markt faalt, de overheid draalt, Economisch Statistische Berichten, no. 4450, 14 januari 2005.

Verspagen, B., 2001, ‘Economic Growth and Technological Change: An Evolutionary Interpretation’, OECD Directorate for Science, technology and Industry, STI Working Papers, 2001/1

Verspagen, B. (ed.), Technology, Economic Integration and Social Cohesion: The Policy Challenges, Policy Report of the TSER Project ‘Technology, Economic Integration and Social Cohesion’, Maastricht, August 1999.

Verspagen, B., 1999, ‘The Economic Importance of Patents’, paper prepared for the WIPO Arab regional Symposium on the Economic Importance of Intellectual Property Rights, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, February 22-24, 1999.

Verspagen, B., 1999, ‘The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in technology Transfer’, paper prepared for the WIPO Arab regional Symposium on the Economic Importance of Intellectual Property Rights, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, February 22-24, 1999.

Verspagen, B. and H. Hollanders, 1998, ‘De Nederlandse Innovatie-achterstand’ (Comment), in Economisch Statistische Berichten, 10-4-1998, pp. 290-291.

Essen, M. van and B. Verspagen, 1997, STEMMING 4. De Nederlandse technologische positie: de specialisatie in high-tech handel (The Dutch technological position: specialization in high-tech trade, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Essen, M. van and B. Verspagen, 1997, ‘De Nederlandse deelname aan Europese Framework Programmes, 1988-1997 (Dutch participation in European Framework Programmes, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Slabbers, M. and B. Verspagen, 1996, ‘De Nederlandse deelname aan Europese Framework Programmes, 1988-1995 (Dutch participation in European Framework Programmes, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Slabbers, M. and B. Verspagen, 1996, STEMMING 3. De Nederlandse technologische positie: de rol van de publieke kennisinfrastructuur (The Dutch technological position: the role of the publis knowledge infrastructure, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

R.J.W. Tijssen, B. Verspagen, Th. N. van Leeuwen and M. Slabbers, 1996, Het Nederlands Observatorium van Wetenschap en Technologie. Wetenschaps- en technologie-Indicatoren 1996 (The Dutch Observatory for Science and Technology. Science and Technology Indicators 1996, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Education and Science.

Slabbers, M. and B. Verspagen, 1995, ‘STEMMING 2. De Nederlandse technologische positie en de invloed van globalisering’ (The Dutch technological position and the impact of globalization, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Slabbers, M. and B. Verspagen, 1995, ‘De Nederlandse deelname aan Europese Framework Programmes, 1988-1994 (Dutch participation in European Framework Programmes, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

B. Verspagen, M. Lankhuizen, M. Oude Wansink, M. Slabbers and E. Steinmueller, 1995, ‘Technologie en werkgelegenheid. Vier facetten studies’ (Technology and employment, four case studies, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

M. Slabbers and B. Verspagen, 1995, ‘De technologie positie van de Nederlandse economie in internationaal perspectief (The Dutch technological position in an international perspective, in Dutch), in: A.F.A Korsten, A.F.M. Bertrand and J.M.L.M Soeters (eds), Internationaal vergelijkend onderzoek, Den Haag: VUGA.

B. Verspagen, E. Roelofs and F. Kluytmans, 1995, Technologie in economisch perspectief (Technology from an economic perspective, in Dutch), in: H. Achterhuis, R. Smits, J. Geurts, A. Rip, E. Roelofs (eds), Technologie en Samenleving, Leuven/Apeldoorn: Garant.

Duysters, G. and B. Verspagen, 1994, ‘Internationalisering van Technologische Activiteiten’ (Globalization of Technological Activities, in Dutch), Economisch Statistische Berichten, 22 September 1994.

Slabbers, M. and B. Verspagen, 1994, ‘STEMMING 1. Een beoordeling van de Nederlandse technologische positie op basis van kwantitatieve indicatoren’ (An assessment of the Dutch technological position on the basis of quantitative indicators, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

F. Corvers, R. Hassink, M. Slabbers and B. Verspagen, 1994, ‘Monotoring technology policy in Europe’, report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

R.J.W. Tijssen, B. Verspagen, Th. N. van Leeuwen and M. Slabbers, 1994, Het Nederlands Observatorium van Wetenschap en Technologie. Wetenschaps- en technologie-Indicatoren 1994 (The Dutch Observatory for Science and Technology. Science and Technology Indicators 1994, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Education and Science.

Contributor to The European Report on Science and Technology Indicators, Brussels, European Commission, DG XII, 1994 (preparation of Statistical Annex, text contributions to Chapters 1-3).

Soete, L. and B. Verspagen, 1993, ‘Europa en de Uitdagingen voor Technologie en Innovatie’ (Europe and the challenges for Technology and Innovation, in Dutch), in: Kremers, J.J.M. (eds.), Anticiperen op Europa: Uitdagingen voor het Financieel-Economisch Beleid van Nederland, Academic Service: Schoonhoven, pp. 249-270.

Soete, L. and B. Verspagen, 1993, ‘De Technologische Positie van de Nederlandse Industrie’ (The technological position of Dutch manufacturing, in Dutch), Economisch Statistische Berichten, 3 Maart 1993, No. 3900, pp. 196-200.

Soete, L. and B. Verspagen, 1993, ‘Onderwijs en Onderzoek: Voedingsbodem voor Groei’ (Education and research: foundations for growth, in Dutch), Economisch Statistische Berichten, 22 September 1993, No. 3929, pp. 876-879.

Verspagen, B., 1993, ‘Competing for Growth: Some Notes on the Evolution of Technology Gaps’, in: A. Inzelt (ed.), Innovation, Competition, Competitiveness, Budapest: IKU, pp. 37-51.

Caniëls, M.C.J. and B. Verspagen, 1992, ‘R&D-intensiteit bij Bedrijven: Hoopvol of Zorgwekkend?’ (R&D-intensity in Dutch Firms: Hope or Fear?, in Dutch), Economisch Statistische Berichten, 7 oktober 1992, No. 3880, pp. 978-9.

Limpens, I., Verspagen, B. and E. Beelen, 1992, Technology Policy in Eight European Countries: A Comparison, MERIT, report for the ministry of Economic Affairs of The Netherlands.

Soete, L., and B. Verspagen, 1992, METING 3. Een Overzicht uit de Databank ter Beoordeling van de Nederlandse Technologie- en Wetenschapspositie (An Overview of the Dutch International Science and Technology position, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Soete, L. and B. Verspagen, 1992, ‘Convergentie en divergentie in technologie, METING 4’ (technological convergence and divergence, in Dutch), report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Soete, L. and B. Verspagen, 1992, ‘To Be or Not to Be Dutch’ (in Dutch, with English title), Economisch Statistische Berichten, 2 September 1992, No. 3875, pp. 848-9.

Dankbaar, B., Van Dijk, T., Soete, L. and B. Verspagen, 1991, Technologie en Wetenschapsbeleid in Veranderende Ekonomische Theorievorming, (Science and Technology Policy in the Light of Changing Economic Theory, in Dutch), Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (Scientific Council for Government Policy), Voorstudies en Achtergronden Technologiebeleid, T5, Den Haag: SDU Uitgeverij.

Verspagen, B., 1989, INSTIR-evaluatie: de 100-uren grens en het M(K)B; een commentaar op B. Nooteboom, (Evaluation of the Dutch R&D Subsidy System: The Implications for Medium and Small Sized Firms. A Comment, in Dutch), Maandschrift Economie, jg. 53, no. 2, pp. 150-153.

Verspagen, B., 1988, Militaire Aktiviteiten en Werkgelegenheid in Zuid Limburg. Een Input-Output benadering, (Military Activities and Employment in the Southern Part of the Provence of Limburg. An Input Output Analysis, in Dutch), Maastricht: Wetenschapswinkel RL.

Kleinknecht, A., and B. Verspagen, 1987, R&D en Concurrentievermogen, (R&D and Competiveness, in Dutch), Economisch Statistische Berichten, jg. 72, no. 3601, pp. 343-345


Book reviews, comments, etc.

Soete, L. and B. Verspagen, 2010, 'Remembering Christopher Freeman's work at MERIT', African Journal on Science, Technology, Innovation, and Development, vol. 2, pp. 175-183.

Windrum, P. and B. Verspagen, 2009, Introduction to a Special Issue on the regional Dimensions of Innovation, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol. 20, pp. 161-162. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 2004, book review of A.B. Jaffe and M. Trajtenberg, Editors, Patents, Citations & Innovations: A Window on the Knowledge Economy, MIT Press, 2002, in Research Policy, vol. 33, pp. 1709-1711. Link at publisher/DOI

Szirmai, A. and B. Verspagen, 2003, Introduction to a Special Issue on Technology and the Economy, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol. 14, pp. 361-364. Link at publisher/DOI

Los, B. and B. Verspagen, 2002, ‘An Introduction to the Analysis of Systems of Innovation: Scientific and Technological Interdependencies’, Economic Systems Research, vol. 14, pp. 315-322 (introduction to a special issue of the journal). Link at publisher/DOI

Landesmann, M. and B. Verspagen, 2000, ‘Economic Growth, Trade and Technology ’, introduction to a special issue of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 11 (4), pp. 367-370. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B. 1998, 'Introduction to a special issue on the Evolutionary Analysis of Technological Change', Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol. 9, pp. 1-3. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1998, ‘The Analysis and Measurement of Economic Growth’, book review of two books by Angus Maddison, The Review of Income and Wealth, 44, 143-149. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1996, ‘On technological convergence among countries. A comment on Patel and Pavitt’, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 5, pp. 897-901. Link at publisher/DOI

Translation from Dutch to English of J. van Gelderen, ‘Springtide. Reflections on Industrial Development and Price Movements’, in: C. Freeman (ed.), 1996, Long Wave Theory, Aldershot: Edward Elgar (original reference in Dutch: J. Fedder (pseudonym for J. van Gelderen), ‘Springvloed. Beschouwingen over Industrieele Ontwikkeling en prijsbeweging’, De Nieuwe Tijd, 1913 (appeared in three separate issues).

Verspagen, B., 1995, ‘Catch-up and convergence: on the pitfalls of the social capability to catch up. A comment on Bruno Amable’, International Review of Applied Economics, vol 9, 96-7. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1994, Book Review of ‘Competitiveness, Convergence and International Specialization’, by Dollar, D. and E.N. Wolff, Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1993, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol XXXII (June), 727-729.

Verspagen, B., 1993, Book Review of ‘Technological and Social Factors in Long Term Fluctuations’ by Di Matteo, M., Goodwin, R.M. and A. Vercelli (eds.), New York/Berlin: Springer Verlag, 1989, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol 4. Link at publisher/DOI

Verspagen, B., 1992, Comment on ‘Great Depressions as Transitional Phases within the Capitalist Mode of Production’ by Thomas Kuczynski, in: Kleinknecht, A., Mandel, E. and I. Wallerstein (eds.), 1992, New Findings in Long Wave Research, Macmillan.

Verspagen, B., 1990, ‘De Lange Golf in de Ekonomie’ (Conference report, in Dutch), Tijdschrift voor Politieke Ekonomie, jg. 12, no. 3, pp. 141-145.

Verspagen, B., 1990, ‘Lange Golven: Kondratiev Overtroffen’ (Book review of ‘Long Waves in Economic Development’ by J. Reijnders, Gower, 1990; in Dutch), Tijdschrift voor Politieke Ekonomie, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 112-117.

Verspagen, B., 1990, ‘Regional Dynamics, Technological Change and Long Run Fluctuations: A Comment’, Tinbergen Institute Research Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 217-219.

Verspagen, B., 1989, ‘Ups and Downs - The Long Wave Debate’ (Conference report), Futures, vol. 21, no. 3 (June), pp. 295-297. Link at publisher/DOI


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