Grad Students

Frank van der Wouden



Contact Information

Email    fvanderwouden@ucla.edu
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Frank is interested in the role of technological relatedness and inventor collaboration network structures on knowledge production and its uneven distribution across space. Frank examines the inventor collaboration network structures of U.S. cities to understand how these structures emerge, evolve and affect the localized knowledge production.

Fields of Study

Economic Geography
Spatial Economics
Innovation Studies
Regional Science
Social Network Analysis
Regional Development
Big data & data mining

Advisors

Prof. dr. David Rigby (Chair, UCLA Geography)
Prof. dr. Michael Storper (UCLA Urban Planning)
Prof. dr. Eric Sheppard (UCLA Geography)
Prof. dr. Jacob Foster (UCLA Sociology)
Prof. dr. Ron Boschma (CIRCLE, Utrecht University)

Awards


Center of Economic History - UCLA Economics Department - Student Grant Award
AAG Economic Geography Speciality Group - Travel Bursary
Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award
Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award
Prins Bernhard Fellow 

Fundatie Van Renswoude Fellow 
Marc de Smidt Master Thesis Awards - Best Thesis 2012 
Marc de Smidt Master Thesis Awards - Best Presentation 2012

Degrees

B.Sc - Human Geography and Urban Planning - Utrecht University 
Research M.Sc. - Human Geography and Urban Planning (Honors) - Utrecht University
C.Phil - Economic Geography - UCLA

Publications

van Oort, F. & T. de Graaff, H. Koster, H. Olden & F. van der Wouden (2013), "The city as the engine of growth: Theoretical exploration, empirical analysis and policy recommendations for the Randstad" (Policy recommendations for Ministry of Internal Affairs in The Netherlands)

Presentations

2016    Presentation at the Captain's Conference, The Hague, NL
2016    Article presentation at AAG Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA
2016    Article presentation at Geography of Innovation Conference, Toulouse, FR
2015    Article presentation at 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography, Oxford, UK
2015    Provide workshop at 3rd Geography of Network -  International Workshop, Utrecht, NL  [Invited]
2015    Article presentation at AAG Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA
2014    Article presentation at Geography of Innovation Conference, Utrecht, NL
2013    Article presentation at AAG Annual Meeting, New York, USA