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Jasper Dekkers (1977) is Assistant Professor in Spatial Informatics and Spatial Economics at the School of Business and Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the SPINlab, Centre for Research and Education on Spatial Information. His background is in Business Economics (specialization Accounting and Business Information Systems), Spatial Economics and Geographical Information Science & Systems (GIS).

He obtained his PhD in 2010 at the Vrije Universiteit.


Jasper's research interests cover a wide range of fields and applications. The common denominator is the use of GIS & spatial thinking. Examples of research fields where he has or has been active are: land use and real estate, externalities, (dis-)amenities and methods for spatial policy planning. His PhD dissertation focused on the explanation c.q. hedonic price modelling of land and house prices, in particular at the urban fringe, and on the use of these explanatory models for future land-use modelling.


GIS (MSc Spatial Economics), Geomarketing (MSc Marketing), Geologistics (MSc Transport & SCM), several courses in the UNIGIS postgraduate distance-learning programme, fielwork Earth & Economics, BSc & MSc Thesis supervision

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Research Output 2001 2018

Analysing and simulating urban density: Exploring the difference between policy ambitions and actual trends in the Netherlands

Koomen, E., Dekkers, J. E. C. & Broitman, D. Jan 2018 Spatial Analysis and Location Modeling in Urban and Regional Systems. Thill, J. C. (ed.). Berlin: Springer, p. 145-171 27 p. (Advances in Geographic Information Science Series)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

urban area
urban development
land use
residential development
urban growth

Cohort profile: the Geoscience and Health Cohort Consortium (GECCO) in the Netherlands

Timmermans, E. J., Lakerveld, J., Beulens, J. W. J., Boomsma, D. I., Kramer, S. E., Oosterman, M., Willemsen, G., Stam, M., Nijpels, G., Schuengel, C., Smit, J. H., Brunekreef, B., Dekkers, J. E. C., Deeg, D. J. H., Penninx, B. W. J. H. & Huisman, M. 9 Jun 2018 In : BMJ Open. 8, 6, p. 1-14 14 p., e021597

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Earth Sciences
Cohort Studies
Information Storage and Retrieval

Gentrification through the sale of rental housing? Evidence from Amsterdam

Rouwendal, J., Keus, A. & Dekkers, J. E. C. 2018 022/VIII ed., Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 29 p.(TI Discussion Paper Series; vol. 18, no. 022/VIII)

Research output: Working paper

Not urbanization level but socioeconomic, physical and social neighbourhood characteristics are associated with presence and severity of depressive and anxiety disorders

Generaal, E., Timmermans, E. J., Dekkers, J. E. C., Smit, J. H. & Penninx, B. W. J. H. 15 Mar 2018 In : Psychological Medicine. 48, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Depressive Disorder
Anxiety Disorders

Integration and policy simulations

Dekkers, J. E. C., Mohlmann, J. L. & Rouwendal, J. 2016 Skills and cities. Musterd, S., Bontje, B. & Rouwendal, J. (eds.). Oxon, UK: Routledge, p. 117-137

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2000 2016

  • 9 Lecture / Presentation

The price of Dutch (urban) design: Measuring the impact of neighbourhood layout on house values

Dekkers, J. (Speaker), de Groot, H. (Speaker), A. van den Brink (Speaker)
23 Aug 2016

Activity: ScientificLecture / Presentation

Towards an integrated approach for incorporating socio-economic and biophysical processes in local scale land-use modelling

Koomen, E. (Speaker), P. Rietveld (Speaker), Dekkers, J. (Speaker)
30 Aug 2011

Activity: ScientificLecture / Presentation

The impact of land use policy on urban fringe dynamics; evidence from the Netherlands

Koomen, E. (Speaker), Dekkers, J. (Speaker), P. Rietveld (Speaker)
2 Oct 2011

Activity: ScientificLecture / Presentation