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Dr. Maureen Lankhuizen is affiliated to the Department of Spatial Economics (VU Amsterdam). She studied economics at Maastricht University. After graduating in March 1994 she worked as a researcher/consultant in a number of research companies. In 2009 she obtained her Ph.D. from Radboud University Nijmegen with a dissertation on the determinants of foreign direct investments. Her research interests include regional development, trade and commodity flows, foreign direct investment, and quantitative research including input-output analysis and integrating datasets. She teaches various courses at the School of Business and Economics, and the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences at VU Amsterdam. She has also taught at the Amsterdam University College. 


Regional development, trade and commodity flows, foreign direct investment, and quantitative research including input-output analysis and integrating datasets.


  • Smart Specialisation for Regional Innovation, European Commission, FP7 Cooperation Programme
  • Sustainable Accessibility of the Randstad (SAR), NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
  • De Economische Verkenningen Metropoolregio Amsterdam (Economische Zaken Amsterdam/Kamer van Koophandel Amsterdam)


  • Coordinator BSc theses, Bachelor’s Earth and Economics (VU Amsterdam)
  • Supervisor MSc theses
  • Urban Economics, Bachelor’s Beta-gamma (Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam)
  • Introductory Economics, Bachelor’s Earth and Economics (VU Amsterdam)
  • Academic Skills, Bachelor’s Economics and Business (VU Amsterdam)
  • Regional Economics, Bachelor’s Economics and Business (VU Amsterdam)
  • Environmental and Resource Management, ( Amsterdam University College)

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direct investment Social Sciences
foreign investment Social Sciences
international trade Earth & Environmental Sciences
world trade Social Sciences
foreign direct investment Earth & Environmental Sciences
cultural difference Social Sciences
statistics Social Sciences
trade bloc Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2017

Amsterdam Metropolitan Area: A strong and resilient region

de Groot, H. L. F. & Lankhuizen, M. B. M., 2017

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteProfessional

New Measures of Regional Competitiveness in a Globalizing World

Los, B., Lankhuizen, M. B. M. & Thissen, M., 2017, The Empirical and Institutional Dimensions of Smart Specialisation. McCann, P., Van Oort, F. G. & Goddard, J. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 105-126 (Regions and Cities; no. 112)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Cultural distance and international trade: a non-linear relationship

Lankhuizen, M. B. M. & de Groot, H. L. F., 2016, In : Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences. 9, 1, p. 19-25

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

international trade
world trade
cultural difference
Organization and Institution
national culture

Economische Verkenningen Metropoolregio Amsterdam 2016

van Bree, T., de Groot, H. L. F., van Huis, M., Lankhuizen, M. B. M., Manshanden, W. & Rodenburg, C. A., 2016, Amsterdam: Economische Zaken.

Research output: Book / ReportReportProfessional

Economische Verkenningen Metropoolregio Amsterdam

van Bree, T., de Groot, H. L. F., Lankhuizen, M. B. M. & van Huis, M., 2015, Amsterdam: Economische Zaken Amsterdam.

Research output: Book / ReportReportProfessional