• Gustav Mahlerplein 117

    1082 MS Amsterdam


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Thomas de Graaff is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Spatial Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He holds a Master's degree in business econometrics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1997 and a Ph.D. in economics from the Department of Spatial Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His Ph.D. thesis dealt with ethnic cluster forming and endogenous dynamics in international migration patterns. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 2001, he continued working at the department of Spatial Economics as a researcher and subsequently as an assistant professor.


Spatial location patterns of households and firms, spatial econometrics, and migration theory are among his main research interests.

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  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • HA Statistics

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Research Output 1998 2017

Crime and social interactions in Dutch neighbourhoods

de Graaff, T. 2017

Research output: Non-textual formOnline publication or Website

Looking at John Snow’s Cholera map from the twenty first century: A practical primer on reproducibility and open science

Arribas-Bel, D., de Graaff, T. & Rey, S. J. 2017 Advances in Spatial Science. 9783319505893 ed. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, p. 283-306 24 p. (Advances in Spatial Science; no. 9783319505893)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

twenty first century
twenty-first century

Social Interactions and Crime Revisited: An Investigation Using Individual Offender Data in Dutch Neighborhoods

Bernasco, W., de Graaff, T., Rouwendal, J. & Steenbeek, W. Oct 2017 In : Review of Economics and Statistics. 99, 4, p. 622-636

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Competitive network positions in trade and structural economic growth: A geographically weighted regression analysis for European regions

Thissen, M., de Graaff, T. & van Oort, F. G. 2016 In : Papers in Regional Science. 95, 1, p. 159-180 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

economic growth
regression analysis
market share
trade flow

Cultural Diversity and Cultural Distance as Choice Determinants of Migration Destination

Zang, Z., de Graaff, T. & Nijkamp, P. 2016 In : Spatial Economic Analysis. 11, 2, p. 176-200

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cultural diversity
social attraction