Many thanks to Professor Harry Garretsen from International Economics & Business at the University of Groningen, for presenting an interesting research seminar on "Geographical Psychology, Entrepreneurship & Regional Economics"
On Tuesday 24th May we had a pleasure to listen Professor Harry Garretsen presenting a research seminar on "Geographical Psychology, Entrepreneurship & Regional Economics".
Economic growth differences across regions and cities are only partly explained by standard economic explanations. One reason for this might be the neglect of the psychological make-up of cities and its citizens. To assess the value added of incorporating psychological factors, this seminar discusseede the relevance of personality traits for economic growth and other regional outcome variables.
Harry Garretsen is Professor of International Economics & Business at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His main research interests are international economics & geography, and leadership and management. He serves on the editorial boards of various international journals, is active as an economic policy adviser, inter alia as a member of the Banking Council of the Dutch central bank.
He co-directs, together with Janka Stoker, In the LEAD, a centre of expertise on leadership at the University of Groningen (https://www.rug.nl/inthelead/). His latest book is An Introduction to Geographical and Urban Economics: A spiky world, Cambridge University Press, 2020 (together with Steven Brakman and Charles van Marrewijk).