Journal articles

Pinheiro, F., Balland, P.A., Boschma, R. & Hartmann, D. (2023) The Dark Side of the Geography of Innovation. Relatedness, Complexity, and Regional Inequality in Europe, Regional Studies, forthcoming.

Balland, P.A. & Boschma, R. (2022) Do scientific capabilities in specific domains matter for technological diversification in European regions?, Research Policy, 51 (10): 1-12.

Boschma, R. & Balland, P.A. (2022) Nieuwe methode brengt kansen op regionale vernieuwing in kaart, Economisch Statistische Berichten (ESB), 107 (4811S), 68:73.

Uhlbach, W., Balland, P.A. & Scherngell, T. (2022) Public R&D funding and new regional specialisations: The contingent role of technological relatedness, Industry and Innovation, 29 (4): 511-532.

Rigby, D., Roesler, C., Kogler, D., Boschma, R. & Balland, P.A. (2022) Do EU regions benefit from Smart Specialization principles?, Regional Studies, 56 (12): 2058-2073.

Balland, P.A., Broekel, T., Diodato, D., Giuliani, E., Hausmann, R., O’Clery, N. & Rigby, D. (2022) The new paradigm of economic complexity, Research Policy, 51 (3): 1-11.

Dong, Z., Li, Y., Balland, P.A. & Zheng, S. (2022) Industrial land policy and economic complexity of Chinese Cities, Industry and Innovation, 29 (3).

Balland, P.A., and Boschma, R. (2021) Mapping the potentials of regions in Europe to contribute to new knowledge production in Industry 4.0 technologies, Regional Studies, 55 (10-11): 1652-1666.

Balland, P.A. and Boschma, R. (2021) Complementary Inter-Regional Linkages and Smart Specialization: an Empirical Study on European Regions, Regional Studies, 55 (6): 1059-1070.

Maghssudipour, A., Balland, P.A., and Giuliani, E. (2021) Cast apart by the elites: how status influences assortative matching in industrial clusters, Industry & Innovation, 28 (7): 836-859.

Balland, P.A., Jara-Figueroa, C., Petralia, S., Steijn, M., Rigby, D., and Hidalgo, C. (2020) Complex Economic Activities Concentrate in Large Cities, Nature Human Behavior, 4: 248–254 [PDF]

Ascani, A., Bettarelli, L., Resmini, L., and Balland, P. A. (2020) Global networks, local specialisation and regional patterns of innovation, Research Policy, 49 (8)

Ascani, A., Balland, P.A., and Morrison, A. (2020) Heterogeneous foreign direct investment and local innovation in Italian Provinces, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 53: 388-401

Balland, P.A., Boschma, R., Crespo, J. and Rigby, D. (2019) Smart Specialization policy in the EU: Relatedness, Knowledge Complexity and Regional Diversification, Regional Studies, 53 (9): 1252-1268

Balland, P.A., Boschma, R., and Ravet, J. (2019) Network dynamics in collaborative research in the EU, 2003–2017, European Planning Studies, 27 (9): 1811-1837.

Farinha, T., Balland, P.A., Morrison, A., and Boschma, R. (2019) What drives the geography of jobs in the US? Unpacking relatedness, Industry and Innovation, 26 (9): 988-1022

Giuliani, E., Balland, P.A., and Matta, A. (2019) Straining but not thriving: Understanding network dynamics in underperforming industrial clusters, Journal of Economic Geography, 19 (1): 147–172

Hidalgo, C., Balland, P.A., Boschma, R., Delgado, M., Feldman, M., Frenken, K., Glaeser, E., He, C., Kogler, D., Morrison, A., Neffke, F., Rigby, D., Stern, S., Zheng, S., and Zhu, S. (2018) The Principle of Relatedness, Unifying Themes in Complex Systems (IX): 451-457

Vicente, J., Balland, P.A., and Crespo, J. (2018) Les fondements micro du changement structurel régional: Que nous enseignent 25 ans de proximités?, Revue d’Économie Régionale & Urbaine, 5 (6): 1013-1041.

Petralia, S., Balland, P.A., and Morrison, A. (2017) Climbing the Ladder of Technological Development, Research Policy, 46 (5): 956–969

Balland, P.A. and Rigby, D. (2017) The Geography of Complex Knowledge, Economic Geography, 93 (1): 1-23

Balland, P.A. (2017) A review of Why Information Grows? The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies by César Hidalgo, Journal of Economic and Social Geography (TESG), 108 (2): 258–260

Heimeriks, G., and Balland, P.A. (2016) How Smart is Specialisation? An Analysis of Specialisation Patterns in Knowledge Production, Science and Public Policy, 43 (4): 562-574

Balland, P.A., Belso-Martinez, J.A., and Morrison, A. (2016) The Dynamics of Technical and Business Knowledge Networks in Industrial Clusters: Embeddedness, status or proximity?, Economic Geography, 92 (1): 35-60

Petralia, S., Balland, P.A., and Rigby, D. (2016) Unveiling the geography of historical patents in the United States from 1836 to 1975, Scientific Data, 3 (160074): 1-14

Balland, P.A., Rigby, D., and Boschma, R. (2015) The Technological Resilience of U.S. Cities, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 8 (2): 167-184

Balland, P.A., Boschma, R. and Frenken, K. (2015) Proximity and Innovation: From Statics to Dynamics, Regional Studies, 49 (6): 907-920

Boschma, R., Balland, P.A. and Kogler, D. (2015) Relatedness and Technological Change in Cities: The rise and fall of technological knowledge in U.S. metropolitan areas from 1981 to 2010, Industrial and Corporate Change, 24 (1): 223-250

Broekel, T., Balland, P.A., Burger, M. and van Oort, F. (2014) Modeling Knowledge Networks in Economic Geography: A Discussion of Four Empirical Strategies, The Annals of Regional Science, 53 (2): 423-452

Boschma, R., Heimeriks, G. and Balland, P.A. (2014) Scientific Knowledge Dynamics and Relatedness in Bio-Tech Cities, Research Policy, 43 (1): 107-114

Balland, P.A., de Vaan, M. and Boschma, R. (2013) The Dynamics of Interfirm Networks along the Industry Life Cycle: The Case of the Global Video Games Industry 1987-2007, Journal of Economic Geography, 13 (5): 741-765

Balland, P.A., Suire, R. and Vicente, J. (2013) Structural and Geographical Patterns of Knowledge Networks in Emerging Technological Standards: Evidence from the European GNSS Industry, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 22 (1): 47-72

Balland, P.A. (2012) Proximity and the Evolution of Collaboration Networks: Evidence from Research and Development Projects within the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Industry, Regional Studies, 46 (6): 741-756

Vicente, J., Balland, P.A. and Brossard, O. (2011) Getting into Networks and Clusters: Evidence from the Midi-Pyrenean Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Collaboration Network, Regional Studies, 45 (8): 1059-1078