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D.M.O. Jong, MSc

PhD Candidate


Dylan Jong is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen. His research focuses on the link between local public finance and economic performance of cities, by analyzing the economic effects of local public policies. Besides his work as a PhD Candidate, Dylan is one of the editors of the social-geographical popular-science magazine “AGORA”. In addition, he organizes weekly lunch seminars for the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, as the lunch seminar representative of the Department of Economic Geography. 

Dylan has a background in Business (MSc.) and (Regional) Economics (MSc.). Furthermore, he has a practical understanding of financial markets due to his work as a broker at BinckBank.


PhD Candidate2016 - present.
This PhD position at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, examines the link between the fiscal health and economic performance of cities, by analyzing the economic effects of local public policies.

Broker, BinckBank2014 – 2015.
As a broker, Dylan had to place orders on stock exchanges,  analyze problems the company and customers encountered with their trades, and provide information about corporate actions of shares traded through BinckBank. 


Double Degree Master China and the World Economy, University of Groningen and Fudan University of Shanghai, 2013 – 2014 / 2015 – 2016.
The Double Degree Master program consists of one year International Economics & Business at the University of Groningen and one year Regional Economics at Fudan University in Shanghai.

Master thesis University of Groningen: “Revealed Comparative Advantage, a comparison of the Balassa index and the value added approach”.

This thesis argues that one should no longer look at gross exports, but rather at value added when measuring competitiveness of a country. Therefore, the Balassa index is transformed into a Revealed comparative Advantage (RCA) measurement based on value added. This RCA based on value added gives significantly different results from the Balassa index and is argued to better reflect a country’s competitiveness levels. Grade: “8”.

Master thesis Fudan University: “Revealed Comparative Advantage in a fragmented world and the explanatory power Heckscher-Ohlin has on it: Implications along the case of China”.     

This thesis extends the thesis from the University of Groningen by comparing the results of the RCA with the Heckscher-Ohlin model, and discussing the implications the results have for China. Grade: “A”.

Bachelor International Business, University of Groningen, 2010 – 2013.
Business bachelor with subjects in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Organization Theory, Strategic Management, Marketing, International Law, and Research Methodology.

Exchange semester: Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia, 2012.  
Subjects: Innovation and Change Management, Bond Analysis, Risk, Management, Investment Analysis, Value Based Management, Project Management, Slovak as a Foreign Language.


Machine Learning by Stanford University, 2017.
MOOC set up by Stanford University through Coursera. The certificate is verifiabile via: Grade: 96.9%.

Econometrics: Methods and Applications by Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2015.
MOOC set up by the Erasmus University of Rotterdam through Coursera. The certificate is verifiable via: 93,5%.

DSI Stockbroker & Integrity-module – DSI Stockbroker, 2015.
License Number: 4691132 & 4698575. Both Grade: 9.


Editor, AGORA, 2016 - present.
AGORA is a Dutch/Flemish social-geographical popular-science magazine.

URSI Lunch Seminar Committee, University of Groningen, 2016 - present.
The Lunch Seminar Committee organizes seminars once or twice a week.

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