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D.M.O. Jong, MSc

PhD Candidate
D.M.O. Jong, MSc


Dylan is a PhD student at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences in the Department of Economic Geography. His research focuses on the economic and well-being effects of local public finance, decentralization, and quality of government. During his PhD, Dylan joined the OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development for a 6-month internship in the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE), where he collaborated with his OECD colleagues on writing two papers, working on projects with external organizations and helped organizing various academic meetings and conferences.

Dylan holds a BSc in International Business and MSc in International Economics & Business from the University of Groningen, and a M. Econ. in World Economics from Fudan University, Shanghai. In between his studies, Dylan worked as a broker for one year at BinckBank in Amsterdam, during which he passed the official national stock broker and securities specialist exams.


Tsvetkova, A., et al. (2020), "The spatial dimension of productivity: Connecting the dots across industries, firms and places", OECD Regional Development Working Papers, No. 2020/01, OECD Publishing, Paris,

Jong, D. (2017). De route naar de toekomst. AGORA Magazine, 33(3), 12-12,

Jong, D. (2017). Ruimtelijke vraagstukken door een politieke bril. AGORA Magazine, 33(2), 38-38,


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.


Guest lecture on academic research, Johan de Witt College in The Hague, 2020

Guest lecture on decentralization and Quality of Government, University of Groningen, 2019      

Supervisor master thesis student, University of Groningen, 2017 – 2018      

Advanced Statistical Analysis, University of Groningen, 2017 – 2018      


Broker, BinckBank, 2014 – 2015


Publishing in English, 2017

NETHUR Quantitative research methods CC5, 2017

Spatial econometrics, University of Groningen, 2017

Machine Learning by Stanford University, 2016
MOOC set up by Stanford University through Coursera. The certificate is verifiabile via: Grade: 96.9%.

NETHUR presenting research findings CC4, 2016

Training supervising thesis students, 2016

NETHUR urban and regional research CC1, 2016

Construction and analysis exam questions for PhDs, 2016

Educational training for PhDs, 2016

NETHUR research design CC2, 2016

Time-series econometrics, Xi'an  Jiaotong-Liverpool University

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: Grade: 93,5%.

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


Peer reviewer for:
- Spatial Economic Analysis
- Regional Science Policy & Practice
- The Review of Regional Studies

Editor, AGORA, 2016 - 2020
AGORA is a Dutch/Flemish social-geographical popular-science magazine.

URSI Lunch Seminar Committee, University of Groningen, 2016 - 2018
The Lunch Seminar Committee organizes seminars once or twice a week.

Master Community Committee, 2013 – 2014         

MARUG International Marketing Research in Istanbul, 2014                   

Student mentor, 2006 – 2010         


Annual North America Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Pittsburgh, United States of America, 2019

Graduate School URSI PhD Conference, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2019

59th ERSA Congress, Lyon, France, 2019

Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section 47th Annual Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2019

Annual North America Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, San Antonio, United States of America, 2018

Graduate School URSI PhD Conference, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2018           

58th ERSA Congress, Cork, Ireland, 2018           

RSA Annual Conference, Lugano, Switzerland, 2018           

Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Vancouver, Canada, 2017           

GEM/PEGDECH Seminar, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2017           

57th ERSA Congress, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2017           


European Week of Regions and Cities University 6th Master Class, Brussels, Belgium, 2018           

International PhD Course on Economic Geography: Geography of innovation, networks and transitions, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2018           

30th ERSA Summer School, GIS and Regional Science: Theory and Applications, University of the Aegean, Lesvos Island, Greece, 2017           

RSAI-GSSI Summer School of Advanced Economic Geography, 2017            

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