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Mathijs De Vaan

Assistant Professor
Haas Management of Organizations Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


PhD, Sociology, Columbia University
MPhil, Sociology, Columbia University
PhD, Economics/Geography, Utrecht University
MA, Economics, Utrecht University
BA, Economics, Utrecht University

Positions Held

At Haas since July 2015

2015 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

Current Research and Interests

  • Network Analysis
  • Health care management
  • Economic Sociology
  • Research Design and Methods

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Bol, T., M. de Vaan, and A. van der Rijt. The Matthew Effect in Science Funding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2018.
  • De Vaan, M., B. Vedres, and D. Stark. Game Changer: The Topology of Creativity. American Journal of Sociology 120 (4): 1144-1194. 2015.
  • De Vaan, M. Interfirm Networks in Periods of Technological Turbulence and Stability. Research Policy 43 (10): 1666-1680. 2014.
  • De Vaan, M., R.A. Boschma, and K. Frenken. Clustering and Firm Performance in Project-based Industries. Journal of Economic Geography 13 (6): 965-991. 2013.
  • Balland, P., M. De Vaan, and R.A. Boschma. The Dynamics of Interfirm Networks along the Industry Life Cycle. Journal of Economic Geography 13 (5): 741-765. 2013.


  • Leading People (MBA Core Course), Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD Seminar, Research in Macro-Organizational Behavior

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