Niclas is an Economist and Statistician by training and is currently working on a PhD in Economic Geography. He started his studies in political sciences at Lund University in 2007 but as his interests geared into more quantitatively oriented research he began studying Economics and Statistics in 2008. Niclas received his MSc in Economics (Econometrics) from Lund University in 2011 and is finishing his BSc in Statistics during summer 2015 (in parallel with his studies in Economic Geography).
In February 2012, Niclas started working as a research (project) assistant at CIRCLE, Lund University. His role as research assistant involved programming and various assignments in micro data analysis using Swedish register data. During his work as an assistant Niclas gained extensive knowledge in statistical programming and data analysis Niclas was involved in several projects as research assistant and contributed with data to several journal articles (see assisted work under publications).
In September 2013, Niclas began his PhD studies in Economic Geography at CIRCLE and the Department of Human Geography, Lund University. His main research interest is in rural and urban research and how such areas interact. Places are that are not rural or urban by traditional means are increasingly observed today, thus using the traditional rural-urban dichotomies therefore no longer holds when explaining contemporary economies. For instance, it was long accepted to equate rural regions with sparsely populated communities engaged in farming and agriculture. Urban regions was often considered as dense places, consisting of high concentrations of population, where labor mainly works in manufacturing, retail and service sectors. Such simplifications of reality no longer hold and the rural-urban relationships are better described as a continuum. In his work, a wide variety of “ruralities” are emphasized and how these largely can be explained by rural regions degree of urban integration. Niclas is using quantitative data in his work and plan to finish his PhD studies by the end of 2016.
PUBLICATIONS, WORK IN PROGRESS, PLANNED CONFERENCES AND ASSISTED WORK
Andersson, M., Ejermo, 0., Lavesson, N., Lööf, H., Ylinenpää, H. and Wincent, J. (2013), Det Innovativa Sverige – Sverige som kunskapsnation i en internationell kontext, ESBRI och Brunzell produktion.
Andersson, M., Ejermo, 0., Lavesson, N., Lööf, H., Ylinenpää, H. and Wincent, J. (2013), Bakgrund (Background) in Det innovativa Sverige – Sverige som kunskapsnation i en internationell kontext, Stockholm: ESBRI and VINNOVA.
Andersson, M., Ejermo, 0., Lavesson, N., Lööf, H., Ylinenpää, H. and Wincent, J. (2013), Appendix Kapitel 2 (Appendix Chapter 2) in Det innovativa Sverige – Sverige som kunskapsnation i en internationell kontext, Stockholm: ESBRI and VINNOVA
ASSISTED WORK (selected work, as research assistant)
Andersson, M. (2012), Start-up rates, Entrepreneurship Culture and the Business Cycle: Swedish patterns from national and regional data chapter in Swedish Economic Forumreport 2012.
Jacobsson, S., Lindholm-Dahlstrand, Å-L. and Elg, L. (2013), Is the commercialization of European academic R&D weak? A critical assessment of a dominant belief and associated policy responses, Research Policy, vol. 42, pp. 874-885. (DATA WORK)
Castellani, D. and Schubert, T. (2014), European Innovative Companies and Global Value Chains: The Productivity Impact of Heterogeneous Strategies, IPTS report, (DATA WORK- creation of dataset using Scoreboard data).
CIRCLE Annual report, 2012-2014 (DATA WORK – Citation analysis).
Wigren-Kristofersson, C. (2014), Jämställdhet – Företagsstöd inom landsbygdsprogrammet 2007-2012, Jordbruksverket (DATA WORK)
WORK IN PROGRESS
Andersson, M., Lavesson, N. and Niedomysl, T. (2015), Working in the city while enjoying life in the countryside, (work in progress)
Lavesson, N. (2015), When and how does commuting influence rural growth?, unpublished (to be submitted in March 2015)
Lavesson, N. (2015), Does proximity to urban regions influence the frequency and nature of entrepreneurship?, (work in progress)
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