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Name Mark Walter Johan Louis Sanders
Date of Birth 18 May 1972
Nationality Dutch
Address Grasstraat 19
  3572 TV Utrecht
  The Netherlands
Married to Sara Heesterbeek
Children Luka and Milo Sanders (2005 & 2008)

 

Version September 2017 

Current Positions:

Task Leader and Business Model Manager in H2020 project IRIS

 

Scientific Coordinator, H2020-project Financial and Institutional Reforms for an Entrepreneurial Society (www.projectfires.nl).

 

Tenured Associate Professor Economics of Transition and Sustainability

Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht, Netherlands

Member Sustainable Finance Lab

Utrecht Sustainability Institute, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

 

 

Educational Background:

2010 Visiting Scholar at University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
2007 Visiting Scholar at George Mason University, Fairfax VI, USA
2004 Visiting Scholar at Brown University, Providence RI, USA
2004 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
2003 NAKE- PhD-program
2000 UNU-INTECH/MERIT PhD-program
1996 Masters in International Economic Studies, University of Maastricht
1996 Master in Economics, University of Maastricht
1991 St.-Willibrord Gymnasium, Deurne, Netherlands

Employment Experience:

October 2017-present                

Task Leader and Business Model Manager in H2020 project IRIS (23M)

September 2015-present 

Scientific Coordinator H2020 project FIRES (2.5M) 

September 2015- present

Acting Chair of International Macroeconomics at the Utrecht School of Economics

January 2015 - present

Associate Professor in International Macroeconomics at the Utrecht School of Economics

January 2013 - present

Associate Editor Small Business Economics, Springer Verlag, Berlin

September 2010 - January 2015

Associate Professor in International Macroeconomics at the Utrecht School of Economics

September 2004 - 2010

External Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Economics with the research group Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy

September 2005 - 2010

Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics at the Utrecht School of Economics

September 2003 - 2004

Lecturer at Utrecht School of Economics

September 1999 - 2003

Ph.D.-Researcher with NWO scholarship, based at Maastricht University

September 1996 - 1999

Researcher/Lecturer at University of Maastricht

September 1993 - 1996

Research Assistant, University of Maastricht

 

 

Scientific Publications:

 

 

Refereed Journals:

 

Polzin, F., M. Sanders & U. Stavlöt (2017). 'Do investors and entrepreneurs match? – Evidence from The Netherlands and Sweden.'Technological Forecasting and Social Change, ISSN 0040-1625.

 

Polzin, F., M. Sanders, F. Täube (2017). 'A diverse and resilient financial system for investments in the energy transition.'Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 28, 2017, Pages 24-32, ISSN 1877-3435.

 

Bruns, K., Bosma, N., Sanders, M., & Schramm, M. (2017). 'Searching for the existence of entrepreneurial ecosystems: a regional cross-section growth regression approach.Small Business Economics49(1), 31-54, ISSN: 0921-898X.  

 

Audretsch, D. B., M. Sanders and L. Zhang (2017). 'International product life cycles, trade and development stages.The Journal of Technology Transfer, 1-44, ISSN: 0892-9912.

 

Koelbl, B. S., Wood, R., van den Broek, M. A., Sanders, M. W., Faaij, A. P., & van Vuuren, D. P. (2015), 'Socio-economic impacts of future electricity generation scenarios in Europe: Potential costs and benefits of using CO 2 Capture and Storage (CCS)', in: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 42, 471-484, ISSN: 1750-5836.

 

Sanders, M., S. Fuss and P.J. Engelen (2013), 'Mobilizing Private Funds for Carbon Capture and Storage: A field study in the Netherlands', in: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 19: 595-605, ISSN: 1750-5836.

 

Acs, Z. and M. Sanders (2013), 'Knowledge Spillover Entrepreneurship in an Endogenous Growth Model', in: Small Business Economics Journal, 41(4): 775-795, ISSN: 0921-898X.

 

Bos, J., C. Economidou and M. Sanders (2013), 'Innovation over the industry life cycle: Evidence from EU manufacturing', in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 68: 78-91, ISSN: 0167-2681.

 

Coers, R. and M. Sanders (2013), 'The Energy-GDP Nexus; addressing an old question with new methods', in: Energy Economics, 36: 708-715, ISSN: 0140-9883.

 

Sanders, M. (2013), 'Skill Bias in an Endogenous Growth Model: Evaluating the Case for Market Size and Acceleration Effects', in: Macroeconomic Dynamics, 17(4): 802-829, ISSN: 1365-1005.

 

Sanders, M. and U. Weitzel (2013), 'Misallocation of Entrepreneurial Talent in Postconflict Environments', in: Journal of Conflict Resolution, 57(1): 41-64, ISSN: 0022-0027.

 

Acs, Z. and M. Sanders (2012), 'Patents, Knowledge Spillovers, and Entrepreneurship', in: Small Business Economics, 39(4): 801-817, ISSN: 0921-898X.

 

Audretsch, D., T. Aldridge and M. Sanders (2011), 'Social Capital Building and New Business Formation. A Case Study in Silicon Valley', in: International Small Business Journal, 29(2): 152-169, ISSN: 0266-2426.

 

Weitzel, U., D. Urbig, S. Desai, Z. Acs and M. Sanders (2010), 'The good, the bad, and the talented: Entrepreneurial talent and selfish behavior', in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 76: 64-81, ISSN: 0167-2681.

 

Sanders, M. (2007), 'Scientific Paradigms, Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Cycles in Economic Growth', in: Small Business Economics Journal, 28(4): 339-354, ISSN: 0921-898X.

 

Muysken, J., M. Sanders and A. van Zon (2001), 'Wage Divergence and Asymmetries in Unemployment in a Model with Biased Technical Change', in: De Economist, 149(1): 13-31, ISSN: 0013-063X.

 

 

Monographs and Books:

 

Sanders, M. (2005), Technology and the Decline in Demand of Unskilled Labour: A Theoretical Analysis of the US and European Labour Markets, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham UK, Northampton MA, USA.

 

Sanders, M. (2004), Skill Biased Technical Change; Its Origins, the Interaction with the Labour Market and Policy Implications, PhD-thesis, University of Maastricht, Maastricht.

 

 

Reviews:

 

Sanders, M. (2009), 'Innovation and Inequality: How does Technical Progress Affect Workers?', in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 47(4): 795-796, ISSN: 1467-8543.

 

Sanders, M. (2005), 'Understanding Globalization, Employment and Poverty Reduction', in: Journal of Economics, 85: 99-106, ISSN: 0931-8658.

 

Sanders, M. (2004), 'Human Capital over the Life Cycle: A European Perspective', in: Journal of Income Distribution, 13(3), ISSN: 1874-6322.

 

 

Book Contributions:

Bos, J.W., R.C. van Lamoen and M. Sanders (2016). ‘Producing Innovations: Determinants of Innovativity and Efficiency’, in: J. Aparicio, C.A. Knox Lovell and J.T. Pastor (Eds.) Advances in Efficiency and Productivity, Springer International Publishing, New York.

 

 

Weitzel, U., Urbig, D., Desai, S., Sanders, M. & Acs, Z. (2015), ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Talented: Entrepreneurial Talent and Selfish Behavior’, in: Ács, Z. J. (Ed.), Global Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Incentives: The Mason Years, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK, Northhampton MA, USA. 

 

Acs, Z. and M. Sanders (2014), 'Endogenous Growth Theory and Regional Extensions', in: Fisher, M. and P. Nijkamp (Eds.), Handbook of Regional Science, Springer Verlag, Berlin.

 

Sanders, M. and R. Welters (2013), 'Recruitment in Recovery', in: Meijers, H. and T. van Veen (Eds.) Liber Amicorum for Prof. J. Muysken, Maastricht University Press, Maastricht.

 

Acs, Z. and M. Sanders (2011), 'A Theory of Entrepreneurial Rents in Endogenous Growth: Implications for Regional Innovation Policies', in: Stimson, R., R. Stough and P. Nijkamp (Eds.), Endogenous Regional Development, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham UK, Northampton MA, USA.

 

Audretsch, D. and M. Sanders (2011), 'Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Development', in: Szirmai, E., W. Naude and M. Goedhuys (Eds.), Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development, Chapter 2, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

Keilbach, M. and M. Sanders (2009), 'The Contribution of Entrepreneurship to Growth', in: Audretsch, D., M. Keilbach and J. P. Tamvada (Eds.), Sustaining Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth, Conference Volume, Springer Publishers, New York.

 

Sanders, J. and M. Sanders (2008), 'HR als Sluiswachter: managen van personeelsstromen op en tussen de interne en externe arbeidsmarkt', in: Kluijtmans, F. (Ed.) Bedrijfskundige Aspecten van HRM, Noordhoff Uitgevers, Groningen.

 

Zon, A. van, M. Sanders and J. Muysken (2001), 'Modelling the link between skill biases in techni­cal change and wage divergence through labour market extensions of Krugman's North‑South model', in: Petit, P. and L. Soete (2001), Technology and the Future of European Employment, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham UK, Northampton MA, USA.

 

Sanders, M., A. van Zon and J. Muysken (2000), 'Wage Divergence in a Model with Endogenous Bias in Technical Change', in: Proceedings of the Spring Meeting of the German Association of Political Economy, 7-9 May 1999.

 

 

Research Memoranda/Working Papers:

 

Harms, J., S. Rosenkranz, and M. Sanders (2017). "Choice Complexity, Benchmarks and Costly Information.USE Discussion paper series 17-07. 

 

Polzin, F., M. Sanders, and U. Stavlöt 2017. Do investors and entrepreneurs match? – Evidence from the Netherlands and Sweden. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Sustainable Finance Lab Discussion Papers 16-01. Published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

 

Polzin, F., M. Sanders, and F. Täube (2017). "A diverse and resilient financial system for investments in the energy transition.USE Discussion paper series 17.03. Published in Current Opinions in Sustainability

 

Bruns, K., N. Bosma, M. Sanders, and M. C. Schramm (2015). "Entrepreneurship, institutions and growth in European regions: a uniform mechanism.Discussion paper series/Tjalling C. Koopmans Research Institute 15, no. 02.

 

Zwan, P. van der, J. Hessels and M. Sanders (2013), 'Entrepreneurial activity, industry orientation, and economic growth', Scales Research Reports H201307, EIM Business and Policy Research, Zoetermeer.

 

Acs, Z. and M. Sanders (2012), 'Knowledge Spillover Entrepreneurship in an Endogenous Growth Model', in: GMU School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-06.

 

Audretsch, D., M. Sanders and L. Zhang (2012), 'How Exports Matter: Trade Patterns over Development Stages', in: CEPR Discussion Papers, 8815, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

 

Audretsch, D., M. Sanders and L. Zhang (2012), 'How Exports Matter: Trade Patterns over Development Stages', DEGIT Conference Papers c017_065, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.

 

Coers, R. and M. Sanders (2012), 'The Energy-GDP Nexus; Addressing an old question with new methods', in: Discussion Papers, 12-01, Tjalling Koopmans Institute, Utrecht.

 

Bailis, R., B. Kölbl and M. Sanders (2011), 'Reducing Fuel Volatility - An Additional Benefit From Blending Bio-fuels?', in: Discussion Papers, 11-01, Tjalling Koopmans Institute, Utrecht.

 

Bos, J., R. van Lamoen and M. Sanders (2011), 'Producing innovations: Determinants of innovativity and efficiency', DEGIT Conference Papers c016_060, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.

 

Sanders, M. and U. Weitzel (2010), 'The Allocation of Entrepreneurial Talent and Destructive Entrepreneurship', in: UNU-WIDER Working Papers, 2010-46, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki.

 

Acs, Z., C. Economidou and M. Sanders (2009), 'Knowledge Spillovers from Creation to Exploitation: A Theoretical Model with Implications for Firms and Public Policy', in: Discussion Papers, 09-24, Tjalling Koopmans Institute, Utrecht.

 

Audretsch, D. and M. Sanders (2009), 'Technological innovation, entrepreneurship and development', in: UNU-WIDER Discussion Papers, 09-052, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki.

 

Sanders, M. and U. Weitzel (2009), 'Institutions and the Allocation of Entrepreneurial Talent between Productive and Destructive Activities', in: Discussion Papers, 09-36, Tjalling Koopmans Institute, Utrecht.

 

Sanders, M. and R. Welters (2009), 'Recruitment in Recovery', in: Discussion Papers, 09-35, Tjalling Koopmans Institute, Utrecht.

 

Weitzel, U., D. Urbig, S. Desai, Z. Acs and M. Sanders (2009), 'The good, the bad, and the talented: Entrepreneurial talent and other-regarding behavior', in: Jena Economic Research Papers in Economics 2009-066, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics, Thueringer Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek.

 

Weitzel, U., D. Urbig, S. Desai, Z. Acs, M. Sanders (2009), 'The Good, the Bad, and the Talented: Entrepreneurial Talent and Other-Regarding Behavior', in: Discussion Papers, 09-18, Tjalling Koopmans Institute, Utrecht.

 

Acs, Z. and M. Sanders (2008), 'Intellectual Property Rights and the Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship', in: Discussion Papers, 08-23, Tjalling Koopmans Institute, Utrecht.

 

Acs, Z. and M. Sanders (2008), 'Intellectual Property Rights and the Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship', in: Jena Economic Research Papers in Economics, 08-23, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics, Thueringer Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek.

 

Audretsch, D. and M. Sanders (2007), 'Globalization and the Rise of the Entrepreneurial Economy', in: CEPR Discussion Papers, 6247, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

 

Audretsch, D. and M. Sanders (2007), 'Globalization and the Rise of the Entrepreneurial Economy', in: Discussion Papers, 08-21, Tjalling Koopmans Institute, Utrecht.

 

Audretsch, D. and M. Sanders (2007), 'Globalization and the Rise of the Entrepreneurial Economy', in: Jena Economic Research Papers in Economics 2007-003, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics, Thueringer Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek.

 

Bos, J., C. Economidou and M. Sanders (2007), 'R&D over the Life Cycle', in: Discussion Papers, 07-18, Tjalling Koopmans Institute, Utrecht.

 

Keilbach, M. and M. Sanders (2007), 'Exploration and exploitation: the role of entrepreneurship and R&D in the process of innovation', in: Jena Economic Research Papers in Economics, 2007-108, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics, Thueringer Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek.

 

Keilbach, M. and M. Sanders (2006), 'Entrepreneurship and R&D in a Generalized Model of Endogenous Growth', Paper presented at the DRUID Summer Conference 2006.

 

Keilbach, M. and M. Sanders (2006), 'Entrepreneurship and R&D in a Generalized Endogenous Growth Model', Paper presented at The First Annual Max Planck Workshop on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth on March 30th in Bangalore, India.

 

Sanders, M. (2005), 'The Origin of Technical Change; Knowledge Generation, Opportunities and Entrepreneurship', in: Max Planck Institute of Economics Discussion Papers, 11-2005.

Sanders, M. (2005), 'Market Size or Acceleration Effects; Comparing Hypotheses to Explain Skill Biased Technical Change', in: Max Planck Institute of Economics Discussion Papers, 03-2005.

 

Sanders, M. (2002), 'Product Lifecycles and Skill-Biased Technical Change', in: MERIT-Research Memorandum 2002-014.

 

Sanders, M. and B. ter Weel (2000), 'Skill-Biased Technical Change: Theoretical Concepts, Empirical Problems and a Survey of the Evidence', in: DRUID Working Paper Series, No. 00-8.

 

Sanders, M. and B. ter Weel (2000), 'Skill-Biased Technical Change: Theoretical Concepts, Empirical Problems and a Survey of the Evidence', in: MERIT Research Memorandum 00-012.

 

Zon, A. van, M. Sanders (2000), 'Endogenous Technical Change and Skill Biases in Employment Opportunities', in: MERIT Research Memorandum 2000-004.

 

Muysken, J., M. Sanders and A. van Zon (1999), 'Wage Divergence and Asymmetries in Unemployment in a Models with Biased Technical Change', in: MERIT Research Memorandum 99-019.

 

Muysken, J., M. Sanders and A. van Zon (1998), 'Wage Divergence and Asymmetries in Unemployment in a Models with Biased Technical Change', in: MERIT Research Memorandum 98-023.

 

Prizes and Awards:

2014 H2020 grant (2.5M) Financial and Institutional Reforms for the Entrepreneurial Society

2013 Senior Research Prize Tjalling Koopmans Institute

2013 Seed Money Grant (17,5 K) Utrecht University

2012 Institute of New Economic Thinking Grant (25K) 

 

PhD-supervision:

Vincent Schippers, Natural Disasters and Institutions, Utrecht University, 2016-2019.

Runliang Li, Natural Hazards and Finance, Maastricht University, 2015-2018.

Krista Bruns, People, Geography and Institutions; The quest for fundamentals of economic growth and prosperity, Utrecht and Tilburg University, 2012-2016.  

Barbara Koelbl, Economic Impacts of Large Scale CCS implementation, Utrecht University, 2011-2016.

 

 

Reports and other Non-Refereed Publications:

 

Sanders (2016), 'Meer kwaliteit voor minder geld in de kinderopvang', in: Economisch Statistische Berichten, 102 (4747), 109-111

 

Sanders (2014), 'Vorm kinderdagopvangtoeslag frustreert marktwerking', in: Economisch Statistische Berichten, 99(4681), 170-172.

 

Sanders, M. and M. de Winter (2014), ‘Steun ouders die de kinderopvang zelf willen doen’, in: De Volkskrant, 26 February 2014. 

 

Adenfelt, M., M. Sanders and U. Stavlöt (2013), Digging for Gold in the Green Economy. European Liberal Forum, Brussels.

 

Adenfelt, M., M. Sanders and U. Stavlöt (2013), Mobilising Private Funds for the Transition to a Sustainable Economy. European Liberal Forum, Brussels.

 

Benink, H., C. Kool and M. Sanders (2013), pdf'Kabinet moet meer doen om belastingbetaler te behoeden voor redden van banken', in: Het Financieele Dagblad, 16 November 2013.

 

Sanders, M. (2013), 'Banken splitsen: maak publiek wat publiek is, laat rest aan markt over', in: Me Judice, 15 March 2013.

 

Audretsch, D., M. Sanders and L. Zhang (2012), 'How exports matter: No one-size-fits-all', VOX, 2 September 2012.

 

Plantenga, J. and M. Sanders (2012), 'Kwaliteitszorg en de markt voor kinderdagopvang', in: Economisch Statistische Berichten, 97(4635): 301-302.

 

Sanders, M. (2012), 'Assessing private funding possibilities: Real Options for Investment in CCS Part B', CATO-2 Report, Number WP2.2- D04B.

 

Sanders, M. (2011), 'Voer Eurobonds in, maar dan wel eerlijk', in: de Volkskrant, 24 November 2011. 

 

Sanders, M. (2011), 'Regering speculeert met belastinggeld', in: de Volkskrant, 19 September 2011. 

 

Sanders, M. (2010), 'Inventory and first assessment of different funding sources and incentive structures to mobilize resources effectively', CATO-2 Report, Number WP2.2- D04.

 

Sanders, M. (2010), 'Hervorming van het Deposito Garantiestelsel: Zoeken naar Veiligheid, Waken voor Protectionisme', in: Me Judice, 18 April 2010.

 

Witteloostuijn, A. van and M. Sanders (2010), 'Gezocht: Het Beste Ordeningsprincipe voor Markt en Overheid', in: Me Judice, 22 March 2010.

 

Lysen, E. and M. Sanders (2009), 'Energy Economics at UU', Unpublished report for Utrecht Center for Energy Research.

 

Sanders, M. (2009), 'Energy economics, What do we Teach?', Unpublished report for Utrecht Center for Energy Research.

 

Sanders, M. (2009), 'WWW.EnergyEconomics; What, Who and Where', Unpublished report for Utrecht Center for Energy Research.

 

Faber, A. and M. Sanders (2008), 'Technology and Technological Change in GISMO', Unpublished Internal Working Paper.

 

 

Websites:

 

Personal Website

 

Research Gate Website

 

Ideas Website

 

Utrecht University

 

Small Business Economics Website

 

Sustainable Finance Lab

 

Promo Utrecht University on impassioned researchers

 

Presentation 'How Exports Matter: Trade Patterns over Development Stages' at research seminar UNU Merit, Maastricht, 3 May 2012

 

Seminar interview UNU Merit, Maastricht, 3 May 2012

 

 

Teaching Experience:

 

Topics taught (in English and Dutch) at University of Utrecht:

  • Open and closed economy monetary and real macroeconomics (undergraduate level)
  • Labour and advanced labour market economics
  • Energy and environmental economics
  • Multidisciplinary macroeconomics (graduate level)
  • Econometrics (undergraduate level)
  • Monetary economics and welfare state economics (graduate level)
  • Macroeconomics
  • International economics
  • Growth theory (University College)
  • Energy economics and sustainability (graduate level Faculty of Geosciences and Faculty of Sciences)
  • Economics of natural disasters (undergraduate level Geosciences)

 

Topics taught (in English) at University of Maastricht:

  • Open and closed economy monetary and real (trade) macroeconomics (all levels)
  • Domestic and international financial markets (graduate level)
  • Labour and advanced labour market economics (graduate level)
  • Growth theory (graduate level)
  • Country risk analysis (graduate level)

 

Teaching experience below academic level:

  • Economics for 5 VWO as intern at Stella Maris College in 1995, Meerssen, Limburg
  • An Introductory Economics Course for SPH-students in 1996 at Hogeschool Limburg, Sittard, Limburg
  • A course in Trade Theory for the Chamber of Commerce in Maastricht
  • A course in European Economic Integration for the Academy of Journalism

 

 

Certificates:

 

English level C2

Senior Educational Qualification (SKO), Utrecht University

Basic Educational Qualification (BKO), Utrecht University

Drivers' Licence A (motorbike) en B (car)

First Aid (children)

 

 

Languages:

 

  Active Passive
Dutch Native Native
English Fluent Fluent
German Fluent Fluent
French Reasonable Reasonable

 

 

Computer Skills:

 

Word, Excel, Outlook, LaTeX, Stata, SPSS, Madman, MESS, Acrobat, PowerPoint, Explorer, WinEdit, Mathematica.

 

 

Other Activities:

 

MAES/AEquilibrium (Study Association Economics Maastricht):

Chairman in 1992-1993