# VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics

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### 1992

**0071 Spatial competition and ecologically based socio-economic models***by*Nijkamp, P. & Reggiani, A.**0070 Methods of regional impact assessment : a new approach to the evaluation of the performance of the European Regional Development Fund***by*Blaas, E. & Nijkamp, P.**0069 Defining and measuring sustainability***by*Pelt, M.J.F. & Kuyvenhoven, A. & Nijkamp, P.**0068 Multicriteria evaluation and fuzzy set theory : applications in planning for sustainability***by*Munda, G. & Nijkamp, P. & Rietveld, P.**0067 Fuzzy multigroup conflict resolution for environmental management***by*Munda, G. & Nijkamp, P. & Rietveld, P.**0066 Non linear evolution of dynamic spatial systems : lessons from chaos and niche theory***by*Nijkamp, P. & Reggiani, A.**0065 An interactive procedure to assess value functions for environmental quality***by*Beinat, E. & Nijkamp, P.**0064 Modeling the determinants of the use of care services by the elderly : a study on extramural services in the Netherlands***by*Fokkema, T. & Nijkamp, P.**0063 Toward a network of regions : the United States of Europe***by*Nijkamp, P.**0062 Access and capacity of European infrastructure networks***by*Nijkamp, P. & Priemus, H.**0061 Borders and barriers : telecommunication systems***by*Capello, R. & Nijkamp, P.**0060 Telecommunications : implications and policies for a sector in transition***by*Capello, R. & Nijkamp, P.**0059 The role of information in the performance of transport networks***by*Emmerink, R. & Nijkamp, P. & Rietveld, P.**0058 Assessment of capacity in infrastructure networks : a multidimensional view***by*Kreutzberger, E. & Nijkamp, P. & Vleugel, J.**0057 Qualitative multicriteria methods for fuzzy evaluation problems : an illustration of economic-ecological evaluation***by*Munda, G. & Nijkamp, P. & Rietveld, P.**0056 Dynamic GIS models for regional sustainable development***by*Despotakis, V. & Giaoutzi, M. & Nijkamp, P.**0055 Comparison of fuzzy sets : a new semantic distance***by*Munda, G. & Nijkamp, P. & Rietveld, P.**0054 Geographic information systems and spatial analysis***by*Fischer, M.M. & Nijkamp, P.**0053 Transport mobility, spatial accessibility and environmental sustainability***by*Himanen, V. & Nijkamp, P. & Padjen, J.**0052 Static and dynamic spatial interaction models : an integrating perspective***by*Nijkamp, P. & Reggiani, A.**0051 Impacts of changing environmental conditions on transport systems***by*Nijkamp, P. & Reggiani, A.**0050 Transport and regional development***by*Rietveld, P. & Nijkamp, P.**0049 A multicriteria decision support model and geographic information system for systainable development planning of the Greek islands***by*Herwijnen, M. van & Janssen, R. & Nijkamp, P.**0047 The Japanese financial system : financial markets and institutions in historical perspective***by*Rixtel, A.A.R.J. & Eijffinger, S.C.W.**0046 Islamitisch bankieren***by*Eekelen, L.J.J.**0045 The impact of migrant labour on the Swazi homestead as solidarity group***by*Leliveld, A.H.M.**0044 Matching unemployment and vacancies in regional labour markets : an empirical analysis for the Netherlands***by*Gorter, C. & Ours, J.C.**0043 Importance of trust in the subsector approach : an example from the footwear industry in Agra, India***by*Knorringa, P.**0042 Matching job seekers and vacancies***by*Lindeboom, M. & Ours, J.C. & Renes, G.**0041 The influence of societal factors on the diffusion of Electronic Data Interchange in The Netherlands***by*Trauth, E.M. & Derksen, F.E.J.M. & Mevissen, H.M.J.**0039 Profits and employment in the United States 1970-1991***by*Broersma, L.**0038 A bankruptcy constraint and asymmetric influence of the real interest rate on unemployment***by*Broersma, L.**0037 An empirical model for endogenous technology in the Netherlands***by*Butter, F.A.G. den & Wollmer, F.J.**0036 Trade networks for flexible rural industry***by*Weijland, H.**0035 Influence of international markets on ecological sustainability of agricultural production : a conceptual model***by*Kox, H.L.M. & Stellinga, R.**0034 Transaction regimes : an instrument for research in industrial organization***by*Knorringa, P. & Kox, H.L.M.**0033 Different perspectives on organizational learning : a literature survey***by*Huysman, M.**0032 Towards a wider scope of using information in organization***by*Heng, M.S.H. & Koh, I.S.Y.**0031 Labour market and social security : a minfordian model for the Netherlands***by*Compaijen, B. & Vijlbrief, J.A.**0030 The post-war Dutch financial system***by*Visser, H.**0029 Overlapping block-balanced canonical forms and parametrizations : the stable SISO case***by*Hanzon, B. & Ober, R.J.**0028 Internationale handel en economische groei in ontwikkelingslanden***by*Linnemann, H.**0027 On the road to EMU : a hierarchical coordination approach***by*VanderWal, D.**0026 Information systems in the context of organizational culture***by*Tibosch, M.J.M.H. & Heng, M.S.H.**0025 MEMOSPEL : a generic MEta MOdel SPEcification Language for A SELC Repository***by*Vinig, G.T. & Fischer, S. & Groenendaal, R.J.**0024 The use and perceived importance of annual reports by investment analysts in the Netherlands***by*Vergoossen, R.G.A.**0023 Current Dutch budgeting practice in dutch industry***by*With, E. de & IJskes, E.**0022 The Riemannian interpretation of Gauss-Newton and Scoring, with application to system identification***by*Peeters, R.L.M. & Hanzon, B.**0021 Redesigning information production processes for controlled production time***by*Gerrits, J.W.M.**0020 Information logistics towards logistical concepts for information production***by*Gerrits, H. & Sijbrands, M.**0019 External benefits of transport***by*Simons, J.G.W.**0018 Unemployment insurance in the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Germany***by*Vijlbrief, J.A.**0017 Spectral characterization of the optional quadratic variation process***by*Dzhaparidze, K. & Spreij, P.**0016 Vacancy durations : search or selection?***by*Ours, J.C. & Ridder, G.**0014 Equity and efficiency in unemployment insurance***by*Vijlbrief, J.A.**0013 A control perspective on information technology***by*Fischer, S.**0012 Symptoms of dysfunctional cost information systems : some preliminary empirical evidence from the Netherlands***by*Boons, A.A.M. & Roozen, F.A.**0011 A model for quarterly unemployment in Canada***by*Broersma, L. & Franses, P.H.**0010 Job competition by educational level***by*Ours, J.C. & Ridder, G.**0009 Non-cooperative bargaining in infinitely repeated games with binding contracts***by*Houba, H.**0008 Comparison of two approximations for the loss probability in finite-buffer queues***by*Miyazawa, M. & Tijms, H.C.**0007 Identification on a manifold of systems***by*Peeters, R.L.M.**0006 Assessing the software crisis : why information systems are beyond control***by*Veldwijk, R.J. & Boogaard, M. & Spoor, E.**0005 Why views do not provide logical data independence***by*Graaff, J.M. & Veldwijk, R.J. & Boogaard, M.**0004 Automatic relational database restructuring***by*Boogaard, M. & Veldwijk, R.J.**0003 Towards international instruments for sustainable development***by*Kox, H.L.M.**0002 Mathematical formalization and the analysis of Cantillon effects***by*Zijp, R. van & Visser, H.**0001 Local balance in queueing networks with positive and negative customers***by*Boucherie, R.J. & Dijk, N.M. van

### 1991

**0113 Trade between developing countries and its importance for economic development***by*Beers, C.P.**0112 The relation between unemployment and interest rate : some international evidence***by*Bierens, H.J. & Broersma, L.**0111 Classical general equilibrium models : a reinterpretation***by*Schoonenberg, W.J.M.**0109 Middlemen's role in rural industry : case of Indonesia***by*Weijland, H.**0108 The evolution of credit in a revolutionary context : the case of Nicaragua (1979-1990)***by*Visser, E.J. & Wit, Y. de**0107 Spatial depiction of local sustainable development***by*Despotakis, V. & Giaoutzi, M. & Nijkamp, P.**0106 Model design and experiments with a view on national-regional sustainable development***by*Bergh, J.C.J.M. & Nijkamp, P.**0105 Lessons from non-linear dynamic economics***by*Nijkamp, P. & Poot, J.**0104 Barriers and missing networks in European infrastructure : inland waterways and coastal transport***by*Giaoutzi, M. & Nijkamp, P.**0103 New technology and regional development in the European snowbelt towards a new emerging network?***by*Blaas, E. & Nijkamp, P.**0102 Spatial information systems : design, modelling and use in planning***by*Nijkamp, P. & Scholten, H.J.**0101 The use of care services by elderly : is substitution a tool for economizing on the costs of provisions?***by*Fokkema, T. & Nijkamp, P.**0100 Missing networks and regional development in Europe***by*Maggi, R. & Nijkamp, P.**0099 Tourism and development of island economies***by*Bruijn, M. de**0098 Tourism and strategic development***by*Coccossis, H.**0097 Environmental quality and transport policy in Europe***by*Himanen, V. & Nijkamp, P. & Padjen, J.**0096 Sustainability, efficiency and equity : project appraisal in economy***by*Pelt, M.J.F. & Kuyenhoven, A. & Nijkamp, P.**0095 Impacts of multiple period lags in dynamic logit models***by*Nijkamp, P. & Reggiani, A.**0094 Space-time dynamics, spatial competition and the theory of chaos***by*Nijkamp, P. & Reggiani, A.**0093 Sustainable development in a regional system***by*Nijkamp, P. & Laschuit, P. & Soeteman, F.**0092 Modelling ecologically sustainable economic development in a region : a case study in the Netherlands***by*Bergh, J.C.J.M. & Nijkamp, P.**0091 The potential of European cities for sustainable environmental/energy policy***by*Nijkamp, P. & Perrels, A.**0090 Missing networks and European telecom systems***by*Nijkamp, P. & Vleugel, J.**0089 Innovative service provision for the elderly : a European perspective***by*Nijkamp, P. & Rosdorff, S. & Wilderom, C.**0088 Laws of large numbers for dependent heterogeneous processes***by*Jong, R.M.**0087 Climate change, sea level rise and Dutch defense strategies***by*Nijkamp, P.**0086 Modelling changing lag patterns in Dutch construction***by*Merkies, A.H.Q.M. & Steyn, I.J.**0085 Error bounds for arbitrary approximations of 'nearly reversible' Markov chains and an Aloha-applications***by*Dijk, N.M. van & Veltkamp, P.J.**0084 An improved error bound theorem for approximate Markov chains***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0083 Simple product form insights for processor allocation in FMS***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0082 On the existence and computation of an equilibrium in an economy with constant returns to scale production***by*Kremers, H. & Laan, G. van der & Talman, A.J.J.**0081 On the arrival theorem for communication networks***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0080 30000005264886Barriers to employment : entry and re-entry possibilities of unemployed job seekers in the Netherlands***by*Gorter, C. & Nijkamp, P. & Rietveld, P.**0079 A synopsis of the smoothing formulae associated with the Kalman Filter***by*Merkus, H.R. & Pollock, D.S.G. & Vos, A.F.**0078 Extending the relational model version 2 to support generalization hierarchies***by*Veldwijk, R.J. & Boogaard, M. & Spoor, E.**0077 The rise of new classical economics***by*Zijp, R. van**0076 Endogene technische ontwikkeling en technologiebeleid***by*Butter, F.A.G. den**0075 Technical progress, endogenous growth and labour productivity : a survey***by*Wollmer, F.J. & Butter, F.A.G. den & Hassink, W.H.J.**0074 On the criterion function for arma estimation***by*Pollock, D.S.G.**0073 Monotone improvement of the social welfare in an industrial network***by*Gerlagh, R. & Laan, G. van der**0072 Introducing CASE-technology in organizations as a process of change and innovation***by*Fischer, S.**0071 Organizational growth in the IS-function : linking development and use of information systems***by*Fischer, S.**0070 Welfare losses of non-participation in employment***by*Bastianen, R.D. & Butter, F.A.G. den & Ours, J.C.**0069 Sectoral shifts, unemployment and vacancies in the Netherlands***by*Ours, J.C. & Tak, C.M.**0068 The relation between unemployment and interest rate : application of a seasonal Unit Root Test Procedure***by*Broersma, L.**0067 The necessity and contours of a catalog standard for RM/V2***by*Spoor, E.**0066 Case technology, from Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to Software Engineering Life Cycle (SELC)***by*Vinig, T.G. & Achterberg, J.S.**0065 Eficiencia relativa de pequeños y medianos productores de café en Comayagua Honduras 1991 : caracterización de productores de café en una muestra de 41 casos***by*Peerdeman, M.**0064 Social security in developing countries : some theoretical considerations***by*Leliveld, A.H.M.**0063 Matching employers and workers : an empirical analysis on the effectiveness of search***by*Lindeboom, M. & Ours, J.C. & Renes, G.**0062 Unions and the link : wage determination by a single encompassing trade union when unemployment benefits are linked to wages***by*Vijlbrief, J.A. & Wijngaert, R.F.**0061 A generalization of Norton's theorem***by*Boucherie, R.J. & Dijk, N.M. van**0060 Dutch monetarism : a special concept of monetary equilibrium***by*Barendregt, J.**0059 Approximations for the overflow probability in finite-buffer queues***by*Tijms, H.C.**0058 Computational probability : old ideas never die***by*Tijms, H.C.**0057 The relation between unemployment and interest rate : application of an ARX approach***by*Broersma, L.**0056 A note on pareto laws***by*Merkies, A.H.Q.M. & Steyn, I.J.**0055 Inherently flexible information systems***by*Boogaard, M.**0054 Duration dependency and unobserved heterogeneity in unemployment time series***by*Ours, J.C.**0053 The tragedy of errors : smart, irrational expectations and the German hyperinflation***by*Steyn, I.J.**0052 Monetary control : in search of an operational terminology***by*Rixtel, A.A.R.J.**0050 Towards a catalog standard for the relational model version 2 : a manifesto***by*Veldwijk, R.J.**0049 On the expressive power of the relational model : a database designer's point of view***by*Veldwijk, R.J.**0048 A note on the transient behaviour of the Engset loss model***by*Boucherie, R.J.**0046 Integratie van informatiesystemen***by*Korff, R. & Heng, M.S.H.**0045 Bond market efficiency : some Dutch evidence***by*Kroon, E.P.**0044 The mirror of cleanliness : on the construction and use of an environment in. de for the Netherlands***by*Butter, F.A.G. den**0043 Arbeidsvraag en macro-economische ontwikkeling : een gevoeligheidsanalyse met dynamische simulatiemodellen***by*Butter, F.A.G. den**0042 De empirie van de arbeidsvraag***by*Butter, F.A.G. den**0041 De theorie van de arbeidsvraag als uitgangspunt voor empirisch onderzoek***by*Butter, F.A.G. den**0040 The art and science of macroeconomic forecasting, and the Dutch experience***by*Butter, F.A.G. den**0039 A dual process associated with the evolution of the state of a queueing network at its jumps***by*Boucherie, R.J.**0038 Preventive maintenance at opportunities of restricted duration***by*Dekker, R. & Smeitink, E.**0037 On generalization in the relational model***by*Boogaard, M.**0036 Gender issues in African agriculture : evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Côte D'Ivoire***by*Burger, C.P.J. & Gunning, J.W.**0035 On the limit behavior of a chi-square type test if the number of conditional moments tested approaches infinity preliminary version***by*Jong, R.M. & Bierens, H.J.**0034 The methodology of the neo-Austrian research programme***by*Zijp, R. van**0033 Union growth in The Netherlands 1961-1989***by*Ours, J.C.**0032 The use of activity-based costing systems in a European setting : a case study analysis***by*Boons, A.A.M. & Roberts, H.J.E. & Roozen, F.A.**0031 Comments on determining the number of zeros of a complex polynomial in a half-plane***by*Peeters, R.L.M.**0030 On the estimation of stochastic linear relations***by*Hanzon, B.**0029 A new heuristic for the overflow probability in finite-buffer queues***by*Tijms, H.C.**0028 The 'non-polluter gets paid' principle for Third World commodity exports***by*Kox, H.L.M.**0026 Monetary policy credibility : the experience of the Netherlands***by*Wal, D. van der**0025 Some aspects of voluntary disclosure***by*Camfferman, K.**0024 On data models as meta models : an application designers point of view***by*Veldwijk, R.J.**0023 New results on the projection filter***by*Hanzon, B. & Hut, R.**0022 Approximating the distribution of sample autocorrelations of some ARIMA processes in O(n) operations***by*Sneek, J.M.**0021 On the approximation of the Durbin-Watson statistic in O(n) operations***by*Sneek, J.M.**0020 A dynamic model of simultaneous migration and labour market behaviour***by*Wissen, L.J.G. & Bonnerman, F.**0019 The Japanese financial system and monetary policy : a descriptive review***by*Eijffinger, S.C.W. & Rixtel, A.A.R.J.**0018 On the closure of several sets of ARMA and linear state space models with a given structure***by*Hanzon, B.**0017 Het mededingingsbeleid in Nederland : konjunktuurgevoeligheid en effektiviteit***by*Barendregt, J.**0016 Sustainable economic development : an overview***by*Bergh, J.C.J.M.**0015 Operationalizing sustainable development : dynamic economic-ecological models***by*Bergh, J.C.J.M. & Nijkamp, P.**0014 Technische ontwikkeling, groei en arbeidsproduktiviteit***by*Butter, F.A.G. den**0013 Product forms for queueing networks with limited clusters***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0012 Simple performability bounds for communication networks***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0011 On product form approximations for communication networks with losses : error bounds***by*Dijk, N.M. van & Korezlioglu, H.**0010 An exact solution for a finite solution server model***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0009 A note on monotonicity results in multicasting***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0008 A product form extension fot discrete-time communication protocols***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0007 Product forms for metropolitan area networks***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0006 On uniformization for nonhomogeneous Markov chains***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0005 On error bound analysis for transient continuous-time Markov reward structures***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0004 Insensitivity in discrete time generalized semi-Markov processes***by*Henderson, W.**0003 An error bound for approximating discrete time servicing by a processor sharing modification***by*Dijk, N.M. van & Taylor, P.G.**0002 Letters to the editor : on a simple proof of uniformization for continuous and discrete-state continuous-time Markov chains***by*Dijk, N.M. van**0001 On the effect of small loss probabilities in input/output transmission delay systems***by*Dijk, N.M. van

### 1990

**0094 Accounting changes and the use of financial information***by*Vergoossen, R.G.A.**0093 Economic aspects of information and communication : some considerations***by*Ouwersloot, H. & Nijkamp, P. & Rietveld, P.**0092 Qualitative data and error measurement in input-output analysis***by*Nijkamp, P.**0091 Export constraints for Subsaharan growth : the role of non-fuel primary commodities***by*Kox, H.L.M.**0090 Cottage industry in the Indonesian Provinces : analysis of census statistics 1986-87***by*Weijland, H.**0089 Target groups for industrial policy : the case of rural Indonesia***by*Weijland, H.**0088 Rural industrialization : fact or fiction?***by*Weijland, H.**0087 Urban bias of rural industry : case study of the Indonesian provinces***by*Weijland, H.**0086 Perspectivas de la reforma agraria Nicaraguense en los años 90***by*Groot, J.P. de & Plantinga, J.**0085 El problema agrario en El Salvador***by*Ruben, R.**0084 The program 'Pjohcoin' for applications of the co-integration tests of Johansen***by*Vogelvang, E.**0083 Impacts of multiple period lags in dynamic logit models***by*Nijkamp, P. & Reggiani, A.**0082 Spatial interaction models as a unified framework for dynamic transportation models***by*Nijkamp, P. & Reggiani, A.**0081 On correlation calculus for multivariate martingales***by*Dzhaparidze, K. & Spreij, P.**0078 The relation between unemployment and interest rate : some empirical evidence***by*Bierens, H.J. & Broersma, L.**0077 Aggregation of stochastic processes***by*Boucherie, R.J.**0076 Regional economic growth and regional policy : a European perspective***by*Nijkamp, P.**0075 Critical success factors for new European network infrastructure***by*Nijkamp, P. & Vleugel, J.**0074 Strategic evaluation of new infrastructure in Europe***by*Nijkamp, P. & Perrels, A. & Schippers, L.**0073 Aggregate dynamic economic-ecological models for sustainable development***by*Bergh, J.C.J.M. & Nijkamp, P.**0072 A general dynamic economic-ecological model for regional sustainable development***by*Bergh, J.C.J.M.**0071 Company life history analysis and technogenesis : a spatial view***by*Geenhuizen, M. van & Nijkamp, P. & Townroe, P.**0070 Spatial developments in The United States of Europe : glorious victories or great defeats***by*Nijkamp, P.

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