Prof. Wim Heijman

Born: 2.2.1953


  • Doctoral thesis: Wageningen University (1991)
  • Master thesis: Tilburg University (1979), University of Utrecht (1985)
  • Diploma thesis: Tilburg University (1975)

Academic Position

  • Current academic position: Professor of Regional Economics
  • Institution of employment: Wageningen University
  • Last promotion to higher position: 2001

Teaching Activities

  • Undergraduate: 4 modules
  • Graduate: 1 module

Mentoring master and doctoral thesis

  •  2 PhD
  • 4 masters
  • 3 Bachelor

List od piblications published in the last 5 years

  • Schouten M., A. Gaaff and W. Heijman, 2009. Less favoured area measure in the Netherlands: a welcome or negligible addition. Apstract, Vol. 3, Nrs 1-2, pp 23-28.
  • Heijman W., G. Hagelaar, and M. van der Heide, 2008. Rural resilience as a new development concept. In: Tomic D. and M. Sevarlic, Development of agriculture and rural areas in Central and East Europe. Thematic proceedings of the 100th EAAE seminar. Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • Heijman W., 2008. Regional clusters, competitiveness, and economic growth. In: Boonstra W. and S. Eijffinger (2008), Een klassiek econoom met een brede blik: opstellen aangeboden aan Hans Visser, pp. 123-132. Liber Amicorum. Sdu publishers, The Hague.
  • Ophem, J.A.C. van and W.J.M. Heijman, 2008. Happiness, Health, and Family type. Annals of Agricultural Science, Series G-Economics, Vol. 94, Nr 2, pp. 178-185. Polish Academy of Science. Warsaw.
  • Crombach C., K. Koene, and W. Heijman, 2008. From Wageningen City of Life Sciences to Food Valley. In: W. Hulsink and H. Dons, Pathways to High-Tech Valleys and Research Triangles: Innovative entrepreneurship, Knowledge transfer and Cluster Formation in Europe and the United States. Wageningen UR Frontis Series, Springer, Dordrecht.
  • Heijman W.J.M., 2008. De Langzame Humane HoofdStructuur (LHHS). In: ABN-AMRO en FD-Intelligence, Meeting the Minds.
  • Igata M., A. Hendriksen and W. Heijman, 2008. Agricultural outsourcing: a comparison between the Netherlands and Japan. Apstract, Vol. 2, nrs 1,2, pp 29-33.
  • Bronisz U. and W. Heijman, 2008. Competitiveness of Polish regional agro-clusters. Apstract, Vol. 2, nrs 1,2, pp.35-40.
  • Heide C.M. van der, A.T. De Blaeij and W.J.M. Heijman, 2008. Economic Aspects of landscape decision making: a participatory planning tool based on a representative approach. Mansholt Working Papers, MWP-41. Wageningen University.
  • Bronisz U., W. Heijman, and A. Miszczuk, 2008. Regional competitiveness in Poland: Creating and index. Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft. Vol. 28, Nr 2.
  • Heijman W.J.M. (ed.), 2007. Regional Externalities. Springer, Berlin.