- 2018- : Lecturer in Human Geography, Loughborough University
- 2016-2018: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Geography, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
- 2012-2016: PhD, Department of Geography, Ghent University (Belgium)
- 2008-2011: Research Master Social Science, Graduate School of Social Science, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- 2005-2008: BA in Human Geography, Department of Geography, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Prizes and Awards
Michiel's work is situated at the interface of urban and economic geography and examines how urban regions and economies are reshaped through the deepening of global interdependencies, technological innovations and uneven development. In recent years, he developed a particular focus on financial relations, as analysing economic and urban development increasingly requires adopting a financial lens. His research strategy is based on the premise that both past theories and theories from different geographical traditions have an important role to play in understanding our contemporary predicament. Therefore, grounding geography's conceptual evolution in historical awareness has become an important aspect of his work. Broadly, his research encompasses the following themes.
- Urban systems theory
- World city networks
- Geographies of metropolization
Economic and Financial Geography
- Firm networks, clusters and transnational economic processes
- Innovation, entrepreneurship and new technologies
- Financial geography of Europe
History and Epistemology of Geography
- History of post-1945 Geography
- Engaged pluralist geographical praxis
- Transnational histories of Geography
Recent research projects
- Co-investigator on ESRC-funded project "Technology Driven Next generation Insurance (TECHNGI)"
- Principal-Investigator on ESRC-funded project "Emergence and Evolution of Next Generation Services"
Michiel's main teaching is on the broad subjects of economic and financial geography both at the undergraduate and postgraduate taught level. Furthermore, he contributes to teaching on methods and research design.
Current postgraduate research students:
- Louise Tompkins: Music Rights Management in the Digital Age (ESRC collaborative Doctoral Award in partnership with Sentric Music, Liverpool).
- Pažitka, V., Bassens, D., van Meeteren, M., & Wójcik, D. (2021). The advanced producer services complex as an obligatory passage point: Evidence from rent extraction by investment banks. Competition and Change, http://doi.org/DOI:10.1177/1024529421992253
- De Craene, V., Koelemaij, J., van der Zee, E., & van Meeteren, M. (2021). A World Beyond Web of Science: AGORA Magazine's 35 Years in Dutch Language Human Geography. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 1–18. http://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12478
- Van Meeteren, M. (2020). A prehistory of the polycentric urban region: excavating Dutch applied geography, 1930–60. Regional Studies, http://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2020.1800629
- Hendrikse R, Van Meeteren M and Bassens D (2020) Strategic coupling between finance, technology and the state: Cultivating a Fintech ecosystem for incumbent finance. Environment and Planning A. 52(8), 1516–1538.
- Poorthuis A and Van Meeteren M (2019) Containment and connectivity in Dutch urban systems: A network‐analytical operationalisation of the three‐systems model. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie. http://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12391
- Van Meeteren M (2019). European Union financial integration, a geography perspective. Geography Compass, 13(4), e12424–19. http://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12424
- Derudder B and Van Meeteren M (2019) Engaging with “urban science”. Urban Geography, 40(4), 555–564.
- Van Meeteren M and Poorthuis A (2018) Christaller and "big data": Recalibrating central place theory via the geoweb. Urban Geography, 39(1), 122-148