Ghent University Social and Economic Geography

Ben Derudder is a Professor of Human Geography at the Department of Geography. He works as Associate Director of the Globalization and World Cities Network (GaWC). Ben’s researches focus on the conceptualization and empirical analysis of global urban networks in general, and its production and the role of transport and information technology infrastructures in world city network-formation in particular. He also has a keen interest in the prospect and pitfalls of using network analysis in urban contexts, as well as in the narratives and realities of putatively international geographic scholarship.

His most recent research focuses on the potential of alternative network specifications of the world city network, and modelling change and co-evolution in the world city network.