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Prof. Dr. Ewald Engelen is Professor at the Amsterdam Metropolitan Institute for Development Studies of the University of Amsterdam. He was trained as a political philosopher and wrote a Ph.D. thesis about corporate democracy. After a number of post-doc positions, he moved to the field of economic geography, focusing in particular on the intricate interactions between welfare state restructuring and financial markets. After a spell of three years at the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), a public Dutch think tank, Engelen was awarded a five-year grant by the Dutch Council for Scientific Research (NWO) to investigate the effects of financial internationalization on the historical financial centre of Amsterdam. Engelen has (co-)authored seven books and has published on a wide variety of topics in journals such as Environment & Planning A, Growth & Change, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Politics & Society, Political Studies, Economy & Society, TESG, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Ethnicities, Competition & Change. Engelen is also a regular contributor to Dutch academic journals as well as the Op-Ed pages of Dutch newspapers.