Reijer Hendrikse

Research staff

  • Current position Postdoctoral researcher
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Sciences and Bio-Engineering Sciences
    Department of Geography
    Pleinlaan 2
    Building F - Room 4.74
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 3185
  • E-mail

Reijer Hendrikse is a postdoctoral researcher. As a financial geographer, his research interests are broadly centered on the interface between financial development, global city formation and the state. Reijer is currently working on two research projects: (1) an Innoviris project analyzing the spatiotemporal dynamics and makeup of the financial center and larger cluster of advanced producer services firms in Brussels, and (2) a FWO project investigating the historical construction of an integrated European financial space, from the advent of the European single market until the outbreak of the financial crisis.

Educational background

2015: PhD in Financial Geography, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2009: MSc in International Relations, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2005: BSc in Management & Systems, Cass Business School, City University, London, United Kingdom.

Previous positions

2015: Freelance researcher, Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2014: Teacher in Financial Geography, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2010-2015: PhD researcher, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2005-2006: Management trainee, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, Munich, Germany.

Key publications:

Hendrikse RP (2015) The Long Arm of Finance: Exploring the Unlikely Financialization of Governments and Public Institutions. Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Amsterdam. Available online:

Engelen E, Fernandez R, Hendrikse R (2014) How Finance Penetrates its Other: A Cautionary Tale on the Financialization of a Dutch University. Antipode 46(4) 1072–1091. Available online:

Hendrikse RP, Sidaway JD (2014)Financial wizardry and the Golden City:tracking the financial crisis through Pforzheim, Germany. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 39(2) 195–208. Available online: