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This book is based on more than four years of research at the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. We are grateful for the help we received from a large number of individuals in writing this book. Special thanks are due to Stephaan DeClerck for his assistance in programming, and Sofie de Groot, Pieter Wijngaarden and Martijn van den Berge for their work on data collection. We thank Martijn Burger, Guillaume Burghouwt, Jan Franke, Henri de Groot, Jan Oosterhaven, Otto Raspe, Bas Turpijn, Wouter Vermeulen, Paul Veenendaal, Eugene Verkade and Anet Weterings and many colleagues at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and JRC-IPTS for critical and useful comments. Mark Thissen has worked on this book during a part of his stay as a guest researcher at the JRC-IPTS in Seville. However, the views expressed in this book do not necessarily reflect the position of the European Commission. Finally we thank Philip McCann and Raquel Ortega-Argilés for complementing this book with their excellent chapter on smart specialization.