Steven Poelhekke

Research Fellow at Tinbergen Institute, Full Professor, School of Business and Economics, Spatial Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Steven Poelhekke is Professor of International Environmental Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is research fellow at CEPR and affiliated with the Tinbergen Institute, CESifo in Munich, and OxCarre in Oxford. He previously worked at the University of Auckland as Professor of Economics, Head of Department and is the acting Director of the Energy Centre. He has also worked at the Dutch central bank. His research interests cover International Trade and Investment, and their intersections with Development and Environmental Economics. He has studied, among other topics: the local impact of mining on infrastructure and the tradeable sector, the persistence of foreign direct investment benefits for domestic firms in developing countries, and the effects of resource wealth and multinational banks on foreign direct investment. He is a Dutch national and holds a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. He has published among others in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, and the European Economic Review. Columns and policy pieces have appeared on, the LSE Business Review and Economisch Statistische Berichten.