Steven Poelhekke

Professor of International Environmental Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Steven Poelhekke is Professor of International Environmental Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 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 and Head of Department, and 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. Current research projects involve the energy transition and its impact in developing countries. Past projects 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.