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Henri de Groot (1971) is currently professor in Regional Economic Dynamics at the Department of Spatial Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and also affiliated to Ecorys (Rotterdam). Since 2002, he is a fellow of the Tinbergen Institute, he is academic partner of the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, and since December 2015, he is crown-appointed member of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER). He studied Economics at Tilburg University and graduated in 1994 (cum laude). In 1998, he obtained his Ph.D. from Tilburg University with a dissertation on economic growth, unemployment and the sectoral composition of economies. Subsequently, he was affiliated as a post-doc at the Department of Spatial Economics of the VU University Amsterdam and later as an assistant professor (from 2002–2004) and associate professor (from 2004–2010). 

He is (co-)author of more than 90 publications in international peer reviewed journals and in edited volumes published by renowned international publishing houses, in addition to more than 60 peer-reviewed and popular publications in Dutch. Furthermore, he is (co-)author of several books, edited volumes and special journal issues. He is associate editor of Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences and regular reviewer for many peer-reviewed international journals.

Research

His current research deals with the empirics of regional economic growth, agglomeration and trade, energy and environmental economics, urban economics, technology adoption and meta-analysis. He has been involved in various research projects for the European Commission, the World Bank, the Dutch Science Foundation, Dutch ministries and several municipalities. He has also worked on several projects in cooperation with the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, dealing with climate change, European welfare states, the effectiveness of the European Cohesion Policy, the scenario study ‘Four Futures’, several projects on the impact of globalization and the study ‘Stad en Land’. He has frequently presented research papers at a wide range of international conferences for economists, regional scientists and policy makers, including those of the European Economic Association, the Netherlands Network of Economics, and the Regional Science Association International. He has also been a visitor of Christian Michelsen Institute (Bergen), the Norwegian Business School (Bergen) and the World Trade Organization (Geneva). 

Teaching

Since October 2002, he is strongly involved in the development of the BSc programme in Economics and Business Economics at the VU University Amsterdam, of which he is currently program director. He has also been strongly involved in the development of the BSc Programme ‘Aarde en Economie’ and the MSc Programme in ‘Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics’. He has extensively taught courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in microeconomics, macroeconomics, urban and regional economics, the empirics of economic growth, meta-analysis and empirical research methods. He is advisor of numerous MSc and PhD students. He currently teaches courses in Regional and Urban Economics, Microeconomics, and Globalization and Transaction Costs.

Ancillary activities

  • Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) | Den Haag | Member Advisory Council 'Environmental & Neigborhood Statist | 2013-01-01
  • Sociaal Economische Raad (SER) | Den Haag | Crown-appointed member | 2016-01-01
  • Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) | Oslo | Chair of evaluation panel | 2017-02-01

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Research Output 1997 2018

Flood Protection and Endogenous Sorting of Households: the role of credit constraints

Husby, T. G., de Groot, H. L. F., Hofkes, M. & Filatova, T. 1 Feb 2018 In : Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. 23, 2, p. 147-168 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sorting
return period
credit
flood protection
household

Land use, worker heterogeneity and welfare benefits of public goods

Teulings, C. N., Ossokina, I. V. & de Groot, H. L. F. 1 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Urban Economics. 103, p. 67-82 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

land use
welfare
worker
infrastructure
educational attainment

Living Apart Together: The Economic Value of Ethnic Diversity in Cities

Bakens, J., Florax, R. J. G. M., de Groot, H. L. F. & Mulder, P. 2018 Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 37 p.(TI Discussion Paper Series; vol. 18, no. 029/VIII)

Research output: Working paper

Shaking Up the Firm Survival: Evidence from Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

Brata, A. G., de Groot, H. L. F. & Zant, W. 2018 021/VIII ed., Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 23 p.(TI Discussion Paper Series; vol. 2018, no. 021/VIII)

Research output: Working paper

Amsterdam Metropolitan Area: A strong and resilient region

de Groot, H. L. F. & Lankhuizen, M. B. M. 2017

Research output: Non-textual formOnline publication or Website