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Peter Mulder (1974) is assistant professor in Spatial Economics. He teaches a variety of course, including microeconomics and urban economics. His research is mainly in the fields of energy economics and the spatial structure of economic development, with a focus on developing countries. 

In 2003, he obtained his Ph.D. from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with a thesis on the economics of technology diffusion and energy efficiency, based on research carried out at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. Subsequently, he has been an associate research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, and a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Spatial Economics of VU University Amsterdam.

In 2005 he interrupted academic life to work for two years in Mozambique as a consultant/energy economist for the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), based at the Ministry of Planning & Development and the Ministry of Energy of the Government of Mozambique. In 2007 he returned to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. During the 2011 spring semester he was visiting assistant professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (USA).

He has been member and chairman of the Educational Committee for the Earth & Economics BSc program at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and member of the Board of Examiners at University College Amsterdam.

Currently is coordinator of a newly established partnership – including teaching and research – between the VU Department of Spatial Economics and the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta.

Research

His current research interests lie mainly in the fields of energy economics and the spatial structure of economic development. He is especially interested in the relationship between energy use and urbanization in developing countries.

Teaching

Currently he teaches at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam undergraduate courses in Microeconomics, Urban Economics, and Economic Ethics within the Bachelor programs Economics and Earth&Economics. At the University of Amsterdam he teaches an inter-disciplinary urban course within the bachelor program Beta-Gamma.   

Previous teaching includes bachelor courses on Regional Economics (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Sustainable City (Amsterdam University College), International Economic Development (Purdue University USA), a master course in Environmental Economics (Catholic University Mozambique) and coordinator of the Earth&Economics thesis-project (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

He is coordinator of the minor Spatial Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Previously he has been member and chairman of the Educational Committee for the Earth & Economics BSc program at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and member of the Board of Examiners at University College Amsterdam.

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Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Economics, Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Selected Research Output 1986 2018

International Specialization, Structural Change and the Evolution of Manufacturing Energy Intensity in OECD Countries

Mulder, P., 2015, In : Energy Journal. 36, 3, p. 111-136

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Productivity
International trade
Structural change
Manufacturing
Energy intensity

Trade-Facilitated Technology Spillovers in Energy Productivity Convergence Processes across EU Countries

Wan, J., Baylis, K. & Mulder, P., 2015, In : Energy Economics. 48, March, p. 253-264

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Productivity
European Union
Technology spillovers
Energy productivity
Energy efficiency

Dynamics and determinants of energy intensity in the service sector: A cross-country analysis, 1980–2005

Mulder, P., de Groot, H. L. F. & Pfeiffer, B., 2014, In : Ecological Economics. 100, April, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

service sector
OECD
energy
energy efficiency
structural change

Energy poverty reduction by fuel switching. Impact evaluation of the LPG conversion program in Indonesia

Andadari, R. K., Mulder, P. & Rietveld, P., 2014, In : Energy Policy. 66, March, p. 436-449

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

liquefied petroleum gas
Liquefied petroleum gas
poverty
Kerosene
energy

Economic impacts of cultural diversity in The Netherlands: productivity, utility and sorting

Bakens, J., Mulder, P. & Nijkamp, P., 2013, In : Journal of Regional Science. 53, p. 8-36

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

cultural diversity
economic impact
sorting
Netherlands
productivity

Explaining the Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technology in Developing Countries

Pfeiffer, B. & Mulder, P., 2013, In : Energy Economics. 40, p. 285-296

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Developing countries
Electricity
Fossil fuels
Economics
Energy technology

Structural Change and Convergence of Energy Intensity across OECD Countries

de Groot, H. L. F. & Mulder, P., 2012, In : Energy Economics. 34, 6, p. 1910-1921

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Chemical analysis
Decomposition
Structural change
OECD countries
Energy intensity

Improving Energy Efficiency through Technology: Trends, Investment Behaviour and Policy Design

Florax, R. J. G. M., de Groot, H. L. F. & Mulder, P., 2011, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademic

Rural electrification in an imperfect world: A case study from Mozambique

Mulder, P. & Tembe, J., 2008, In : Energy Policy. 36, p. 2785-2794 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Sectoral Energy- and Labour-Productivity Convergence

de Groot, H. L. F. & Mulder, P., 2006, In : Environmental and Resource Economics. 36, p. 85-112 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
labor productivity
energy
productivity
economy of scale
OECD

Energy-Productivity Convergence Across Developed and Developing Countries

Mulder, P. & Miketa, A., 2005, In : Energy Economics.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

The Economics of Technology Diffusion and Energy Efficiency

Mulder, P., 2005, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. 264 p. (Advances in Ecological Economics)

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademic

A Vintage of Model Technology Diffusion: The Effect Returns to Diversity and Learning-by-Using

de Groot, H. L. F., Hofkes, M. W. & Mulder, P., 2004, The Monopolistic Competition Revolution in Retrospect. Brakman, S. & Heijdra, B. J. (eds.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 356-372 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Activities 2000 2012

  • 7 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Editorial work

Spatial Economic Analysis (Journal)

P. Nijkamp (Member of editorial board), Mulder, P. (Member of editorial board), R. Stough (Member of editorial board)
2012

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workScientific