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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 director of the Energy Centre. He has also worked at the Dutch central bank. 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 Journal of Economic Growth. Columns and policy pieces have appeared on VoxEU.org, the LSE Business Review and Economisch Statistische Berichten.


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.

Working papers have appeared at CEPR, CESifo, Tinbergen Institute, De Nederlandsche Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentEuropean University Institute, European Central Bank and OxCarre.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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