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Steven Poelhekke is professor of economics at the University of Auckland, and affiliated to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute, CESifo in Munich, and OxCarre in Oxford. He previously 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 Development Economics, European Economic Review, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Columns and policy pieces have appeared on VoxEU.org, the LSE Business Review and Economisch Statistische Berichten.

Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/stevenpoelhekke/


Ancillary activities

  • De Nederlandse Bank | Amsterdam | Unknown | 2012-09-01 - present

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Natural resources Business & Economics
Foreign direct investment Business & Economics
Resources Business & Economics
Resource extraction Business & Economics
Inflation expectations Business & Economics
Economic impact Business & Economics
Urbanization Business & Economics
Pollution havens Business & Economics

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Research Output 2008 2019

How expensive should CO2 be? Fuel for the political debate on optimal climate policy

Poelhekke, S., 29 Nov 2019, In : Heliyon. 5, 11, p. 1-5 5 p., e02936.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
climate policy
climate change
social costs

Mining Matters: Natural Resource Extraction and Firm-level Constraints

de Haas, R. & Poelhekke, S., Mar 2019, In : Journal of International Economics. 117, p. 109-124

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Priority Roads: the Political Economy of Africa's Interior-to-Coast Roads

Bonfatti, R., Gu, Y. & Poelhekke, S., 2019, 006/VIII ed., Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 57 p. (TI Discussion Paper Series; vol. 2019, no. 006/VIII).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Good mine, bad mine: Natural resource heterogeneity and Dutch disease in Indonesia

Pelzl, P. & Poelhekke, S., 2018, Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 65 p. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper Series; no. 18 - 073/VIII).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Klimaatbeleid en internationale handel

Poelhekke, S., 15 Nov 2018, Klimaatbeleid: kosten, kansen en keuzes. van Soest, D., Smulders, S. & Gerlagh, R. (eds.). Amsterdam: Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde, p. 116-124 9 p. (KVS Preadviezen; vol. 2018).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

international trade
environmental policy

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Do natural resources, such as oil, iron, and gold, always bring prosperity?

Steven Poelhekke (Speaker)
5 Nov 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


INFER 2009 Best Paper Award

Steven Poelhekke (Recipient), 2009


Smart Urban Regions for the Future (SURF)/ERA-NET COFUND Smart Cities and Communities

P. Mulder (Recipient), Steven Poelhekke (Recipient), J.N. van Ommeren (Recipient) & E.T. Verhoef (Recipient), 2015


urban transport
urban region
energy use
environmental quality