Professor of Economics, University of Auckland; CEPR Research Fellow
Steven Poelhekke is professor of economics at the University of Auckland. He is also research fellow at CEPR and affiliated with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute, and CESifo in Munich. His research interests cover International Trade and Investment, and their intersections with Development and Environmental Economics. He has studied, among other topics: the impact of natural resource extraction on the tradeable sector, the persistence of foreign direct investment benefits for developing countries, and the interactions between multinational banks and foreign direct investment. He is a Dutch national and holds a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
Recent work by Steven Poelhekke
Electing educated leaders during democratisation: Evidence from Indonesia
The economic success of democratisation crucially depends on the education level of the newly elected local leaders
Articles : Institutions & Political Economy
Africa's roads make the rich richer
Do politicians and presidents build roads to allow their citizens to get around, or is it primarily to make themselves richer?
Audio : Infrastructure & Urbanisation