Professor of Economics, University of Auckland; Research Fellow, CEPR; Adjunct Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Steven Poelhekke is professor of economics and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Auckland. He is also research fellow at CEPR and affiliated with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute, CESifo in Munich, and OxCarre in Oxford. He previously worked at the Dutch central bank. He is a Dutch national and holds a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
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 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 European Economic Review.