Steven Poelhekke

PhD Economics, European University Institute

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Biography

Steven Poelhekke is professor of economics at the University of Auckland, CEPR Research Affiliate, 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 International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, and the European Economic Review. Columns and policy pieces have appeared on VoxEU.org, the LSE Business Review and Economisch Statistische Berichten.

Research | Current

De Haas, Ralph, and Steven Poelhekke (2019). "Mining matters: Natural resource extraction and firm-level constraints" Journal of International Economics 117(March) 109-124.

Javorcik, Beata, and Steven Poelhekke (2017). "Former Foreign Affiliates: Cast Out and Outperformed?" Journal of the European Economic Association 15(3) 1-39. (lead article).

Bonfatti, Roberto, and Steven Poelhekke (2017). "From mine to coast: transport infrastructure and the direction of trade in developing countries" Journal of Development Economics 127, 91-108.

Ploeg, Frederick van der, and Steven Poelhekke (2017). "The Impact of Natural Resources: A survey of recent quantitative evidence" Journal of Development Studies 53(2), 205-216.
- Reprinted in E. Papyrakis (ed.), Why Does Development Fail in Resource Rich Economies: The Catch 22 of Mineral Wealth (London, UK:Routledge, August 2017).

Poelhekke, Steven (2015). "Do global banks facilitate foreign direct investment?", European Economic Review 76, 25-46.

Cust, James and Steven Poelhekke (2015). "The local impact of mining", Annual Review of Resource Economics 7, 251-268.

Poelhekke, Steven, and Fredrick van der Ploeg (2015). "Green Havens and Pollution Havens", The World Economy 38(7) 1159–1178.

Poelhekke, Steven, and Fredrick van der Ploeg (2013). "Do Natural Resources Attract Non-Resource FDI?", The Review of Economics and Statistics 95(3) 1047-1065.

Poelhekke, Steven (2013). "Human capital and employment growth in German metropolitan areas: new evidence", Regional Studies 47(2) 245-263.

Poelhekke, Steven (2011). "Urban Growth and Uninsured Rural Risk: Booming Towns in Bust Times", Journal of Development Economics 96(2) 461-475.

Galati, E.B. Gabriele, Steven Poelhekke, and Chen Zhou (2010). "Did the crisis affect inflation expectations?", International Journal of Central Banking 7(1) 167-207.

Ploeg, Frederick van der, and Steven Poelhekke (2010). "The Pungent Smell of “Red Herrings”: Subsoil assets, rents, volatility and the resource curse", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 60(1), 44-55.
- Reprinted in F. van der Ploeg and A.J. Venables (eds.), The Economics of Resource Rich Economies (Cheltenham, UK: Elgar, April 2015).

Du Caju, Philip, Gábor Kátay, Ana Lamo, Daphne Nicolitsas, and Steven Poelhekke (2010). "Inter-industry wage differentials in EU countries: what do cross-country time varying data add to the picture?" Journal of the European Economic Association 8(2-3) 478-486.

Poelhekke, Steven, and Frederick van der Ploeg (2009). "Foreign direct investment and urban concentrations: unbundling spatial lags", Journal of Regional Science 49(4), 749-775.

Ploeg, Frederick van der, and Steven Poelhekke (2009). "Volatility and the natural resource curse", Oxford Economic Papers 61(4) 727-760.
- Reprinted in F. van der Ploeg and A.J. Venables (eds.), The Economics of Resource Rich Economies (Cheltenham, UK: Elgar, April 2015).

Ploeg, Frederick van der, and Steven Poelhekke (2009). "Globalization and the rise of mega-cities in the developing world", Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 1(3) 477-501.

 

Teaching | Current

International Finance, Econ 352, Semester 2

Economics of Development, Econ 771, Semester 2

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PhD Director

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Poelhekke, S. (2019). How expensive should CO2 be? Fuel for the political debate on optimal climate policy. Heliyon, 5 (11).10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02936
  • De Haas, R., & Poelhekke, S. (2019). Mining matters: Natural resource extraction and firm-level constraints. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS, 117, 109-124. 10.1016/j.jinteco.2019.01.006
  • Javorcik, B., & Poelhekke, S. (2017). FORMER FOREIGN AFFILIATES: CAST OUT AND OUTPERFORMED?. JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION, 15 (3), 501-539. 10.1093/jeea/jvw010
  • Bonfatti, R., & Poelhekke, S. (2017). From mine to coast: Transport infrastructure and the direction of trade in developing countries. Journal of Development Economics, 127, 91-108. 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2017.03.004
  • Van Der Ploeg, F., & Poelhekke, S. (2017). The Impact of Natural Resources: Survey of Recent Quantitative Evidence. The Journal of Development Studies, 53 (2), 205-216. 10.1080/00220388.2016.1160069
  • Cust, J., & Poelhekke, S. (2015). The Local Economic Impacts of Natural Resource Extraction. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 7 (1), 251-268. 10.1146/annurev-resource-100814-125106
  • Poelhekke, S., & van der Ploeg, F. (2015). Green Havens and Pollution Havens. The World Economy, 38 (7), 1159-1178. 10.1111/twec.12219
  • Poelhekke, S. (2015). Do global banks facilitate foreign direct investment?. European Economic Review, 76, 25-46. 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.01.014

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