Professor Jacques Poot
Professor of Population Economics
Qualifications: Drs VU Amst PhD Well MAE
Professor Poot's research interests include all aspects of the economics of population (such as migration, fertility, labour force, and ageing) and especially the geographical dimension of these topics.
He currently co-leads a large research project on regional population change and socio-economic consequences. The project is called Nga Tangata Oho Mairangi and is carried out by researchers at NIDEA, Massey and Motu. Previously, Professor Poot led several other collaborative research projects, including on the economic integration of immigrants in New Zealand, and on migrant diversity and regional disparity in Europe. Professor Poot has been working in recent years particularly on international and internal migration, the economics of cultural diversity, local labour markets, regional development, housing markets, and forecasting. Furthermore, his work on social and economic impact assessment has led him to apply and further develop methodologies for meta-analysis: the systematic and quantitative synthesis of previous empirical research findings.
Jacques Poot is Professor of Population Economics, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waikato, New Zealand. His university education was at VU University Amsterdam (Doctorandus, econometrics, 1978) and at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (PhD, labour economics, 1984). He was previously Foreign Professor at the University of Tsukuba in Japan (1994-97 and 2002) and employed in various academic positions at Victoria University of Wellington between 1979 and 2003.
He is an elected "Corresponding" Member (Honorary Fellow) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and an elected Member of the Academia Europaea. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Spatial Economics at VU University Amsterdam, an Affiliate of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in Wellington, an Associate of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at University College London; and a Research Fellow, at IZA – Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn. Professor Poot was the recipient of the 2013 NZIER Economics Award.
Professor Poot is a member of the editorial board of a number of international journals and was 1997-2006 Pacific Editor of Papers in Regional Science.
Economics of population; causes and consequences of international migration; population ageing; meta-analysis of non-experimental social science research; monopsony in local labour markets; the impact of geography on economic growth; regional development; globalisation; innovation and efficiency in the New Zealand construction sector; transportation policy and the environment; housing markets and forecasting.
Roskruge, M., Poot, J. H. J., & King, L. (2016). Social capital, entrepreneurship and living standards: Differences between immigrants and the native born: CReAM Discussion Paper (CDP 07/16). University College London: Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration. Retrieved from http://www.cream-migration.org/publ_uploads/CDP_07_16.pdf
Poot, J. (2016). Bridging and bonding: the role of social networks in labour market outcomes for migrants. In New Zealand Immigration Settlement Summit: Collaborating for outcomes. Conference held at Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand.
Poot, J., & Soltani, B. (2016). Superdiversity in New Zealand schools: policies, governance and experiences. In Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity Conference. Conference held at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Cochrane, W., & Poot, J. (2016). Past research on the impact of international migration on house prices: Implications for Auckland. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Retrieved from http://www.mbie.govt.nz/
Find more research publications by Jacques Poot
- Steven Bond-Smith
Is understanding innovation the key to economic growth? Theoretical models and analytical simulations.
- Matthew Roskruge
Understanding the role of social capital in the growth of New Zealand's economy
- Michael Krausse
Economic Resilience: Evidence from Australasia.
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