External Research Fellow
Professor of Population Economics, Population Studies Centre, University of Waikato
Jacques studied econometrics at the Free University Amsterdam and has a Ph.D from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he held various academic positions between 1979 and 2003. He was also Foreign Professor at the University of Tsukuba in Japan (1994-97 and 2002). He is a Correspondent (Honorary Fellow) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; a member of the Board of Management of the Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences (BRCSS) network and an Affiliate of the Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. His research interests include all aspects of the economics of population (such as migration, fertility, labour force, and ageing) and especially the spatial dimension of these topics. He has also carried out research projects in various other areas, including meta-analysis, the geography of economic growth; the construction sector, transportation, housing and forecasting. Jacques is a member of the editorial board of a number of international journals and was 1997-2006 Pacific Editor of Papers in Regional Science.
Jacques Poot joined CReAM as an external fellow in June 2007.