Jordy Meekes is a Research Fellow (Assistant Professor) in the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne since September 2018. He is part of the Labour Economics and Social Policy Program. Jordy joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course as a Research Fellow in September 2018. Prior to joining the Melbourne Institute, Jordy did his PhD in Economics and his Research Master's in Multidisciplinary Economics at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). During his PhD, Jordy was a Short-Stay Visiting Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management (US) and he did a research project in collaboration with the temporary work and human resource consulting services company Randstad Holding.
His PhD is in applied microeconomics at the intersection of labour economics with spatial economics. He has used administrative data sets and applied micro econometric models to answer research questions related to workers' labour market outcomes and housing outcomes across regional areas. Jordy's research focuses on job loss, local labour markets, gender gaps, COVID-19, commuting, flow-based clustering, agglomeration economies and the urban wage premium.
Jordy joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in July 2018.