Jordy Meekes is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Leiden University and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Before joining Leiden University in January 2022, Jordy was a Research Fellow (Assistant Professor) in the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne. Jordy is a research fellow of the IZA, Bonn (Germany) and a research affiliate of the LCC (Australia). Jordy obtained 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 research interests are mainly in the field of applied microeconomics at the intersection of labour economics with spatial economics. He has analysed panel administrative data and longitudinal survey data in policy-relevant research. Jordy applies micro econometric models to answer research questions related to workers' labour market outcomes and housing outcomes. Jordy's research focuses on job loss, local labour markets, gender inequalities, COVID-19 impacts, social housing, commuting, flow-based clustering, agglomeration economies and the urban wage premium.

Jordy joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in July 2018 and became a Research Fellow in December 2023.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13779
published as 'Gender differences in job flexibility: Commutes and working hours after job loss' in: Journal of Urban Economics, 2022, 129, 1-15
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13673
published as "Regional coronavirus hotspots during the COVID-19 outbreak in the Netherlands" in: De Economist, 2021, 169 (2), 127-140
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13327
published in: the Australian Economic Review, 2021, 54 (1), 76-93
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12765
published in: Regional Studies, 2023, 57 (1), 13 - 25
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10894
published in: Journal of Urban Economics, 2019, 109, 41-65