Jacques Poot is Emeritus Professor of Population Economics at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand and Visiting Professor in the Department of Spatial Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He held previous academic positions at the University of Tsukuba in Japan and at Victoria University of Wellington, where he obtained his PhD. He is an elected Correspondent (Honorary Fellow) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, an elected Member of the Academia Europaea and a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). He is also an Affiliate of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in Wellington and an Associate of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at University College London. Jacques Poot is a member of the editorial board of a number of international journals, including Associate Editor of IZA Journal of Development and Migration. His 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 has had a leading role in several large multi-institution research programmes, including: on capturing the diversity dividend of Aotearoa New Zealand; on the economic integration of immigrants in New Zealand; on regional demographic change in New Zealand, and on migrant diversity and regional disparity in Europe.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2009.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12402
published in: Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science, 2020, 4 (1), 261-284
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11959
Omoniyi Alimi, David C. Maré, Jacques Poot
published in: New Zealand Economic Papers, 2022, 56 (3), 272-295
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10945
Ngoc Thi Minh Tran, Michael P. Cameron, Jacques Poot
published as "How robust is the evidence on the impact of diasporas on institutional quality in home countries?" in: Kyklos, 2021, 74(1), 126-152
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10690
Omoniyi Alimi, David C. Maré, Jacques Poot
published in: U. Blien, K. Kourtit, P. Nijkamp & R. Stough (eds.), Modelling Aging and Migration Effects on Spatial Labor Markets, Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10329
published in: Investigaciones Regionales - Journal of Regional Research, 2016, 36, 63-86
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9874
published in: H Westlund and JP Larsson (eds.), Handbook of Social Capital and Regional Development, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar, 2016
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8782
published in: P. Nijkamp, J. Poot and J. Bakens (eds.), The Economics of Cultural Diversity, Edward Elgar, 2015
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7696
published in: Studies in Regional Science, 2013, 43(1), 61-78