Peter Nijkamp

Peter Nijkamp

Education:

Econometrics and Regional Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1964-1970)

Ph.D. in Regional Economics at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1972)

Prior Work:

Research Assistant, Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam (1969-1970)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1970-1973)

Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Free University, Amsterdam (1973–1975), and Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1973-1978)

Chairman Department of Regional Economics, Free University, Amsterdam (1975–2002)

President of the European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs) (2005-2007)

President of the governing board of the Netherlands Research Council (NWO) (2002 – 2009)

President of the European Regional Science Association

President of the Regional Science Association International

Current Employment/Responsibilities:

Professor in Regional Economics and in Economic Geography, VU University, Amsterdam

President Governing Board Netherlands Research Council (NWO) (2002-)

Areas of Research Interest:

Qquantitative plan evaluati­on, regional and urban modelling, multicriteria analysis, transport systems analysis, mathe­matical systems modelling, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, environmental and resource management, and sustainable development