Jacques Poot
Research Fellow

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Poot Jacques Poot is Professor of Population Economics at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. 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 and an elected Member of the Academia Europaea and a Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). He is 2017-2018 President of RSAI. He is also an Affiliate of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in Wellington, an Associate of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at University College London and an adjunct professor in the Department of Spatial Economics at VU University Amsterdam. Jacques Poot is a member of the editorial board of a number of international journals, including Associate Editor of IZA Journal of Migration, and was 1997-2006 Pacific Editor of Papers in Regional Science. 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, or 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.
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IZA World of Labor article: Cross-border migration and travel: A virtuous relationship
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10690  Omoniyi Alimi
Dave C. Maré
Jacques Poot
More Pensioners, Less Income Inequality? The Impact of Changing Age Composition on Inequality in Big Cities and Elsewhere
10329  Jacques Poot
Omoniyi Alimi
Michael P. Cameron
Dave C. Maré
The Gravity Model of Migration: The Successful Comeback of an Ageing Superstar in Regional Science
(forthcoming in: Journal of Regional Research)
9874  Matthew Roskruge
Jacques Poot
Laura King
Social Capital, Entrepreneurship and Living Standards: Differences between Immigrants and the Native Born
(forthcoming in: Hans Westlund and Johan P. Larsson (eds.), Handbook on Social Capital and Regional Development, Edward Elgar)
8782  Peter Nijkamp
Jacques Poot
Cultural Diversity: A Matter of Measurement
(published in: P. Nijkamp, J. Poot and J. Bakens (eds.), The Economics of Cultural Diversity, Edward Elgar, 2015)
8251  Daniel Arribas-Bel
Peter Nijkamp
Jacques Poot
How Diverse Can Spatial Measures of Cultural Diversity Be? Results from Monte Carlo Simulations of an Agent-Based Model
(published in: Environment and Planning A, 2016, 48(10), 2046-2066)
7696  Jacques Poot
Matthew Roskruge
Internationalisation of Education and Returns in the Labour Market
(published in: Studies in Regional Science, 2013, 43(1), 61-78)
7504  Bridget Daldy
Jacques Poot
Matthew Roskruge
Perception of Workplace Discrimination among Immigrants and Native Born New Zealanders
(published in: Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 2013, 16 (1), 137-154)
7129  Ceren Ozgen
Peter Nijkamp
Jacques Poot
Measuring Cultural Diversity and its Impact on Innovation: Longitudinal Evidence from Dutch Firms
(published online in: Papers in Regional Science, 2015, Online)
6363  Julia Beckhusen
Raymond J.G.M. Florax
Thomas de Graaff
Jacques Poot
Brigitte Waldorf
Living and Working in Ethnic Enclaves: Language Proficiency of Immigrants in U.S. Metropolitan Areas
(published in: Papers in Regional Science, 2013, 92(2), 305-328)
6145  Murat Genc
Masood Gheasi
Peter Nijkamp
Jacques Poot
The Impact of Immigration on International Trade: A Meta-Analysis
(published in: P. Nijkamp, J. Poot J and M. Sahin (eds.) Migration Impact Assessment: New Horizons, Edward Elgar, 2012)
6000  Ceren Ozgen
Peter Nijkamp
Jacques Poot
The Impact of Cultural Diversity on Innovation: Evidence from Dutch Firm-Level Data
(published in: IZA Journal of Migration 2013, 2:18 [journal version])
5676  Ceren Ozgen
Peter Nijkamp
Jacques Poot
Immigration and Innovation in European Regions
(published in: P. Nijkamp, J. Poot J and M. Sahin (eds.) Migration Impact Assessment: New Horizons, Edward Elgar, 2012)
5211  Jacques Poot
Steven Stillman
The Importance of Heterogeneity When Examining Immigrant Education-Occupation Mismatch: Evidence from New Zealand
(published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2016, 5 (18), 1-23)
4522  Ceren Ozgen
Peter Nijkamp
Jacques Poot
The Effect of Migration on Income Growth and Convergence: Meta-Analytic Evidence
(published in: Papers in Regional Science, 2010, 89 (3), 537-561)
3418  Simonetta Longhi
Peter Nijkamp
Jacques Poot
Meta-Analysis of Empirical Evidence on the Labour Market Impacts of Immigration
(published in: Région et Développement, 2008, 27(1), 161-191)
2044  Simonetta Longhi
Peter Nijkamp
Jacques Poot
The Impact of Immigration on the Employment of Natives in Regional Labour Markets: A Meta-Analysis
(published in: J. Poot, B. Waldorf, and L. van Wissen (eds.), Migration and Human Capital, Edward Elgar, 2008)