- Telephone:+31 20 59 88887
- Room nr:4a-38
- Unit:faculteit der economische wetenschappen en bedrijfskunde (ruimtelijke economie)
- Position:Full Professor
Brief resumePeter Nijkamp is professor in regional and urban economics and in economic geography at the VU University Amsterdam. His main research interests cover plan evaluation, multicriteria analysis, regional and urban planning, transport systems analysis, mathematical modelling, technological innovation, and resource management with a focus on quantitative methods for policy analysis, as well as on behavioural analysis of economic agents. He is past president of the European Regional Science Association and of the Regional Science Association International. He is also fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, and past vice-president of this organisation. Since 2002 he is president of the governing board of the Netherlands Research Council (NWO). In 1996, he was awarded the most prestiguous scientific prize in the Netherlands, the Spinoza award.
Research activitiesPeter Nijkamp's main research interests cover plan evaluation, multicriteria analysis, regional and urban planning, transport systems analysis, mathematical modelling of spatial systems, technological innovation, and environmental and resource management. In his long research career he has focused his research in particular on quantitative methods for policy analysis, as well as on behavioural analysis of economic agents. He has a broad expertise in the area of public policy, services planning, infrastructure management and environmental management.
Peter Nijkamp has published hundreds of scientific articles in the international literature, and more than over 40 monographs and 60 edited volumes. Some of his seminal books are: Theory and Application of Environmental Economics, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1987; Handbook of Regional Economics, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1986; Multicriteria Analysis in Physical Planning, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1990; Impact Assessment and Evaluation in Transportation Planning, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1993; Meta-Analysis in Environmental Economics, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1997; The Economics of Complex Spatial Systems, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1998; Transportation Planning and the Future, John Wiley, New York, 1999; The Ecological Economics of Biodiversity, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2003; Urban Dynamics and Growth, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2004; Environmental Economics and Evaluation, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2005; The New European Rurality, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2006; Advances in Modern Tourism Research, Physika-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2007.
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