University of Waikato, New Zealand, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Population Economics, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Economics of population
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Advisor to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in New Zealand (MBIE)
Associate Professor, School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington, 1997–2003; Foreign Professor, Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1994–1997; Junior Lecturer (1979–1981), Lecturer (1982–1986), Senior Lecturer (1987–1992) and Reader (1993–1994), Department of Economics, Victoria University of Wellington, 1979–1994
PhD Labor Economics, Victoria University of Wellington, 1984
“Which agglomeration externalities matter most and why?” Journal of Economic Surveys (2014) (with H. L. F. de Groot and M. J. Smit).
“Does cultural diversity of migrant employees affect innovation?” International Migration Review 48:S1 (2014): S377–S416 (with C. Ozgen, C. Peters, A. Niebuhr, and P. Nijkamp).
“Migration, relationship capital and international travel: Theory and evidence.” Journal of Economic Geography 10:3 (2010): 361–387 (with P. McCann and L. Sanderson).
“International trade agreements and international migration.” The World Economy 33:12 (2010): 1923–1954 (with A. Strutt).
“A meta-analytic assessment of the effect of immigration on wages.” Journal of Economic Surveys 19:3 (2005): 451–477 (with S. Longhi and P. Nijkamp).
International migration boosts travel and vice versa, bringing economic benefits but challenging public policyJacques Poot, November 2015The ongoing relationships between emigrants and their families, friends, and business contacts in their home countries can increase outbound and inbound cross-border travel, while cross-border tourism and business and study trips can trigger migration. New communication technologies, such as social media and video chat, only partially substitute for face-to-face meetings. In fact, the greater use of such technologies boosts demand for in-person meetings. Short- and long-term cross-border movements are becoming more complex, creating challenges for measuring immigration and for defining target populations for legislation and public policy.MoreLess