Peter Nijkamp#

Peter Nijkamp
Membership Number:2511
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2016 - present Visiting Researcher, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • 2016 - present Fellow, Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam
  • 2014 - present Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
  • 2009 - 2015 Distinguished University Professor VU University, Amsterdam
  • 2002 - 2009 President Governing Board Netherlands Research Council (NWO)
  • 1975 - 2015 Full Professor in Regional Economics and in Economic Geography, Faculty of Economics, Free University, Amsterdam
  • 2005-2007 President of the European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs)
  • 1975–2002 Chairman Department of Regional Economics, Free University, Amsterdam
  • 1973–1975 Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Free University, Amsterdam
  • 1973-1978Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
  • 1970-1973 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
  • 1969-1970 Research Assistant, Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Fields of Scholarship
  • Urban development
  • Transport and technological innovation
  • Maintenance of historic buildings
  • Regional economics
  • Economic geography

Honours and Awards
  • 1981 Honorary medal University of Poitiers, France
  • 1987 Honorary medal Panthios University, Athens, Greece
  • 1989 Doctor honoris causa, Free University, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1994 Honorary medal University of Catania, Italy
  • 1995 Honorary award European Regional Science Association
  • 1997 Walter Isard senior scholarship award of the North American Regional Science Association
  • Fellow World Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Fellow Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Fellow International Academy of Regional Development and Cooperation, Moscow, Russia
  • Fellow Holland Society of Sciences
  • Fellow Royal Belgian Academy of Science and Arts
  • Winner of the 1996 Dutch Spinoza Prize (highest scientific award in the Netherlands)
  • Scientific Advisory Department of Systems Ecology, Academia Sinica, China
  • Fellow Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam/Rotterdam
  • Honorary member of Japan Section of Regional Science Association International
  • 2002 Doctor honoris causa, National Technical University, Athens
  • Winner of the First European Prize in Regional Science
  • Winner of the 2004 Founder's Medal of the Regional Science Association International (highest international scientific award)
  • Fellow of the Regional Science Association International

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