Peter Nijkamp#

Address: Free University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Spatial Economics, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tel. +31-20-598 6090, Fax. +31 20-598 6004
Born: February 26, 1946 (Dalfsen, the Netherlands)

  • 1964-1970 Econometrics and Regional Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
  • 1972 Ph.D. in Regional Economics at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, on "Planning of Industrial Complexes by Means of Geometric Programming" (Rotterdam University Press, Rotterdam, 1972) (cum laude)

Previous Appointments
  • 2005-2007 President of the European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs)
  • 1975–2002 Chairman Department of Regional Economics, Free University, Amsterdam
  • 1973-1978 Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
  • 1973–1975 Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Free University, Amsterdam
  • 1970-1973 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
  • 1969-1970 Research Assistant, Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Current Professional Position
  • since 2002 President Governing Board Netherlands Research Council (NWO)
  • since 1975 Full Professor in Regional Economics and in Economic Geography, Faculty of Economics, Free University, Amsterdam

Membership Editorial Board Scientific Journals (Selection)
  • Economic Modelling
  • Annals of Regional Science
  • Geographical Analysis
  • Network Economics and Spatial Theory
  • Regional Studies
  • Environment & Planning C
  • Studia Regionalia
  • International Journal of Development Planning Literature
  • Ecological Economics
  • Indian Journal of Regional Science
  • Geographical Systems
  • Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
  • Applied Economic Geography
  • Netherlands Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
  • Studies in Regional Science
  • Journal of Environmental Law and Policy
  • Socio-Economic Planning Studies
  • Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
  • Journal of Transportation and Statistics
  • International Journal of Environment and Pollution
  • International Journal of Technology Management
  • European Economic Review
  • European Journal of Infrastructure and Transport
  • Growth and Change
  • International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management
  • Journal of Transport Geography
  • Investigaciones Regionales
  • International Journal of Revenue Management
  • Scienze Regionali

Signs of Scientific Recognition
  • 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

Guest Professorships
  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • University of Osaka, Japan
  • Boston University, Boston, USA
  • National Technical University, Athens, Greece
  • Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • University of Naples, Italy
  • Pandios School of Political Science, Athens, Greece
  • Academia Sinica, Beijing, China
  • University of Padua, Italy
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • University of the Aegean, Mytilini, Greece
  • University of Catania, Italy
  • University of Joenssuu, Finland
  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • University of Aalborg, Denmark
  • University of Newcastle, England

Scientific/Managerial Involvement in The Netherlands
  • Past Chairman, Social Science Council of The Netherlands
  • Past Member of the Board of the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Past Chairman, Humanities Division of Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Past Vice-president, Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Past Vice-Chairman, Dutch Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (HDP) Committee
  • Past Member, Global Change Committee Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Past Member, Jury Heineken Prize for the Environment
  • Past Chairman, Committee on Methods and Techniques of the Dutch Ministry of Finance
  • Past Member, Dutch Environmental Impact Statement Committee
  • Past Chairman, Board TRAIL Research School, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University, Rotterdam
  • Past Member Programme Committee National Research Programme on Climate Change
  • Past Member Steering Group Sustainability and Environmental Quality of Dutch National Science Foundation
  • Member of numerous temporary/ad hoc advisory committees on science policy and planning issues in The Netherlands

International Scientific Involvement
  • Fellow Royal Belgian Academy of Science and Arts
  • Member Advisory Board of the Negev Center, Ben Gurion University, Bear-Sheva, Israel
  • Member Board Western Regional Science Association, USA
  • Member International Advisory Committee of the Jan Tinbergen Educational Foundations Trust, Rohtak, India
  • Member of CESET, Study Center on Evaluation and Economics, Napoli, Italy
  • Member Advisory Board Mahatma Gandhi International Training Center for Conflict Prevention and Management, Ahmedabad, India
  • Member Scientific Committee Center for Regional Economics, Transport and Tourism, Bocconi University, Milano, Italy
  • Life Member of Indian Regional Science Association, Calcutta, India
  • Life Member of Regional Science Association International, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • 1979-1989 Past President European Regional Science Association
  • 1990-1992 Past President Regional Science Association International
  • 1993-1998 Past Councillor Regional Science Association International
  • 1987-2001 Past Chairman Network on European Communications and Transport Activity Research (NECTAR)
  • 2001-2005 Past Coordinator Transatlantic Transportation Research Network STELLA
  • Past Co-chairman Steering Group for Social Change and Sustainable Transport ESF-NSF
  • Past Member, Management Committee COST 328 Progamme on Network Evaluation of the European Union

  • Dutch Government
  • Commission of the European Communities
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • World Bank
  • Academia Sinica
  • Asian Development Bank
  • European Roundtable of Industrialists
  • Council of Europe
  • European Science Foundation

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