Peter Nijkamp graduated in the field of econometrics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and he received his PhD (with distinction) on mathematical programming models for regional planning from the same university. Since 1973 he is affiliated with the Free University in Amsterdam, where he held the chair in regional economics and economic geography. At present, he is also professor in economic geography at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and visiting research scholar at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
His research interests cover a wide variety of topics: location models, housing and labour market analysis, migration and tourism, regional development, transportation and communication, environment and resource issues, culture and growth, urban economics and complex systems modelling. He has published extensively on all these topics.
Spatial Economics Department – VU Amsterdam