Jeroen van Haaren MSc

Senior researcher Urban Economics and Real Estate

Email address
Phone
+31(0) 6 38739117
Room
Woudestein, T-Building, Room T19-37
Space
Mandeville Building | Building

Biography

Jeroen van Haaren is an urban and regional economist. His research is on employment, real estate and urban amenities and their interlinkages. Employment and productivity growth, affordability of housing and urban attractiveness are topics of his previous research. Jeroen’s research is fact based and data driven and applied to empirical questions of governments and private companies. Jeroen consults with politicians and policy makers enabling them to develop balance growth strategies in cities and regions.

Primary research interests

  • Employment and sector studies
  • Housing market analysis
  • Urban attractiveness and amenities
  • Geographic analysis

Education

Jeroen is lecture and/or coordinator in the following courses:

In addition, Jeroen is a regular speaker at conferences and guest lecturer.

Selection of recent research projects

  • Description: Research project on talent demand in three regions in the Netherlands. This project includes an analysis of national priority sectors, there underlying sub-sectors, based on the industry life cycle model, geographic analysis of location patterns and embeddedness.
    Status: Active project
    Duration: 2020 - 2021
    Client: Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

  • Description: Academic research project into the economic impact of regional and sectoral differentiation in pandemic response measures related to social distancing and closure of public amenities and private companies.
    Status: Active project
    Duration: 2020 - 2022
    Client: ZonMW / Dutch Research Council
    Partners: PBL, VU

  • Description: Research project on the economic impact of a proposed investment strategy to foster economic growth in the province of South-Holland in the Netherlands. This project includes an evaluation of the impact of research and development as well as an impact analysis of investments in the metropolitan housing market and the public transport network.
    Status: Active project
    Duration: 2020
    Client: Governing body Metropolitan Region Rotterdam-The Hague
    Partners: NEO Observatory

  • Description: Essays contributing to the yearly Economic Outlook Rotterdam. These essays cover balanced growth in the Rotterdam region and cover topics such as urban economics structure, tourism and visitors, expenditure in and attractiveness of the inner-city and the housing market.
    Status: Active project
    Duration: Ongoing yearly, starting 2016
    Client: Urban Development department of City of Rotterdam
    Partners: Various

  • Description: Research project on the economic performance and outlook for the Metropolitan Region Rotterdam-The Hague, which spans 23 municipalities. This project evaluates future growth potential as well as the conditions for this potential to be met, such as upgrades in the housing market and public transport network.
    Status: Completed project
    Duration: 2019
    Client: Governing body Metropolitan Region Rotterdam-The Hague
    Partners: NEO Observatory

  • Description: Academic study on the nationally designed priority sectors (‘topsectoren’) in Rotterdam. In this project these sectors have been decomposed into underlying subsectors and their path through the industry lifecycle model has been mapped over time (2000-2015). The results suggest strong heterogeneity in these priority sector, suggesting a need for a finer grain in policy making on these sectors.
    Status: Completed project
    Duration: 2019
    Client: Urban development department of the City of Rotterdam

  • Description: In this research project we evaluate the planned housing developments in the city of Rotterdam and their impact on the housing offer for socially and economically independent residents. In this study demographic and economic projections are combined with planning, feasibility and segmentation of housing development to evaluated future supply and demand matches. 
    Status: Completed project
    Duration: 2019
    Client: Social development department of the City of Rotterdam

  • Description: This outlook maps the Finance and Legal sectors in the city of The Hague and assesses their adoption of information technology, as well as the potential for further innovation in these sectors by applying information technology based on technology adoption rates.
    Status: Completed project
    Duration: 2018
    Client: Department of Economics of the City of The Hague

  • Description: This scenario study assess the economic priorities set out by the Economic Board South-Holland and assesses their impact by studying the historic development of industries related to these priorities, as well as offers an outlook based on a set of scenario assumptions.
    Status: Completed project
    Duration: 2018
    Client: Economic Board South-Holland

  • Description: Advisory project on strategies to further the knowledge economy and the related policy agenda in the City of The Hague. In this project we conduct a bottom-up analysis of productivity and employment of companies in the Hague. Special attention is paid to start-ups, firm survival as well as closures.
    Status: Completed project
    Duration: 2018
    Client: City of The Hague

  • Description: Research project on the size, composition and spatial structure of employment in the circular industries in the Netherlands. In this project we used gravity modelling, geographic analysis and employment data to assess regional potential for circular economy employment.
    Status: Completed project
    Duration: 2017
    Client: Goldsmeding Foundation
    Partners: EHERO, Circle Economy

  • Description: Research project on the composition and location patterns of food and food related industries in the Rotterdam region. This project includes geographic analysis as well as case studies of path dependencies in industry development.
    Status: Completed project
    Duration: 2017
    Client: City of Rotterdam
    Partners: RSM