Jessie Bakens is researcher and project leader at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA). Her research is part of ROA’s research programme labour market and training, and human capital in the region. She focuses on applied research on labour market forecasts, the demand for (regional) skills in the labour market, and the role of the labour market in the energy transition. Jessie obtained Master’s degrees in Economics and in Social Sciences from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She conducted her PhD research at the Department of Spatial Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In her dissertation she investigates the economic impacts of immigrants and ethnic diversity on cities by focusing on the effects of ethnic diversity on productivity, and the utility derived from immigrant-induced amenities. Before joining ROA, she worked as a researcher at the Sheffield Methods Institute of the University of Sheffield and at the municipality of Amsterdam. Jessie Bakens at IDEAS: https://ideas.repec.org/f/pba1504.html
Labour market forecasting; geographic mobility; regional labour demand; energy transition, skills demand.