Henri de Groot (1971) is currently professor in Regional Economic Dynamics at the Department of Spatial Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and also affiliated to Ecorys (Rotterdam). Since 2002, he is a fellow of the Tinbergen Institute, he is academic partner of the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, and since December 2015, he is crown-appointed member of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER). He studied Economics at Tilburg University and graduated in 1994 (cum laude). In 1998, he obtained his Ph.D. from Tilburg University with a dissertation on economic growth, unemployment and the sectoral composition of economies. Subsequently, he was affiliated as a post-doc at the Department of Spatial Economics of the VU University Amsterdam and later as an assistant professor (from 2002–2004) and associate professor (from 2004–2010).
He is (co-)author of more than 90 publications in international peer reviewed journals and in edited volumes published by renowned international publishing houses, in addition to more than 60 peer-reviewed and popular publications in Dutch. Furthermore, he is (co-)author of several books, edited volumes and special journal issues. He is associate editor of Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences and regular reviewer for many peer-reviewed international journals.