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A CIRANO Associated Researcher and Fellow since 2007, Jan P.A.M. Jacobs is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. He is also Visiting Professor at the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania, Visiting Scholar of De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, Fellow of the Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisation and Management), Fellow of the Centre for International Banking, Insurance and Banking (CIBIF), Fellow of the N.W. Posthumus Institute, Fellow of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network, and Research Associate of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University.
Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Groningen, his current interests include empirical macroeconomics, including macroeconomic modeling, business cycles and financial crises, quantitative economic history, statistics in law, and health economics.
He published more than forty articles in peer-reviewed journals in economics (Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Macroeconomics Dynamics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics), law (International Journal of Law in the Built Environment), and medicine (BMC Family Practice, Economics and Human Biology).