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Drs. N.J. (Naomi) Leefmans

Faculty of Economics and Business
Sectie Macro & International Economics
Photographer: FEB

Visiting address
  • Roetersstraat 11
  • Room number: 3.68
Postal address
  • Postbus 15867
    1001 NJ Amsterdam
  • Profile


    Lecturer and PhD Student

    Research interests

    Development Economics, International Economics

    PhD project

    Naomi Leefmans' research focuses on industrial development and economic growth in Tanzania, inter alia investigating the effects of uncertainty on firm investment and the effects of trade openness on the productivity of manufacturing firms. 

    Short biography

    Naomi Leefmans is a Lecturer in Economics (2006-2011) and finishing her PhD thesis. Naomi holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Free University in Amsterdam, with a specialisation in Development Economics. She worked as a Senior Policy Adviser Economic Affairs at the Africa Department of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009), as an International Project Leader and Consultant at Ecorys Netherlands BV (2000-2004) and as a researcher on several international projects at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America in Mexico City, at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and at the Forum on Debt and Development (1997-2000). Topics she has worked on include international trade, development aid, regional integration, African growth and development. 

  • Teaching

    Teaching activities

    International Economics

    International Trade


    Development Economics 

  • Publications



    • Leefmans, N. J., Berthiaume, N., Oomes, N., Rojas-Romagosa, H., & Vervliet, T. (Accepted/In press). A re-appraisal of the migration-development nexus: Testing the robustness of the migration transition hypothesis. (pp. 1-39). (World Bank Policy Research Working Paper). World Bank.
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  • Ancillary activities
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