Recent Publications


Moraga-Gonzalez, J.L., Sandor, Z. and M.R. Wildenbeest, Prices and Heterogeneous Search Costs, The RAND Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

Nadine Ketel, Jona Linde, Hessel Oosterbeek and Bas van der Klaauw, Tuition fees and sunk-cost effects,
Economic Journal, forthcoming.

Nadine Ketel, Edwin Leuven, Hessel Oosterbeek, Bas van der Klaauw, The returns to medical school in a regulated labor market: Evidence from admission lotteries, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming.

Jim Albrecht, Pieter Gautier and Susan Vroman, (2016), Directed search in the housing market, Review of Economic Dynamics (in press).

Eric J. Bartelsman, Pieter Gautier and Joris de Wind (2016), Employment protection, technology choice, and worker allocation (2016) International Economic Review (in press).

Makoto Watanabe (2016), Competition in the presence of individual demand uncertainty (with Marc Möller), forthcoming, RAND Journal of Economics


Koning, P.W.C. & Lindeboom, M. (in press). The Rise and Fall of Disability Enrollment in the Netherlands. Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Gautier, P.A. & Teulings, C.N. (in press). Sorting and the output loss due to search frictions. Journal of the European Economic Association.

Moraga Gonzalez, J.L. & Viaene, J.M. (in press). Anti-dumping, Intra-industry Trade and Quality Reversals. International Economic Review.


Albrecht, J., Gautier, P.A. & Vroman, S. (2014). Efficient Entry in Competing Auctions. American Economic Review, 104(10), 3288-3296.

Bartelsman, E.J. & Wolf, Z. (2014). Forecasting Aggregate Productivity using Information from Firm-level Data. Review of Economics and Statistics, 96(4), 745-755.

Buhai, S., Portela, M.A., Teulings, C.N. & Vuuren, A.P. van (2014). Returns to tenure or seniority. Econometrica, 82(2), 705-730.

Pradhan, M.P., Suryadama, D., Beatty, A., Wong, M., Gaduh, A., Alishjabana, A. & Artha, R.P. (2014). Improving educational quality through enhancing community participation: results from a randomized field experiment in Indonesia. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6 (2), 105-126.

Zhou, F. & Oostendorp, R.H. (2014). Measuring True Sales and Underreporting with Matched Firm-Level Survey and Tax-Office Data. Review of Economics and Statistics, 96 (3), 563-576


Bartelsman, E.J., Haltiwanger, J. & Scarpetta, S. (2013). Cross-Country Differences in Productivity: The Role of Allocation and Selection. American Economic Review, 103(1), 305-334.

Dobbelaere, S. & Mairesse, J. (2013). Panel data estimates of the production function and product and labor market imperfections. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28(1), 1-46.

Ejrnaes, M. & Hochguertel, S. (2013). Is Business Failure Due to Lack of Effort? Empirical Evidence from a Large Administrative Sample. Economic Journal, 123(571), 791-830.

Hobijn, B., Elsby, M.W.L. & Sahin, A. (2013). Unemployment Dynamics in the OECD.Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(2), 530-548.

Hobijn, B., Elsby, M.W.L. & Sahin, A. (2013).The Decline of the U.S. Labor Share.Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

Huber, M., Lechner, M. & Wunsch, C. (2013). The Performance of Estimators Based on the Propensity Score. Journal of Econometrics, 175(1), 1-21.

Klaauw, B. van der & Ours, J.C. van (2013). Carrot and stick: how reemployment bonuses and benefit sanctions affect exit rates from welfare. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28(2), 275-296.

Koning, P.W.C. & Wiel, K. van der (2013). Ranking the schools: How school-quality information affects school choice in the Netherlands. Journal of the European Economic Association, 11(2), 466-493.

Moraga Gonzalez, J.L., Sandor, Z. & Wildenbeest, M. (2013). Semi-Nonparametric Estimation of Consumer Search Costs. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28(7), 1205-1223.

Moraga-González, J.L. & Petrikaite, V. Search Costs, Demand-Side Economies and the Incentives to Merge under Bertrand Competition. Rand Journal of Economics, 44(3), 391-424.

Wunsch, C. (2013). Optimal Use of Labor Market Policies: The Role of Job Search Assistance. Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(3), 1030-1045.


Bruegemann, B.A. (2012). Does Employment Protection Create Its Own Political Support? Journal of the European Economic Association, 10(2), 369-416.

Ferraris, L. & Watanabe, M. (2012). Liquidity constraints in a monetary economy.International Economic Review, 53(3), 255-277.

Gautier, P.A. (2012). A Note on “Competition Among: Sellers Who Offer Auctions Instead of Prices” by Peters and Severinov. Journal of Economic Theory, 147(1), 389-392.

Gautier, P.A. & Klaauw, B. van der (2012). Selection in a field experiment with voluntary participation. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 27(1), 63-84.

Hobijn, B., Daly, M., Sahin, A. & Valetta, R. (2012). A Search and Matching Approach to Labor Markets: Did the Natural Rate of Unemployment Rise? Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(3), 3-26.

Lindeboom, M., Montizaan, R. & Grip, A. de (2012). Shattered Dreams: The effect of Changing the Pensions System Late in the Game. Economic Journal, 122(559), 1-25.

Watanabe, M. (2012), Liquidity constraints in a monetary economy, (with Leo Ferraris), International Economic Review, 53 255-277


Ferraris, L. & Watanabe, M. (2011). Collateral fluctuations in a monetary economy.Journal of Economic Theory, 146(5), 1915-1940.

Haan, M.A. & Moraga Gonzalez, J.L. (2011). Advertising for attention in a consumer search model. Economic Journal, 121(552), 552-579.

Jong, Ph. de, Lindeboom, M. & Klaauw, B. van der (2011). Screening disability insurance applications. Journal of the European Economic Association, 9(1), 106-129.

Lechner, M., Miquel, R. & Wunsch, C. (2011). Long-run effects of public sector sponsored training in West-Germany. Journal of the European Economic Association, 9(4).

Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., Sonnemans, J. & Klaauw, B. van der (2011). Incentives versus sorting in tournaments: evidence from a field experiment. Journal of Labor Economics, 29(3), 637-658.

Lindeboom, M., Bago D’uva, T., O’Donnell, O. & Doorslaer, E. van (2011). Education related inequity in health care with heterogeneous reporting of health. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A. Statistics in Society, 174(3), 639-644.

Watanabe, M (2011) Collateral fluctuations in a monetary economy, (with Leo Ferraris), Journal of Economic Theory, 146 1915-1940


Berg, G.J. van den, Deeg, D.J.H., Lindeboom, M. & Portrait, F.R.M. (2010). The role of early-life conditions in the cognitive decline due to adverse events later in life. Economic Journal, 120(548), F411-F428.

Bloemen, H.G. (2010). An empirical model of collective household labour supply with non-participation. Economic Journal, 120(543), 183-214.

Gautier, P.A., Vuuren, A.P. van & Teulings, C.N. (2010). On the job search mismatch and efficiency. Review of Economic Studies, 77(1), 245-272.

Hobijn, B. & Comin, D. (2010). An Exploration of Technology Diffusion. American Economic Review, 100, 2031-2059.

Hobijn, B., Elsby, M.W.L. & Sahin, A. (2010). The Labor Market and the Great Recession. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring, 1-48.

Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H. & Klaauw, B. van der (2010). The effect of financial rewards on students’ achievement: evidence from a randomized experiment. Journal of the European Economic Association, 8(6), 1243-1265.

Watanabe, M. (2010). A model of merchants. Journal of Economic Theory, 145, 1865-1889.

Watanabe, M. & Moller, M. (2010). Advance purchase discounts versus clearance sales.Economic Journal, 547, 1125-1148.


Adda, J., Banks, J. & Gaudecker, H.K.G. von (2009). The impact of income shocks on health: Evidence from cohort data. Journal of the European Economic Association, 7(6), 1361-1399.

Albrecht, J., Berg, G.J. van den & Vroman, S. (2009). The aggregate labor market effects of the Swedish Knowledge Lift program. Review of Economic Dynamics, 12(1), 129-146.

Berg, G.J. van den, Bergemann, A.H. & Caliendo, M. (2009). The effect of active labor market programs on not-yet treated unemployed individuals. Journal of the European Economic Association, 7, 606-616.

Bergemann, A.H., Fitzenberger, B. & Speckesser, S. (2009). Evaluating the dynamic employment effects of training programs in East Germany using conditional difference-in-differences. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 24(5), 797-823.

Crepon, B., Jolivet, G.R., Ferracci, M. & Berg, G.J. van den (2009). Active labor market policy in a dynamic setting. Journal of the European Economic Association, 7(2), 595-605.

Hobijn, B. & Comin, D. (2009). Lobbies and technology diffusion. Review of Economics and Statistics, 91, 229-244.

Hochguertel, S. & Ohlsson, H. (2009). Compensatory inter vivos gifts. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 24, 993-1023.