Recently graduated PhD students

  • Piotr Denderski
    Piotr Denderski
  • Florian Sniekers
    Florian Sniekers
Piotr Denderski


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Fields: Macroeconomics, Labor

Bio: Piotr is a PhD candidate in Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, he is also affiliated with the Tinbergen Institute. He holds an MPhil in Economics (cum laude) from the Tinbergen Institute, MA in Quantitative Methods in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Warsaw. His supervisor is Eric Bartelsman. In September 2016 he will join the University of Leicester as a Lecturer (UK Assistant Professor).

Research interests: optimal experimentation, incomplete markets, inequality, self-employment, entrepreneurship

Classes taught:
BSc: International Economics, Macroeconomics, Applications in Economic Policy (VU)
MA: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics (WSE)
MPhil: Advanced Econometrics I (TI)

Working papers:
On Positive Value of Information in Risk Sharing (with Christian Stoltenberg), Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper TI 2015-074/VI

Work in progress:
A Model of Confounded Entrepreneurial Choice
Self-Insurance in a Market Theory of Self-Employment (with Florian Sniekers)
Foreign Banks and Monetary Policy in Central and Eastern Europe (with Wojtek Paczos)

Florian Sniekers


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Florian is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and is affiliated with the Tinbergen Institute. He has an MPhil in Economics from the Tinbergen Institute and an MA in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York.
Florian is working on his PhD project Search Frictions and Endogenous Cycles in the Labor and Housing Market, which is funded by the research talent program of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). His supervisors are Professor P.A. Gautier (VU) and Professor J. Tuinstra (UvA). In August 2016 he will join the Utrecht University School of Economics as a tenure-track assistant professor.

Research interests:

Search and matching, nonlinear dynamics, and the coordination of economic activity.

Classes taught:

BSc: TA Economic Challenges (VU), TA Economics (for Business, VU), TA Macroeconomics: Business cycles and growth (VU), TA Macroeconomic Research (BSc), TA Mathematics and Statistics I (UvA);
MPhil: TA Macroeconomics (TI);
PhD: TA Advanced Microeconomics I (NSSR).

Working Papers:

Moen, E.R., P.T. Nenov and F. Sniekers (2015). ‘Buying first or selling first in housing markets’. CEPR Discussion Paper 10342.
Sniekers, F. (2014). ‘Persistence and volatility of Beveridge cycles’. CeNDEF Working paper 14-11, University of Amsterdam (R&R at International Economic Review).

Work in Progress:

Learning to buy first or sell first in housing markets.

Self-insurance in a market theory of self-employment (with Piotr Denderski).

Publications in Dutch:

Moen, E., P. Nenov, and F. Sniekers (2015). `Eerst kopen of eerst verkopen op de woningmarkt’, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 100(4706), 169-199.