Labour Economics and Welfare

Research interests

Our research is focused on two complementary research fields: labour and welfare economics. Within these fields our aim is finding responses to “real world” societal questions within a rigorous framework. Our analysis is both empirical and theoretical. While most of our research is grounded in economics, a substantial fraction of our research relies on collaborations with researchers from other disciplines, such as psychology, sociology and communication. Main topics of research include, among others, policy evaluation, unemployment, the transition from school to work, discrimination, work and health, inequality, income mobility, optimal taxation and the measurement of (individual) welfare and well-being. 

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