Jan C. van Ours
Research Fellow

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too h van Ours Jan van Ours (1954) is professor of Applied Economics at the Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also professorial fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, CentER Fellow and CEPR Fellow. Jan van Ours studied mining engineering at the Technical University in Delft and economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he also got his Ph.D. He has published in journals like American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Labor Economics, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, and Health Economics. Currently he is managing editor of De Economist.

In 1996 he was awarded with the Hicks-Tinbergen medal of the European Economic Association (joint with Geert Ridder).

In 2009 he was President of the European Society of Population Economics. From 2011-2014 he was President of the European Association of Labour Economists.

Jan van Ours joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10771  Khulan Altangerel
Jan C. van Ours
U.S. Immigration Reform and the Dynamics of Mexican Migration
10488  Jenny Williams
Jan C. van Ours
Early Cannabis Use and School to Work Transition of Young Men
10333  Yuxin Yao
Jan C. van Ours
The Wage Penalty of Dialect-Speaking
10174  Jakub Cerveny
Jan C. van Ours
Martin A. van Tuijl
Effects of a Red Card on Goal-Scoring in World Cup Football Matches
10121  Matteo Picchio
Jan C. van Ours
Temporary Jobs and the Severity of Workplace Accidents
(published in: Journal of Safety Research, 2017, 61, 41-51)
9815  Robert Dixon
Guay C. Lim
Jan C. van Ours
Revisiting Okun's Relationship
9800  Yuxin Yao
Asako Ohinata
Jan C. van Ours
The Educational Consequences of Language Proficiency for Young Children
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2016, 54, 1-15)
9472  Matteo Picchio
Sigrid Suetens
Jan C. van Ours
Labor Supply Effects of Winning a Lottery
(forthcoming in: Economic Journal, 2016)
9470  Matteo Picchio
Jan C. van Ours
Gender and the Effect of Working Hours on Firm-Sponsored Training
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2016, 125, 192-211)
9248  Shannon Ward
Jenny Williams
Jan C. van Ours
Bad Behavior: Delinquency, Arrest and Early School Leaving
8221  Robert Dixon
Guay C. Lim
Jan C. van Ours
The Effect of Shocks to Labour Market Flows on Unemployment and Participation Rates
(published in: Applied Economics, 2015, 47 (24), 2523-2539)
8188  Marike Knoef
Jan C. van Ours
How to Stimulate Single Mothers on Welfare to Find a Job: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
(forthcoming in: Journal of Population Economics)
7919  Arthur Sweetman
Jan C. van Ours
Immigration: What about the Children and Grandchildren?
(Published as: Sweetman, Arthur and Jan C. van Ours. 2015. “Immigration: What about the Children and Grandchildren?” chapter 21 in B.R. Chiswick and P.W. Miller (eds). Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, Vol. 1b, Amsterdam: Elsevier/North-Holland, 1141-93.)
7720  Asako Ohinata
Jan C. van Ours
Spillover Effects of Studying with Immigrant Students: A Quantile Regression Approach
(published as 'Quantile Peer Effects of Immigrant Children at Primary Schools' in: Labour, 2016, 30 (2), 135 - 157)
7598  Jakub Cerveny
Jan C. van Ours
Unemployment of Non-western Immigrants in the Great Recession
(published in: De Economist, 2013, 161, 463-480.)
7416  Guyonne Kalb
Jan C. van Ours
Reading to Young Children: A Head-Start in Life?
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2014, 40, 1-24)
7400  Patrick Hullegie
Jan C. van Ours
Seek and Ye Shall Find: How Search Requirements Affect Job Finding Rates of Older Workers
(published in De Economist, 2014, 162 (4), 377 - 395)
6950  Konstantinos Tatsiramos
Jan C. van Ours
Labor Market Effects of Unemployment Insurance Design
(published in: Journal of Economic Surveys, 2014, 28 (2), 284 - 311)
6817  Asako Ohinata
Jan C. van Ours
Young Immigrant Children and their Educational Attainment
(published in: Economics Letters, 2012, 116, 288-290.)
6387  Antonio Filippin
Jan C. van Ours
Run for Fun: Intrinsic Motivation and Physical Performance
(revised version published as “Positive Assortative Matching: Evidence from Sports Data”, Industrial Relations, 54(3), 401-421)
6320  Anne C. Gielen
Jan C. van Ours
Unhappiness and Job Finding
(published in: Economica, 2014, 81, 544–565)
6212  Asako Ohinata
Jan C. van Ours
How Immigrant Children Affect the Academic Achievement of Native Dutch Children
(published in: Economic Journal, 2013, 123 (570), F308-F331)
5688  Jan Boone
Jan C. van Ours
Jean-Philippe Wuellrich
Josef Zweimüller
Recessions Are Bad for Workplace Safety
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 30 (4), 764-773)
5591  Matteo Picchio
Jan C. van Ours
Retaining through Training: Even for Older Workers
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2013, 32 (1), 29-48)
5055  Bas van der Klaauw
Jan C. van Ours
Carrot and Stick: How Reemployment Bonuses and Benefit Sanctions Affect Job Finding Rates
(published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2013, 28 (2), 275–296)
4988  Matteo Picchio
Jan C. van Ours
Market Imperfections and Firm-Sponsored Training
(published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (5), 712-722)
4970  Jan C. van Ours
Martin A. van Tuijl
Country-Specific Goal-Scoring in the "Dying Seconds" of International Football Matches
(published in: International Journal of Sport Finance, 2011, 6 (2), 138-154)
4765  Jan C. van Ours
Lenny Stoeldraijer
Age, Wage and Productivity
(published as 'Age, Wage and Productivity in Dutch Manufacturing' in: De Economist, 2011, 159 (2) , 113-137)
4691  Jan C. van Ours
Sander Tuit
How Changes in Unemployment Benefit Duration Affect the Inflow into Unemployment
(published in: Economics Letters, 2010, 109 (2), 105-107)
4686  Alison L. Booth
Jan C. van Ours
Part-Time Jobs: What Women Want?
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (1), 263-283)
4681  Gonzalo Reyes Hartley
Jan C. van Ours
Milan Vodopivec
Incentive Effects of Unemployment Insurance Savings Accounts: Evidence from Chile
(published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (6), 798-809)
4523  Jan Boone
Jan C. van Ours
Why Is There a Spike in the Job Finding Rate at Benefit Exhaustion?
(published in: De Economist, 2012, 160 (4), 413-438)
4509  Patrick Arni
Rafael Lalive
Jan C. van Ours
How Effective Are Unemployment Benefit Sanctions? Looking Beyond Unemployment Exit
(revised version (including technical online appendix) published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2013, 28 (7), 1153–1178)
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Jan C. van Ours
Will You Still Need Me – When I'm 64?
(published in: De Economist, 2009, 157(4), 441-460 )
4079  Brian Krogh Graversen
Jan C. van Ours
How a Mandatory Activation Program Reduces Unemployment Durations: The Effects of Distance
(published as 'An Activation Program as a Stick to Job Finding' in: Labour, 2011, 25 (2), 167 - 181)
3723  Pedro Raposo
Jan C. van Ours
How Working Time Reduction Affects Employment and Earnings
(published in: Economics Letters, 2010, 106 (1), 61-63)
3308  Jan C. van Ours
Justus Veenman
How Interethnic Marriages Affect the Educational Attainment of Children: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
(published in: Labour Economics, 2010, 17 (1), 111-117)
3020  Alison L. Booth
Jan C. van Ours
Job Satisfaction and Family Happiness: The Part-time Work Puzzle
(published in: Economic Journal, 2008, 118 (526) , F77–F99 )
2504  Brian Krogh Graversen
Jan C. van Ours
How to Help Unemployed Find Jobs Quickly: Experimental Evidence from a Mandatory Activation Program
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2008, 92 (10-11), 2020-2035)
2211  Anne C. Gielen
Marcel Kerkhofs
Jan C. van Ours
Performance Related Pay and Labor Productivity
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2010, 23 (1), 291-301)
2171  Jan C. van Ours
Milan Vodopivec
Shortening the Potential Duration of Unemployment Benefits Does Not Affect the Quality of Post-Unemployment Jobs: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
(revised version published as 'Does reducing unemployment insurance generosity reduce job match quality?' in: Journal of Public Economics, 2008, 92 (3-4), 684-695)
2165  Anne C. Gielen
Jan C. van Ours
Why Do Worker-Firm Matches Dissolve?
(published as 'Layoffs, quits and wage negotiations' in: Economics Letters, 2010, 109 (2), 108-111 )
1884  Alison L. Booth
Jan C. van Ours
Hours of Work and Gender Identity: Does Part-Time Work Make the Family Happier?
(published in: Economica, 2009, 76 (301), 176-196)
1670  Anne C. Gielen
Jan C. van Ours
Age-Specific Cyclical Effects in Job Reallocation and Labor Mobility
(published in: Labour Economics, 2006, 13 (4), 493-504)
1363  Rafael Lalive
Jan C. van Ours
Josef Zweimüller
How Changes in Financial Incentives Affect the Duration of Unemployment
(published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2006, 73 (4), 1009-1038)
1335  Jan Boone
Jan C. van Ours
Effective Active Labor Market Policies
(published as 'Bringing Unemployed Back to Work: Effective Active Labor Market Policies' in: De Economist, 2007, 157 (3), 293-313)
1181  Jan C. van Ours
Milan Vodopivec
How Changes in Benefits Entitlement Affect Job-Finding: Lessons from the Slovenian "Experiment"
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2006, 24 (2), 351-378)
1000  Jan Boone
Abdolkarim Sadrieh
Jan C. van Ours
Experiments on Unemployment Benefit Sanctions and Job Search Behavior
(published in: European Economic Review, 2009, 53 (8), 937-951 )
898  Gerard J. van den Berg
Gijsbert van Lomwel
Jan C. van Ours
Nonparametric Estimation of a Dependent Competing Risks Model for Unemployment Durations
(published in: Empirical Economics, 2008, 34 (3), 477-491 )
649  Jan C. van Ours
Justus Veenman
From Parent to Child: Early Labor Market Experiences of Second-Generation Immigrants in the Netherlands
(published in: De Economist, 2004, 152 (4), 473-490)
627  Jan Boone
Jan C. van Ours
Cyclical Fluctuations in Workplace Accidents
(revised version published as 'Are recessions good for workplace safety? ' in: Journal of Health Economics, 2006, 25 (6), 1069-1093)
527  Jan C. van Ours
The Locking-in Effect of Subsidized Jobs
(published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2004, 32 (1), 37-55)
473  Jan C. van Ours
A pint a day raises a man's pay; but smoking blows that gain away
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2004, 23 (5), 863-886)
469  Rafael Lalive
Jan C. van Ours
Josef Zweimüller
The Effect of Benefit Sanctions on the Duration of Unemployment
(published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2005, 3 (6), 1386-1417)
401  Jan Boone
Peter Fredriksson
Bertil Holmlund
Jan C. van Ours
Optimal Unemployment Insurance with Monitoring and Sanctions
(published in: Economic Journal, 2007, 117 (518), 399-421)
399  James Albrecht
Jan C. van Ours
Using Employer Hiring Behavior to Test the Educational Signaling Hypothesis
(published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2006, 108 (3), 361-372)
297  Jan C. van Ours
Justus Veenman
The Educational Attainment of Second Generation Immigrants in The Netherlands
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16 (4), 739-753)
202  Patrick Francois
Jan C. van Ours
Gender Wage Differentials in a Competitive Labor Market: The Household Interaction Effect
149  Rafael Lalive
Jan C. van Ours
Josef Zweimüller
The Impact of Active Labor Market Programs and Benefit Entitlement Rules on the Duration of Unemployment
(published in: Economic Journal, 2008, 118 (525), 235–257)
147  Michèle Belot
Jan C. van Ours
Does the Recent Success of Some OECD Countries in Lowering their Unemployment Rates Lie in the Clever Design of their Labour Market Reform?
(published in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2004, 56 (4), 621-642)
121  Jan C. van Ours
Do Active Labor Market Policies Help Unemployed Workers to Find and Keep Regular Jobs?
(published in: Michael Lechner and Friedhelm Pfeiffer (eds.), Econometric Evaluation of Labour Market Policies, Physica-Verlag (2001), 125-152)
108  Jan Boone
Jan C. van Ours
Modeling Financial Incentives to Get Unemployed Back to Work
(published in: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2006, 162 (2), 227-252)
107  Jan C. van Ours
Geert Ridder
Fast Track or Failure: A Study of the Completion Rates of Graduate Students in Economics
(published as 'Fast track or failure: a study of the graduation and dropout rates of Ph D students in economics' in: Economics of Education Review, 2003, 22 (2), 157-166 (see IZA Reprints 167/03))
102  Bas van der Klaauw
Jan C. van Ours
Labor Supply and Matching Rates for Welfare Recipients: An Analysis Using Neighborhood Characteristics
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2003, 87 (5), 957-985)
80  Jan C. van Ours
Justus Veenman
The Netherlands: Old Emigrants - Young Immigrant Country
(published in: K. Zimmerman (ed.) European Migration: What Do We Know? Oxford: OUP, 2005)
 

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