Gerard J. van den Berg
Research Fellow and Program Director

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van den Berg Gerard J. van den Berg (1962) is Alexander von Humboldt Professor in Econometrics and Empirical Economics at the University of Mannheim. He has previously worked at the Free University Amsterdam, Princeton University, Northwestern University, New York University, Stockholm School of Economics, Tilburg University, Groningen University, and INSEE-CREST.

He was Joint Managing Editor of The Economic Journal and is currently co-editor of the Journal of Econometrics. He has published in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, International Economic Review, and other journals.

Gerard J. van den Berg is a research fellow of IFAU (Uppsala), IFS (London), INSEE-CREST(Paris), CEPR (London) and, since January 1999, of IZA. Since July 2004, he has been IZA Program Director for "Evaluation of Labor Market Programs".

Since July 2004, he has been Program Director of IZA’s research area "Evaluation of Labor Market Programs".
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10321  Bruno Crépon
Gerard J. van den Berg
Active Labor Market Policies
(published in: Annual Review of Economics, 8 2016, 521-546)
10248  Jaap H. Abbring
Gerard J. van den Berg
Rebuttal of "On Nonparametric Identification of Treatment Effects in Duration Models"
9782  Gerard J. van den Berg
Petyo Bonev
Enno Mammen
Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Methods for Dynamic Treatment Evaluation
9626  Gerard J. van den Berg
Barbara Hofmann
Arne Uhlendorff
The Role of Sickness in the Evaluation of Job Search Assistance and Sanctions
9457  Patrick Arni
Gerard J. van den Berg
Rafael Lalive
Treatment versus Regime Effects of Carrots and Sticks
8450  Gerard J. van den Berg
Antoine Bozio
Monica Costa Dias
Policy Discontinuity and Duration Outcomes
8339  Gerard J. van den Berg
Lena Janys
Enno Mammen
Jens P. Nielsen
A General Semiparametric Approach to Inference with Marker-Dependent Hazard Rate Models
8083  Gerard J. van den Berg
Georgios Effraimidis
Dependence Measures in Bivariate Gamma Frailty Models
8075  Robert Scholte
Gerard J. van den Berg
Maarten Lindeboom
Dorly J. H. Deeg
Does the Size of the Effect of Adverse Events at High Ages on Daily-Life Physical Functioning Depend on the Economic Conditions Around Birth?
(forthcoming in: Journal of Health Economics)
7999  Gerard J. van den Berg
Pia Pinger
A Validation Study of Transgenerational Effects of Childhood Conditions on the Third Generation Offspring's Economic and Health Outcomes Potentially Driven by Epigenetic Imprinting
(revised version published in: Economics and Human Biology, 2016, 23, 103-120)
7986  Tim A. Bruckner
Gerard J. van den Berg
Kirk R. Smith
Ralph A. Catalano
Ambient Temperature During Gestation and Cold-Related Adult Mortality in a Swedish Cohort, 1915 to 2002
(published in: Social Science & Medicine, 119 2014, 191–197)
7740  Gerard J. van den Berg
Bas van der Klaauw
Structural Empirical Evaluation of Job Search Monitoring
7630  Gerard J. van den Berg
Arne Uhlendorff
Joachim Wolff
Sanctions for Young Welfare Recipients
(published in: Nordic Economic Policy Review, 2014, 177-208)
7605  Gerard J. van den Berg
Bitte Modin
Economic Conditions at Birth, Birth Weight, Ability, and the Causal Path to Cardiovascular Mortality
7010  Gerard J. van den Berg
Petter Lundborg
Johan Vikström
The Economics of Grief
(forthcoming in: Economic Journal, 2016 [Online First])
6520  Gary Y.C. Yeung
Gerard J. van den Berg
Maarten Lindeboom
France Portrait
The Impact of Early Life Economic Conditions on Cause-Specific Mortality During Adulthood
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2014, 27 (3), 895-919)
6476  Gerard J. van den Berg
Lene Kjaersgaard
Michael Rosholm
To Meet or Not to Meet (Your Case Worker) – That is the Question
6307  Robert Scholte
Gerard J. van den Berg
Maarten Lindeboom
Long-Run Effects of Gestation During the Dutch Hunger Winter Famine on Labor Market and Hospitalization Outcomes
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2015, 39, 17–30)
6110  Gerard J. van den Berg
Pia Pinger
Johannes Schoch
Instrumental Variable Estimation of the Causal Effect of Hunger Early in Life on Health Later in Life
(published in: The Economic Journal, 2016, 126 (3): 465–506. [Online First])
6031  Gerard J. van den Berg
Bettina Drepper
Inference for Shared-Frailty Survival Models with Left-Truncated Data
(published in: Econometric Reviews, 35(6), 2016, 1075-1098)
5940  Gabriele Doblhammer
Gerard J. van den Berg
Thomas Fritze
Economic Conditions at the Time of Birth and Cognitive Abilities Late in Life: Evidence from Eleven European Countries
(revised version published as 'Economic Conditions at the Time of Birth and Cognitive Abilities Late in Life: Evidence from Ten European Countries' in: PLoS ONE, 8(9) 2013, e74915)
5534  Gabriele Doblhammer
Gerard J. van den Berg
Lambert H. Lumey
Long-term Effects of Famine on Life Expectancy: A Re-analysis of the Great Finnish Famine of 1866-1868
(published as 'A re-analysis of the long-term effects on life expectancy of the Great Finnish Famine of 1866-86', in: Population Studies, 67(3) 2013, 309-322)
5485  Annette Bergemann
Marco Caliendo
Gerard J. van den Berg
Klaus F. Zimmermann
The Threat Effect of Participation in Active Labor Market Programs on Job Search Behavior of Migrants in Germany
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2011, 32 (7), 777-795)
5454  Gerard J. van den Berg
Sumedha Gupta
The Role of Marriage in the Causal Pathway from Economic Conditions Early in Life to Mortality
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2015, 40, 141–158)
5400  Marco Caliendo
Armin Falk
Lutz C. Kaiser
Hilmar Schneider
Arne Uhlendorff
Gerard J. van den Berg
Klaus F. Zimmermann
The IZA Evaluation Dataset: Towards Evidence-Based Labor Policy-Making
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2011, 32 (7), 731-752)
5265  Bruno Crépon
Marc Ferracci
Grégory Jolivet
Gerard J. van den Berg
Analyzing the Anticipation of Treatments Using Data on Notification Dates
4794  Simen Gaure
Knut Røed
Gerard J. van den Berg
Tao Zhang
Estimation of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects on Hazard Rates
4780  Gerard J. van den Berg
Dorly J. H. Deeg
Maarten Lindeboom
France Portrait
The Role of Early-Life Conditions in the Cognitive Decline due to Adverse Events Later in Life
(published in: Economic Journal, 2010, 120 (548), F411-F428)
4700  Marc Ferracci
Grégory Jolivet
Gerard J. van den Berg
Treatment Evaluation in the Case of Interactions within Markets
4325  Gerard J. van den Berg
Johan Vikström
Monitoring Job Offer Decisions, Punishments, Exit to Work, and Job Quality
(published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 116 2014, 284-334)
4140  Gerard J. van den Berg
Petter Lundborg
Paul Nystedt
Dan-Olof Rooth
Critical Periods During Childhood and Adolescence: A Study of Adult Height Among Immigrant Siblings
(published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014, 12 (6), 1521-1557.)
4025  Paul Frijters
Maarten Lindeboom
Gerard J. van den Berg
Persistencies in the Labour Market
(forthcoming in: R&R Oxford bulletin of Economics and Statistics)
3992  Guillaume Horny
Rute Mendes
Gerard J. van den Berg
Job Durations with Worker and Firm Specific Effects: MCMC Estimation with Longitudinal Employer-Employee Data
(published in: Journal of Business and Economic Statisticsc, 30(3) 2012, 468-480)
3848  Bruno Crépon
Marc Ferracci
Grégory Jolivet
Gerard J. van den Berg
Active Labor Market Policy Effects in a Dynamic Setting
(published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009, 7, (2-3), 595 - 605)
3825  Gerard J. van den Berg
Annette Bergemann
Marco Caliendo
The Effect of Active Labor Market Programs on Not-Yet Treated Unemployed Individuals
(published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009, 7(2-3), 606-616)
3635  Gerard J. van den Berg
Gabriele Doblhammer
Kaare Christensen
Being Born Under Adverse Economic Conditions Leads to a Higher Cardiovascular Mortality Rate Later in Life: Evidence Based on Individuals Born at Different Stages of the Business Cycle
(published in: Demography, 48(2) 2011, 507-530)
3600  Annette Bergemann
Gerard J. van den Berg
From Giving Birth to Paid Labor: The Effects of Adult Education for Prime-Aged Mothers
3280  Monica Costa Dias
Hidehiko Ichimura
Gerard J. van den Berg
The Matching Method for Treatment Evaluation with Selective Participation and Ineligibles
(revised version published as 'Treatment Evaluation With Selective Participation and Ineligibles' in: Journal of the American Statistical Association, 108(502) 2013, 441-455)
3123  Gerard J. van den Berg
Maarten Lindeboom
France Portrait
Long-Run Longevity Effects of a Nutritional Shock Early in Life: The Dutch Potato Famine of 1846–1847
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2010, 29 (5), 617-629)
3053  Rute Mendes
Gerard J. van den Berg
Maarten Lindeboom
An Empirical Assessment of Assortative Matching in the Labor Market
(published in: Labour Economics, 2010, 17 (6), 919-929)
2585  Gerard J. van den Berg
An Economic Analysis of Exclusion Restrictions for Instrumental Variable Estimation
2425  Gerard J. van den Berg
Maarten Lindeboom
Marta López
Inequality in Individual Mortality and Economic Conditions Earlier in Life
(published in: Social Science and Medicine, 2009, 69 (9), 1360–1367)
2385  James Albrecht
Gerard J. van den Berg
Susan Vroman
The Aggregate Labor Market Effects of the Swedish Knowledge Lift Program
(published in: Review of Economic Dynamics, 2009, 12(1), 129-146)
2365  Annette Bergemann
Gerard J. van den Berg
Active Labor Market Policy Effects for Women in Europe: A Survey
(published in: Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 2008, 91/92, 385-408)
2358  Gerard J. van den Berg
Maarten Lindeboom
France Portrait
Conjugal Bereavement Effects on Health and Mortality at Advanced Ages
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 30 (4), 774-794)
2314  Katarina Richardson
Gerard J. van den Berg
Swedish Labor Market Training and the Duration of Unemployment
(revised version published as 'Duration dependence versus unobserved heterogeneity in treatment effects: Swedish labor market training and the transition rate to employment' in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28 2013, 325-351)
1655  Gerard J. van den Berg
Revolutionary Effects of New Information Technologies
(published in: Economic Journal, 2006, 116 (509), F10-F28)
1503  James Albrecht
Gerard J. van den Berg
Susan Vroman
The Knowledge Lift: The Swedish Adult Education Program That Aimed to Eliminate Low Worker Skill Levels
1303  Gerard J. van den Berg
Maarten Lindeboom
Peter Dolton
Survey Non-Response and Unemployment Duration
(published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 2006, 169 (3), 585-604)
1241  Marloes Zijl
Gerard J. van den Berg
Arjan Heyma
Stepping Stones for the Unemployed: The Effect of Temporary Jobs on the Duration until Regular Work
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (1), 107-139)
930  Maarten Lindeboom
France Portrait
Gerard J. van den Berg
Individual Mortality and Macro-Economic Conditions from Birth to Death
(published as: 'Economic Conditions Early in Life and Individual Mortality' in: American Economic Review, 2006, 96 (1), 290-302)
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Zvi Eckstein
Gerard J. van den Berg
Empirical Labor Search: A Survey
(published in: Journal of Econometrics, 2007, 136 (2), 531-564)
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 )
831  Jaap H. Abbring
Gerard J. van den Berg
Analyzing the Effect of Dynamically Assigned Treatments Using Duration Models, Binary Treatment Models, and Panel Data Models
(published in: Empirical Economics, 2004, 29 (1), 5-20)
814  Geert Ridder
Gerard J. van den Berg
Measuring Labor Market Frictions: A Cross-Country Comparison
(published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2003, 1 (1), 224-244 )
810  Jaap H. Abbring
Gerard J. van den Berg
A Simple Procedure for the Evaluation of Treatment Effects on Duration Variables
806  Gerard J. van den Berg
Multiple Equilibria and Minimum Wages in Labor Markets with Informational Frictions and Heterogeneous Production Technologies
(published in: International Economic Review, 2003, 44 (4), 1337-1357)
805  Gerard J. van den Berg
Aico van Vuuren
The Effect of Search Frictions on Wages
(published in: Labour Economics, 2010, 17 (6), 875-885)
398  Maarten Lindeboom
France Portrait
Gerard J. van den Berg
An Econometric Analysis of the Mental-Health Effects of Major Events in the Life of Elderly Individuals
(published in: Health Economics, 2002, 11 (6), 505-520)
374  Gerard J. van den Berg
Bas van der Klaauw
Counseling and Monitoring of Unemployed Workers: Theory and Evidence from a Controlled Social Experiment
(published in: International Economic Review, 2006, 47 (3), 895-936)
109  Gerard J. van den Berg
Bas van der Klaauw
Combining Micro and Macro Unemployment Duration Data
(published in: Journal of Econometrics, 2001, 102 (2), 271-309)
 

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