Erik Plug

Research Fellow

University of Amsterdam

Erik Plug is Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam. Erik is research fellow at Tinbergen Institute, Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS), IZA, and CESifo. He currently serves as an Associate Editor at the Economic Journal. Erik has been the president of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) and European Society of Population Economics (ESPE). He received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Amsterdam in 1997.

His main research interests relate to family, education and labour economics. His work is published in, among others, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Journal of Public Economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2000.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 14709
Thomas Hofmarcher, Erik Plug
published in: Labour Economics, 2022, 77, 101995.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14708
forthcoming in: Review of Economic Studies, 2024
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9382
published as 'Sexual Orientation, Competitiveness and Income' in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018, 151, 191 - 198
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9077
published as 'Is There a Penalty for Registered Women? Is There a Premium for Registered Men? Evidence from a Sample of Transsexual Workers' in: European Economic Review, 2018, 109, 334 -347
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9074
published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2108, 120 (1), 268-295
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8609
published as "Can Women Have Children and a Career? IV Evidence from IVF Treatments" in: American Economic Review, June 2017, 107 (6), 1611-37
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8130
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2017, 31 (3), 786–808