Erik Plug

Research Fellow

University of Amsterdam

Erik Plug is Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam. Erik is the current president of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE). He is also research fellow at Tinbergen Institute, Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS), and past president of the European Society of Population Economics (ESPE). His current research interests relate to family, education and labor economics. His work is published in among others American Economic Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Erik received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Amsterdam in 1997.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2000.



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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7956
published in: Labour Economics, 2016, 43, 106-121
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6706
Monique de Haan, Erik Plug, José Rosero
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2014, 49 (2), 359-392
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5772
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2014, 32 (1), 123-159
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3630
published in: Journal of Economic Literature, 2011, 49 (3), 615-651, revised version available here
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2416
published as 'Estimating intergenerational schooling mobility on censored samples: consequences and remedies' in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2011, 26 (1), 151–166,
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1739
published in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006, 121 (3), 999-1028
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1254
published as 'Estimating the Effect of Personality on Male and Female Earnings ' in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2006, 60 (1), 3-22
IZA Discussion Paper No. 653
published a 'Money for health: the equivalent variation of cardiovascular diseases' in: Health Economics, 2004, 13 (9), 859-872
IZA Discussion Paper No. 652
published as 'Estimating the Effect of Mother's Schooling on Children's Schooling Using a Sample of Adoptees' in: American Economic Review, 2004, 94 (1), 358-368
IZA Discussion Paper No. 344
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2004, 17 (1), 117-131, revised version available here
IZA Discussion Paper No. 247
published in: Journal of Political Economy, 2003, 111 (3), 611-641
IZA Discussion Paper No. 246
published as 'Does Family Income Matter for Schooling Outcomes? Using Adoptees as a Natural Experiment' in: Economic Journal, 2005, 115 (506), 879-906