Hans Bloemen is associate professor at the Department of Economics of the Free University Amsterdam. Hans Bloemen studied econometrics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He got his Ph.D. at Tilburg University, where his advisor was Arie Kapteyn. His research interests cover microeconometric applications of labour economics, including labour supply and taxation, job search and duration models, consumption, wealth, and the life cycle model, experience rating in the unemployment insurance system, intrahousehold allocation and the collective model, modelling the retirement decision, and language proficiency of migrants. He has published papers on estimation by simulation, structural job search models, wealth and labour market transitions, unemployment benefits and consumption smoothing, collective labour supply, and retirement in various journals including the Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Labor Economics, Economica, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Human Resources, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Health Economics, and Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2006.