Gerard J. van den Berg

Program Coordinator and Research Fellow

University of Groningen

Gerard J. van den Berg (1962) is Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol. Previously he was Alexander von Humboldt Professor in Econometrics and Empirical Economics at the University of Mannheim. He has also worked at the VU 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 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 Fellow of the Econometric Society and research fellow of IFAU (Uppsala), ZEW (Mannheim), CEPR (London) and, since January 1999, of IZA.

Since July 2004, he has been Program Director of IZA’s research area "Evaluation of Labor Market Programs".



IZA Discussion Paper No. 14031
published in: Labour Economics, 2021, 70, 101981
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13846
forthcoming in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10730
revised version published as 'The impact of sanctions for young welfare recipients on transitions to work and wages and on dropping out" in: Economica, 2022, 89 (535), 1-28
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10321
published in: Annual Review of Economics, 8 2016, 521-546
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9626
revised version published as 'Evaluating Vacancy Referrals and the Roles of Sanctions and Sickness Absenc' in: Economic Journal, 2019, 129, 3292-3322
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7740
published in: International Economic Review, 2019, 60 (2), 879-903
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7630
published in: Nordic Economic Policy Review, 2014, 177-208
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7010
forthcoming in: Economic Journal, 2016 [Online First]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6520
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2014, 27 (3), 895-919
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6307
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2015, 39, 17–30
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6031
published in: Econometric Reviews, 35(6), 2016, 1075-1098
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5940
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5534
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5454
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2015, 40, 141–158
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4325
published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 116 2014, 284-334
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4140
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014, 12 (6), 1521-1557.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4025
forthcoming in: R&R Oxford bulletin of Economics and Statistics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3992
published in: Journal of Business and Economic Statisticsc, 30(3) 2012, 468-480
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3848
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009, 7, (2-3), 595 - 605
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3825
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009, 7(2-3), 606-616
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