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 Publications

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