Jan C. van Ours

Research Fellow

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Jan van Ours (1954) is professor of Applied Economics at the Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also professorial fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, CentER Fellow and CEPR Fellow. Jan van Ours studied mining engineering at the Technical University in Delft and economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he also got his Ph.D. He has published in journals like American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Labor Economics, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, and Health Economics. Currently he is managing editor of De Economist.

In 1996 he was awarded with the Hicks-Tinbergen medal of the European Economic Association (joint with Geert Ridder).

In 2009 he was President of the European Society of Population Economics. From 2011-2014 he was President of the European Association of Labour Economists.

Jan van Ours joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4264
published in: De Economist, 2009, 157(4), 441-460
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4079
published as 'An Activation Program as a Stick to Job Finding' in: Labour, 2011, 25 (2), 167 - 181
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3723
published in: Economics Letters, 2010, 106 (1), 61-63
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3020
published in: Economic Journal, 2008, 118 (526) , F77–F99
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2504
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2008, 92 (10-11), 2020-2035
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2211
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2010, 23 (1), 291-301
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2171
revised version published as 'Does reducing unemployment insurance generosity reduce job match quality?' in: Journal of Public Economics, 2008, 92 (3-4), 684-695
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2165
published as 'Layoffs, quits and wage negotiations' in: Economics Letters, 2010, 109 (2), 108-111
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1884
published in: Economica, 2009, 76 (301), 176-196