Didier Fouarge is director of the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University, and programme director of the Labour Market and Training research programme at ROA. He holds a Chair of “Dynamics of skills allocation” at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University. He studied economics at the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) in Namur, Belgium. He holds a PhD from Tilburg University on the topic of poverty dynamics and social policy in Europe. He has been working at ROA since 2007, and has been a member of ROA’s Management Team since 2014. His main research interests reside in scientific and applied research on occupational and educational choice, labour market dynamics, labour supply decision (working time, retirement), and human capital and skills formation.

He published in journals such as Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Papers in Regional Science, Applied Economics, The International Journal of Manpower, LABOUR, De Economist, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Journal of Social Policy, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, as well as in Dutch national journals (including ESB, Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken, Tijdschrift voor HRM, THEMA Hoger Onderwijs). He is IZA, GSBE and Netspar research fellow, and Secretary of the European Association for Labour Economists (EALE).


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16215
pubished in: Labour Economics, 2023, 83, 102405
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14395
revised version published as 'Employers’ willingness to invest in the training of temporary versus permanent workers: A discrete choice experiment' in: Labour Economics, 2023, 84, 102430
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12625
published in: Journal of Behavior Economics and Organization, 2020, 173, 402-421.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12444
Didier Fouarge, Merve Nezihe Özer, Philipp K. Seegers
published in: Papers in Regional Science, 98(6), 2425-2454.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10407
revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 177, 548-568
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8862
published as 'Train to retain: Training opportunities, positive reciprocity, and expected retirement age' in: Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2020, 117, 103332 (with Bert Schreurs)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8355
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 106, 335-351
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8069
revised version published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2017, 55 (1), 58-82
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