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.

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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12791
revised version forthcoming in: De Economist
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11043
published in: Demography, 2018, 55 (6), 2299-2320.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10771
published in: De Economist, 2017, 165 (4), 463-485.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10333
forthcoming in: Empirica
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10174
published in: Empirical Economics, 2018, 55 (2), 883-903.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10121
published in: Journal of Safety Research, 2017, 61, 41-51
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9815
published in: Applied Economics, 2017, 49 (28), 2749-2765
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9800
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2016, 54, 1-15
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9472
published in: Economic Journal, 2018, 128 (611), 1700-1729 [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9470
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2016, 125, 192-211
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8221
published in: Applied Economics, 2015, 47 (24), 2523-2539
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8188
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2016, 29, 1025-1061.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7919
Published as: Sweetman, Arthur and Jan C. van Ours. 2015. “Immigration: What about the Children and Grandchildren?” chapter 21 in B.R. Chiswick and P.W. Miller (eds). Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, Vol. 1b, Amsterdam: Elsevier/North-Holland, 1141-93.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7720
published as 'Quantile Peer Effects of Immigrant Children at Primary Schools' in: Labour, 2016, 30 (2), 135 - 157
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7598
Jakub Cerveny, Jan C. van Ours
published in: De Economist, 2013, 161, 463-480.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7416
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2014, 40, 1-24
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7400
published in De Economist, 2014, 162 (4), 377 - 395
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6950
published in: Journal of Economic Surveys, 2014, 28 (2), 284 - 311
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6817
published in: Economics Letters, 2012, 116, 288-290.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6387
revised version published as 'Positive Assortative Matching: Evidence from Sports Data', in: Industrial Relations, 2015, 54 (3), 401-421
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6320
published in: Economica, 2014, 81, 544–565
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6212
published in: Economic Journal, 2013, 123 (570), F308-F331
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5688
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 30 (4), 764-773
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5591
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2013, 32 (1), 29-48
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5055
published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2013, 28 (2), 275–296
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4988
published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (5), 712-722
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4970
published in: International Journal of Sport Finance, 2011, 6 (2), 138-154
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4765
Jan C. van Ours, Lenny Stoeldraijer
published as 'Age, Wage and Productivity in Dutch Manufacturing' in: De Economist, 2011, 159 (2) , 113-137
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4691
published in: Economics Letters, 2010, 109 (2), 105-107
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4686
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (1), 263-283
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4681
Gonzalo Reyes Hartley, Jan C. van Ours, Milan Vodopivec
published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (6), 798-809
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4523
published in: De Economist, 2012, 160 (4), 413-438
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4509
revised version (including technical online appendix) published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2013, 28 (7), 1153–1178
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1670
published in: Labour Economics, 2006, 13 (4), 493-504
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1363
published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2006, 73 (4), 1009-1038
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1335
published as 'Bringing Unemployed Back to Work: Effective Active Labor Market Policies' in: De Economist, 2007, 157 (3), 293-313
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1181
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2006, 24 (2), 351-378
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1000
published in: European Economic Review, 2009, 53 (8), 937-951
IZA Discussion Paper No. 627
revised version published as 'Are recessions good for workplace safety? ' in: Journal of Health Economics, 2006, 25 (6), 1069-1093
IZA Discussion Paper No. 527
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2004, 32 (1), 37-55
IZA Discussion Paper No. 473
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2004, 23 (5), 863-886
IZA Discussion Paper No. 469
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2005, 3 (6), 1386-1417
IZA Discussion Paper No. 401
published in: Economic Journal, 2007, 117 (518), 399-421
IZA Discussion Paper No. 399
published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2006, 108 (3), 361-372
IZA Discussion Paper No. 297
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16 (4), 739-753
IZA Discussion Paper No. 121
published in: Michael Lechner and Friedhelm Pfeiffer (eds.), Econometric Evaluation of Labour Market Policies, Physica-Verlag (2001), 125-152
IZA Discussion Paper No. 108
published in: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2006, 162 (2), 227-252
IZA Discussion Paper No. 107
published as 'Fast track or failure: a study of the graduation and dropout rates of Ph D students in economics' in: Economics of Education Review, 2003, 22 (2), 157-166 (see IZA Reprints 167/03)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 102
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2003, 87 (5), 957-985
IZA Discussion Paper No. 80
published in: K. Zimmerman (ed.) European Migration: What Do We Know? Oxford: OUP, 2005
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