Please find below a selection of our most recent publications. For the complete listing of our publications, please visit the VU Research Portal


Bloemen, H. G., Collective Labour Supply, Taxes, and Intrahousehold Allocation: An Empirical Approach, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

Brügemann, B., Gautier, P. & Menzio, G., Intra firm bargaining and shapley values,Review of Economic Studies.

Galama, T.J. & van Kippersluis, H., A Theory of Socio-economic Disparities in Health over the Life Cycle, Economic Journal.

Abigail Barr, Marleen Dekker, Wendy Janssens, Bereket Kebede, B. Kramer, Cooperation in Polygynous Households, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Richard Karlsson Linnér, Fleur W. Meddens, Aysu Okbay, Ronald de Vlaming, Philipp D. Koellinger (& others), Genome-wide association analyses of risk tolerance and risky behaviors in over 1 million individuals identify hundreds of loci and shared genetic influences, Nature Genetics.

J.A. Bolhaar, N. Ketel, Bas van der Klaauw, Job Search Periods for Welfare Applicants: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Muller, P., Kircher, P. & Belot, M., Providing advice to job seekers at low cost: An experimental study on online advice, Review of Economic Studies.


Koellinger, P. D. & Harden, K. P., Using nature to understand nurture: Genetic associations show how parenting matters for children's education, Science.

James J Lee, Robbee Wedow, Aysu Okbay, (& others), Gene discovery and polygenic prediction from a genome-wide association study of educational attainment in 1.1 million individuals,Nature Genetics.

Turley, P. , Walters, R. K. , Maghzian, O., Okbay, A., (& others),  Multi-trait analysis of genome-wide association summary statistics using MTAG, Nature Genetics.

De Ree, J., Muralidharan, K., Pradhan, M. & Rogers, H., Double for nothing? Experimental evidence on an unconditional teacher salary increase in Indonesia,Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Zeng, J., De Vlaming, R., (& others),Signatures of negative selection in the genetic architecture of human complex traits, Nature Genetics


Janssens, W., Kramer, B. & Swart, L., Be Patient When Measuring Hyperbolic Discounting: Stationarity, Time Consistency and Time Invariance in a Field Experiment, Journal of Development Economics.

Moraga Gonzalez, J. L. & Sandor, Z., Wildenbeest, M. R., Nonsequential search equilibrium with search cost heterogeneity, International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Scharn, M., van der Beek, A. J., Huisman, M., de Wind, A., Lindeboom, M., Elbers, C. T., Geuskens, G. A. & Boot, C. R.Predicting working beyond retirement in the Netherlands: An interdisciplinary approach involving occupational epidemiology and economics, Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health.

Trung, L. D. & Oostendorp, R. H.  Regional Labor Market Integration, Shadow Wages and Poverty in Vietnam, World Development. 

Cai, X., Gautier, P. A. & Wolthoff, R. P. Search frictions, competing mechanisms and optimal market segmentation, Journal of Econmic Theory. 

Bloemen, H. G., Collective Labour Supply, Taxes, and Intrahousehold Allocation: An Empirical Approach, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. 

Gautier, P. A. & Holzner, C. L., Simultaneous search and efficiency of entry and search intensity, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.

Bisschop, P., Kastoryano, S.,  Klaauw, B.Street Prostitution Zones and Crime, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.


Moraga-Gonzalez, J.L., Sandor, Z. and M.R. Wildenbeest, Prices and Heterogeneous Search Costs, The RAND Journal of Economics.

Nadine Ketel, Jona Linde, Hessel Oosterbeek and Bas van der Klaauw, Tuition fees and sunk-cost effects, Economic Journal.

Nadine Ketel, Edwin Leuven, Hessel Oosterbeek, Bas van der Klaauw, The returns to medical school in a regulated labor market: Evidence from admission lotteries, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Jim Albrecht, Pieter Gautier and Susan Vroman, Directed search in the housing market, Review of Economic Dynamics.

Eric J. Bartelsman, Pieter Gautier and Joris de Wind, Employment protection, technology choice, and worker allocation (2016) International Economic Review.

Makoto Watanabe, Competition in the presence of individual demand uncertainty (with Marc Möller), forthcoming, RAND Journal of Economics.


Koning, P.W.C. & Lindeboom, M. (in press). The Rise and Fall of Disability Enrollment in the Netherlands. Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Gautier, P.A. & Teulings, C.N. (in press). Sorting and the output loss due to search frictions. Journal of the European Economic Association.

Moraga Gonzalez, J.L. & Viaene, J.M. (in press). Anti-dumping, Intra-industry Trade and Quality Reversals. International Economic Review.