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Eric Bartelsman (1960) is Professor of Economics at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam and General Director of the Tinbergen Institute. He holds a BS from MIT and a PhD from Columbia University. Prior to his appointment at VU in 2000, he served as economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, as advisor to CPB Netherlands, and as Head of Economic Research at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands. In 2007 and 2008 he was a member of the Netherlands Council of Economic Advisors (REA), in 2012-13 he was non-resident Fellow of DG ECFin and from 2013-17 he was a Research Visitor at the ECB. His teaching ranges from first-year lectures to PhD seminars. His research interests are in the area of productivity growth, both from a micro and macro vantage point, and have led to publications in top journals. Bartelsman is a Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and IZA Bonn.

Research

Determinants of Productivity
Firm dynamics and factor (re)allocation

Teaching

Macro Principles; Advanced Macro (MSc); Frictions and Resource Allocation (TI)

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Selected Research Output 1994 2019

Employment protection, technology choice, and worker allocation

Gautier, P. A., Bartelsman, E. J. & de Wind, J., 2016, In : International Economic Review. 57, 3, p. 787-826

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Employment protection
Employment protection legislation
Technology choice
Workers
Productivity

Forecasting Aggregate Productivity using Information from Firm-level Data

Bartelsman, E. J. & Wolf, Z., 2014, In : Review of Economics and Statistics. 96, 4, p. 745-755

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

productivity
firm
time series
Firm-level data
Aggregate productivity

Cross-Country Differences in Productivity: The Role of Allocation and Selection

Bartelsman, E. J., Haltiwanger, J. & Scarpetta, S., 2013, In : American Economic Review. 103, 1, p. 305-334

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Country differences
Productivity
Heterogeneous firms
Labor
Firm-level data

Comparative analysis of firm demographics and survival: Evidence from micro-level sources in OECD countries

Bartelsman, E., Scarpetta, S. & Schivardi, F., Jun 2005, In : Industrial and Corporate Change. 14, 3, p. 365-391 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Comparative analysis
Demographics
OECD countries
Social security
Firm size

Why pay more? Corporate tax avoidance through transfer pricing in OECD countries

Bartelsman, E. J. & Beetsma, R., 2003, In : Journal of Public Economics. 87, 9-10, p. 2225-2252 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

Corporate tax rates
Tax avoidance
OECD countries
Corporate tax
Income shifting

Understanding Productivity: Lessons from Longitudinal Microdata

Bartelsman, E. J. & Doms, M., 2000, In : The Journal of Economic Literature. 83, 3, p. 569-594 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

Activities 2001 2012

  • 5 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Editorial work

Tijdschrift voor Openbare Financien (Journal)

Bartelsman, E. J. (Member of editorial board), Gradus, R. H. J. M. (Member of editorial board), Hofkes, M. W. (Member of editorial board)
2012

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Industrial and Corporate Change (Journal)

Bartelsman, E. J. (Member of editorial board)
20082017

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Cross country Differences in Productivity: The role of allocative efficiency

Bartelsman, E. J. (Speaker), J. Haltiwanger (Speaker), S. Scarpetta (Speaker)
1 Aug 2006

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The analysis of microdata from an international perspective

Bartelsman, E. J. (Speaker), A. Hamilton (Speaker)
7 Jun 2004

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Integrating Expenditure and Income Data: What to Do with the Statistical Discrepancy?

J.J. Beaulieu (Speaker), Bartelsman, E. J. (Speaker)
17 Apr 2004

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic