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Gerard van den Berg is professor of Economics at the University of Bristol and at the department of Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

In 2009, Gerard J. van den Berg won the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship prize for research excellence. Van den Berg was the first economist and social scientist to receive this prize. 

Before this, he was Top Professor at the Dept. of Economics at VU University Amsterdam. He is also affiliated to IFAU (Uppsala) since 1999. In addition, he is Program Director at IZA (Bonn), leading the field of Labor Market Policy Evaluation. Previously he worked at Northwestern University, Princeton University, and Stockholm School of Economics.

Since 2013 he is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Research

Gerard van den Berg is a world leader in the field of Econometrics, an academic discipline which uses methods taken from statistics to analyse and explain economic relationships.

As well as econometrics he also conducts research in the fields of labor economics and health economics, notably on duration analysis, treatment evaluation, search theory, and long-run effects of early-life conditions.

He has published in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, and other journals. He was Joint Managing Editor of The Economic Journal and Associate Editor of the Journal of Econometrics and the Journal of Population Economics. Since 2013 he is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

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Research Output 1994 2019

Economic conditions at birth and cardiovascular disease risk in adulthood: Evidence from post-1950 cohorts

Alessie, R. J. M., Angelini, V., van den Berg, G. J., Mierau, J. O. & Viluma, L., 2019, In : Social Science and Medicine. 224, p. 77-84 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

adulthood
Cardiovascular Diseases
Economics
Parturition
Disease

Structural empirical evaluation of job search monitoring

van den Berg, G. J. & van der Klaauw, B., 2019, In : International Economic Review. 60, 2, p. 879-903 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Job search
Empirical evaluation
Monitoring
Wages
Unemployment
Duration Models
Panel Data
Data Model
Economics
Binary

Information shocks and the empirical evaluation of training programs during unemployment spells

Crépon, B., Ferracci, M., Jolivet, G. & van den Berg, G. J., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Applied Econometrics. 33, 4, p. 594-616 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

unemployment
training program
evaluation
job seeker
job search

Paternal grandfather’s access to food predicts all-cause and cancer mortality in grandsons

Vågerö, D., Pinger, P. R., Aronsson, V. & van den Berg, G. J., 1 Dec 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 5124.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
mortality
Medical problems
food
Animals
cancer

Activities 2008 2009

  • 3 Editorial work
  • 2 Membership

Journal of Econometrics (Journal)

G.J. van den Berg (Member of editorial board)
2008

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Advances in Statistical Analysis (Journal)

G.J. van den Berg (Member of editorial board)
20082011

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Journal of Population Economics (Journal)

G.J. van den Berg (Member of editorial board)
2008

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Prizes