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Ilka van de Werve is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Econometrics and Data Science of the School of Business and Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Furthermore, she is a fellow at The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.



  • van de Werve, I., Blokland, A., & Weerman, F. (2022). Crime, families and the economy: Micro-conditions as moderator of macro-effects. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, 8(1), 96-123. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40865-022-00191-1
  • Blasques, F., Hoogerkamp, M. H., Koopman, S. J., & van de Werve, I. (2021). Dynamic factor models with clustered loadings: Forecasting education flows using unemployment data. International Journal of Forecasting, 37(4), 1426-1441. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2021.01.026

Work in Progress

  • Finding the European crime drop using a panel data model with stochastic trends (with Siem Jan Koopman, available as Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper)

  • Big data criminology: Clustering individuals' response parameters with macroeconomic variables (with Francisco Blasques and Siem Jan Koopman)


Teaching and coordinating courses in the minor Applied Econometrics and in the master program Econometrics and Operations Research. University Teaching Qualification (or BKO in Dutch) obtained in January 2020.


2022 -           Thesis Internship (Coordinator, MSc)

2018 -           Thesis Supervision (MSc)

2018 -           Time Series Models (Coordinator, MSc)

2018 -           Practical Case Study (Coordinator, Minor)


2020 - 2021  Executive Education courses in Econometrics (Co-organizer)

2020             Econometrics Summer Workshop (Co-organizer)

2017 - 2022 Econometrics II (TA, 2nd year BSc)

2017              Advanced Econometrics III (1st year MPhil)

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Academic qualification

MPhil Econometrics, Tinbergen Institute


MSc Econometrics and OR, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


BSc Econometrics and OR, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam



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