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Pieter Gautier (PhD 1997, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is professor in macro labor. He received a VIDI grant from NWO in 2003 and held visiting positions at Georgetown University and MIT. He was associate editor at the Journal of the European Economic Association between 2009 and 2015, is fellow at CEPR, CES/Ifo, IZA and one of the founders of the SaM (search and matching) network. He was scientific advisor of the CPB and helped to design matching mechanisms for high school students and doctors.


His main research interests are: (i) search and matching models of the labor, marriage and housing market, (ii) school assignment models, (iii) competing mechanisms.

Fields:Macro, labor, applied micro


BSc: Economics for the global era, personnel economics, macroeconomics.

Msc/ PhD: Advanced macroeconomics, macroeconomics of the labor market

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Selected Research Output 1996 2018

Directed Search in the Housing Market

Albrecht, J., Gautier, P. A. & Vroman, S. 2016 In : Review of Economic Dynamics. 19, January, p. 218-231

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Housing market
Directed search
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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 journalArticle

Employment protection
Employment protection legislation
Technology choice

Efficient Entry in Competing Auctions

Albrecht, J., Gautier, P. A. & Vroman, S. 2014 In : American Economic Review. 104, 10, p. 3288-3296

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On the job search mismatch and efficiency

Gautier, P. A., van Vuuren, A. P. & Teulings, C. N. 2010 In : Review of Economic Studies. 77, 1, p. 245-272 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

On-the-job search

Equilibrium Directed Search with Multiple applications

Gautier, P. A., Albrecht, J. & Vroman, S. 2006 In : Review of Economic Studies. 73, p. 869-891 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Directed search