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Pierre Koning (1971) is full professor "Economics of social insurance and the Labor Market" at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. Until December 2015, Pierre was employed as a Chief Science Officer at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in the Netherlands. Pierre obtained his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam – with his thesis focusing on job search models for the labor market. His special interest lies in the field of welfare-to-work services and disability insurance – here most of his international publications are also focused on. Pierre also is affiliated with IZA and Tinbergen Institute. Pierre's chair is partly sponsored by Instituut Gak.


labor economics, health and work, public sector performance and incentives

Fields: Labor, health


Economics of the Welfare State (MSc), Human Capital (BSc), Quantitative Research Methods (BSc), Methods for PPE II.

Ancillary activities

  • Stichting TPEditgitaal | Amsterdam | Bestuurder | 2024-01-01 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


  • HJ Public Finance
  • disability

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