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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.


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

Fields: Labor, health


Labour Economics (Msc) and Economics of the Welfare State (BSc)


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