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Pierre Koning (1971) is part-time professor of Labor Economics at the VU University Amsterdam and associate professor of economics at Leiden University. 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 VU University 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, Tinbergen Institute and Talma Instute for Work, Care and Welfare.


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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The Netherlands Business & Economics
smoking Social Sciences
evidence Social Sciences
Workers Business & Economics
performance Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
Disability insurance Business & Economics
social welfare Social Sciences

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Selected Research Output 1994 2019

The Rise and Fall of Disability Enrollment in the Netherlands

Koning, P. W. C. & Lindeboom, M., 2015, In : Journal of Economic Perspectives. 29, 2, p. 151-172

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

The Impact of Scoring Weights on Price and Quality Outcomes: An Application to the Procurement of Welfare-to-Work Services

Koning, P. W. C. & van de Meerendonk, A., 2014, In : European Economic Review. 71, October, p. 1-14

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Welfare to work

Ranking the schools: How school-quality information affects school choice in the Netherlands

Koning, P. W. C. & van der Wiel, K., 2013, In : Journal of the European Economic Association. 11, 2, p. 466-493

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

The Netherlands
School quality
School choice
Quality information

Activities 2011 2017

  • 4 Editorial work
  • 4 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Membership

Economist (Journal)

P.W.C. Koning (Reviewer)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economics Policy Analysis (External organisation)

P.W.C. Koning (Member)

Activity: MembershipSocietal

Economist (Journal)

P.W.C. Koning (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Leren Re-integreren

P.W.C. Koning (Speaker)
20 Apr 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Auctioning Welfare-to-Work Contracts: The Effects of Scoring Weights on Prices and Quality Outcomes

P.W.C. Koning (Speaker), A. Meerendonk (Speaker), R. Kamp (Speaker)
20 Sep 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Press / Media