dr. Stefan Hochguertel


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Stefan Hochguertel is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at VU Amsterdam, and a research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute; the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar); and the Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies (UCFS). He holds an economics degree from the University of Munich and a PhD in economics from Tilburg University. He has held previous research positions at Uppsala University and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy).


His research includes analyses of household and consumer financial and labour market behaviour, ranging from topics in saving, consumer credit and portfolio choice, and intergenerational transfers and wealth inequality, to issues in retirement and self-employment.


labor economics, public economics, and advanced microeconomics.

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Research Output 2000 2019

Is Business Failure Due to Lack of Effort? Empirical Evidence from a Large Administrative Sample

Ejrnaes, M. & Hochguertel, S., 2013, In : Economic Journal. 123, 571, p. 791-830

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Business failures
Empirical evidence
Economic journals
Unemployment insurance

Job search requirements for older unemployed: Transitions to employment, early retirement and disability benefits

Lammers, M., Bloemen, H. G. & Hochguertel, S., 2013, In : European Economic Review. 58, C, p. 31-57 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Early retirement
Disability benefits
Policy change
Job search
Duration models

Dealer Pricing of Consumer Credit

Hochguertel, S., Bertola, G. & Koeniger, W., 2005, In : International Economic Review. 46, p. 1103-1142 46 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

Consumer credit

Consumer Credit: Evidence from Italian Micro Data

Hochguertel, S., Alessie, R. & Weber, G., 2005, In : Journal of the European Economic Association. 3, p. 144-178 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

Micro data
Consumer credit
Interest rates

Ownership of Stocks and Mutual Funds: A Panel Data Analysis

Hochguertel, S., Alessie, R. J. M. & van Soest, A., 2004, In : Review of Economics and Statistics. 86, 3, p. 783-796

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

data analysis