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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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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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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