Publications

October 27, 2015

A macroeconomic analysis of the returns to public R&D investments

This paper analyses the economic returns to public R&D investments in 22 OECD countries.

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January 19, 2015

Does the teacher beat the test? The additional value of teacher assessment in predicting student ability

This research investigates to what extent subjective teacher assessment of children’s ability adds to the use of test scores in the explanation of children’s outcomes in the transition from elementary to secondary school.

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December 2, 2014

The effect of family disruption on children's personality development: Evidence from British longitudinal data

This research documents the effects of different forms of family disruptions - measured by separation, divorce and death - on personality development of British children included in the 1970 British Cohort Study.

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March 20, 2014

Cities, Tasks and Skills

This research applies a task-based approach to measure and interpret changes in the employment structure of the 168 largest US cities in the period 1990-2009.

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September 2, 2013

People Skills and the Labor-Market Outcomes of Underrepresented Groups

This paper shows that people skills are important determinants of labor-market outcomes, including occupational choice and wages.

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January 30, 2013

The importance of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for measuring IQ

This research provides an economic model of the way people behave during an IQ test.

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January 21, 2013

Why Did the Netherlands Develop so Early? The Legacy of the Brethren of the Common Life

In many Dutch cities there are Geert Groote schools. This is no coincidence, because Geert Groote's (1340-1384) ideas form the foundation of modern education in the Netherlands and many other countries.

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