October 24, 2023

Does replacing grants by income-contingent loans harm enrolment? New evidence from a reform in Dutch higher education

This paper evaluates the impact of a reform which replaced universal basic grants by income-contingent loans on enrolment in Dutch higher education using administrative data of ten complete student cohorts....

April 28, 2020

The urban rural-education gap: do cities indeed make us smarter?

Despite the existence of a large urban-rural education gap in many countries, little attention has been paid whether cities enjoy a comparative advantage in the production of human capital....

June 12, 2019

Income differences across migrant groups

On average, migrant children in the Netherlands end up lower in the income distribution compared to native children, even if their parents have equal incomes.

Income differences across migrant groups
May 28, 2019

Experimenting with dropout prevention policies

School dropout rates did not decrease significantly in three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Dutch vocational training colleges.

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April 4, 2017

Knowledge diffusion across regions and countries: evidence from patent citations

We study knowledge spillovers from European universities and other research organizations using data from patent citations at the EPO.