Publications

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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March 22, 2010

The effect of accountability policies in primary education in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, holding schools accountable for test scores has improved educational achievements in primary schools.

November 13, 2008

The effect of childhood conduct disorder on human capital

Childhood mental health problems have high human and financial costs for families and society at large.

June 28, 2007

Do school inspections improve primary school performance?

Inspectors from the Dutch Inspectorate of Education inspect primary schools, write inspection reports on each inspected school, and make recommendations as to how each school can improve.

May 3, 2006

Assessing the returns to studying abroad

The market for higher education increasingly becomes an international market. Nowadays, the number of students studying abroad is substantial and increasing.

July 20, 2004

Returns to university education; evidence from an institutional reform

In 1982, duration of university education in the Netherlands decreased from five to four years.