The Behavioral and Experimental Economics group has an influential position in this field in the Netherlands and Europe. CREED, the Amsterdam-based group, focuses particularly on three main projects: economics of political decision making; bounded rationality and institutions and experimental economics. The research of the Rotterdam-based group focuses on two broad themes: decision under risk and uncertainty and intertemporal choice.
Eric Bartelsman is professor of economics and General Director at Tinbergen Institute. He holds a BS from MIT and a PhD from Columbia University. Prior to his appointment at VU in 2000, he served as economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, as advisor to CPB Netherlands, and as Head of Economic Research at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands. In 2007 and 2008 he was a member of the Netherlands Council of Economic Advisors (REA), in 2012-13 he was non-resident Fellow of DG ECFin and presently he is Research Visitor at the ECB. His teaching ranges from first-year lectures to PhD seminars. His research interests are in the area of productivity growth, both from a micro and macro vantage point, and have led to publications in top journals. Bartelsman is a fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and IZA Bonn.
Key publications by author
- Employment Protection, Technology Choice, and Worker AllocationInternational Economic Review, August 2016, 57(3), 787–826
- Forecasting Aggregate Productivity using Information from Firm-level DataThe Review of Economics and Statistics, October 2014, 96(4), 745-55
- Cross-Country Differences in Productivity: The Role of Allocation and SelectionThe American Economic Review, 2013, 103(1), 305-34