Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Summer School Experimental Economics

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.

Cooperative Behavior, Strategic Interaction and Complex Systems

This research group focuses on: (non-)cooperative game theory; nonlinear dynamics and complex systems; bounded rationality, learning and heterogenous expectations; dynamic models of collective behavior and social networks & dynamic optimization.

Econometrics and Operations Research

Research themes: time series econometrics, panel data, Bayesian econometrics, applied econometrics and econometric methodology. Applications can be found in areas as diverse as monetary economics, labor economics, marketing and asset pricing. Some fellows in this group focus on operations research.

Finance

The Finance group at TI spans many of the core fields in finance: asset pricing, corporate finance, financial econometrics, market microstructure, and financial institutions.

Labor, Health, Education and Development

At TI, a large group of fellows works in different areas of labour, health, education and development.

Macroeconomics and International Economics

Fellows in the Macroeconomics and International Economics group carry out research on growth, innovation, international trade and factor mobility, the role of economic geography, banking and monetary economics, and fiscal policy.

Organizations and Markets

The Organizations and Markets (OM) group spans many areas in (applied) microeconomics, including the economics of organizations, industrial organization, entrepreneurship, innovation, and auctions.

Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics

The STEE group addresses four themes: urban and regional dynamics, land use, transportation, and environment and resources. Many fellows combine policy research with fundamental research.

University:
University of Amsterdam
Researchgroup:
Labor, Health, Education and Development
Interests:
Behavioral Economics, Education, Microeconometrics, Policy Evaluation
Function:
Professor
Email:
Hessel (H.) Oosterbeek
Phone:
+31 (0)20-525 4242
URL:
Link to personal website

Key publications by author

Academic Publications & Refereed Academic Publications:

  • Booij, A. S., Leuven, E., & Oosterbeek, H. (2017). Ability Peer Effects in University: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment. The Review of Economic Studies, 84(2), 547-578. DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdw045 [details]
  • Buser, T., Oosterbeek, H., Plug, E., Ponce, J., & Rosero, J. (2017). The impact of positive and negative income changes on the height and weight of young children. The World Bank Economic Review, 31(3), 786-808. DOI: 10.1093/wber/lhw004 [details]
  • Ketel, N., Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., & van der Klaauw, B. (2016). The returns to medical school: Evidence from admission lotteries. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8(2), 225-254. DOI: 10.1257/app.20140506 [details / files]
  • Fredriksson, P., Öckert, B., & Oosterbeek, H. (2016). Parental responses to public investments in children: Evidence from a maximum class size rule. Journal of Human Resources, 51(4), 832-868. DOI: 10.3368/jhr.51.4.1114-6779R1 [details]
  • De Haan, M., Leuven, E., & Oosterbeek, H. (2016). School consolidation and student achievement. Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 32(4), 816-839. DOI: 10.1093/jleo/eww006 [details]
  • Ketel, N., Linde, J., Oosterbeek, H., & van der Klaauw, B. (2016). Tuition fees and sunk-cost effects. Economic Journal, 126(598), 2342-2362. DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12297 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & van Ewijk, R. (2010). Gender peer effects in university: evidence from a randomized experiment. (Tinbergen Institute discussion paper; No. 10-113/3). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Webbink, H. D. (2007). Wage effects of an extra year of basic vocational education. Economics of Education Review, 26(4), 408-419. DOI: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2006.07.013 [details]
  • Sloof, R., Sonnemans, J. H., & Oosterbeek, H. (2007). Underinvestment in training? In J. Hartog, & H. Maassen van den Brink (Eds.), Human Capital: Advances in Theory and Evidence (pp. 113-133-Part II:8). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (2007). Using (quasi-)experiments to evaluate education interventions. In J. Hartog, & H. Maassen van den Brink (Eds.), Human Capital: Advances in Theory and Evidence (pp. 155-169-Part III:10). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]
  • Hartog, J., & Oosterbeek, H. (2007). What should you know about the private returns to education? In J. Hartog, & H. Maassen van den Brink (Eds.), Human Capital: Advances in Theory and Evidence (pp. 7-20-Part I:1). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]
  • Leuven, E., & Oosterbeek, H. (2007). The effectiveness of human capital policies for disadvantaged groups in the Netherlands. In P. E. Peterson, & L. Woessmann (Eds.), Schools and the equal opportunity problem (pp. 3-28-I:1). (CESifo Seminar Series). Cambridge (USA): MIT Press. [details]
  • Leuven, E., Lindahl, C. M., Oosterbeek, H., & Webbink, H. D. (2007). The Effect of Extra Funding for Disadvantaged Pupils on Achievement. Review of Economics and Statistics, 89(4), 721-736. DOI: 10.1162/rest.89.4.721 [details]
  • Sloof, R., Oosterbeek, H., Riedl, A. M., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2006). Breach remedies, reliance and renegotiation. International Review of Law and Economics, 26(3), 263-296. DOI: 10.1016/j.irle.2006.11.002 [details]
  • Berkhout, P. H. G., Leuven, E., & Oosterbeek, H. (2005). Gebruik en effectiviteit van de aftrek scholingsuitgaven. (SEO-rapport; No. 826). Amsterdam: SEO. [details]
  • Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & van Klaveren, C. (2005). Worker reciprocity and employer investment in training. Economica, 72(285), 137-149. DOI: 10.1111/j.0013-0427.2005.00405.x [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. (2004). Specific investments, holdup, and the outside option principle. European Economic Review, 48, 1399-1410. DOI: 10.1016/S0014-2921(03)00017-5 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & van de Kuilen, G. (2004). Cultural differences in ultimatum game experiments: Evidence from a meta-analysis. Experimental Economics, 7, 171-188. DOI: 10.1023/B:EXEC.0000026978.14316.74 [details]
  • Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., & van Ophem, H. (2004). Explaining international differences in male skill wage differentials by differences in demand and supply of skill. Economic Journal, 114, 466-486. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2004.00217.x [details]
  • Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., & van Ophem, J. C. M. (2004). Explaining international differences in male skill wage differentials by differences in demand and supply of skill. Economic Journal, 114(495), 466-486. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2004.00217.x [details]
  • Leuven, E., & Oosterbeek, H. (2004). Evaluating the effect of tax deductions on training. Journal of labor economics, 22(2), 461-488. DOI: 10.1086/381257 [details]
  • Sloof, R., Sonnemans, J. H., & Oosterbeek, H. (2004). Specific investments, holdup, and the outside option principle. European Economic Review, 48(6), 1399-1410. DOI: 10.1016/S0014-2921(03)00017-5 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & van de Kuilen, G. (2004). Cultural differences in ultimatum game experiments: evidence from a meta-analysis. Experimental Economics, 7(2), 171-188. DOI: 10.1023/B:EXEC.0000026978.14316.74 [details]
  • Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2003). An experimental comparison of reliance levels under alternative breach remedies. RAND Journal of Economics, 34(2), 205-222. DOI: 10.2307/1593714 [details]
  • Harmon, C., Oosterbeek, H., & Walker, I. (2003). The returns to education: microeconomics. Journal of Economic Surveys, 17, 115-155. DOI: 10.1111/1467-6419.00191 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sonnemans, J. H., & van Velzen, S. (2003). The need for marriage contracts: an experimental study. Journal of Population Economics, 16, 431-453. DOI: 10.1007/s00148-003-0130-9 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., Dobbelsteen, S., & Levin, J. (2002). The causal effect of class size on scholastic achievement: Distinguishing the pure class size effect from the effect of changes in class composition. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 64(1), 17-38. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0084.00003 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (2002). Waarom de fiscus zich niet met scholing moet bemoeien. In H. van Dalen, & F. Kalshoven (Eds.), Meesters van de welvaart. Top economen over Nederland Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Balans. [details]
  • Dobbelsteen, S. H. A. M., Levin, J., & Oosterbeek, H. (2002). The causal affect of class size on scholastic achievement: Distinguishing the pure class size effect of changes in class composition. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 64(1), 17-38. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0084.00003 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., Ashenfelter, O., & Harmon, C. (2001). A review of estimates of the schooling/earnings relationship, with tests for publication bias. Economic Journal, 111(474), 791-820. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0297.00660 [details]
  • Leuven, E., & Oosterbeek, H. (2001). Evaluating the effect of tax deductions on training. Scholar Working Paper Series, 24(01). [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., Tulder, F. V., & Godfried, M. (2001). Adverse Selection and the Demand for Supplementary Dental Insurance. De Economist, 149(2), 177-190. DOI: 10.1023/A:1017566901875 [details]
  • Godfried, H. M., Oosterbeek, H., & van Tulder, F. (2001). Adverse selection and the demand for supplementary dental insurance. De Economist, 149, 177-190. DOI: 10.1023/A:1017566901875 [details]
  • Sonnemans, J. H., Oosterbeek, H., & Sloof, R. (2001). On the relation between asset ownership and specific investments. Economic Journal, 111(474), 791-820. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0297.00660 [details]
  • Leuven, E., & Oosterbeek, H. (2001). Firm-Specific Human Capital as a Shared Investment: Comment. The American Economic Review, 91(1), 342-347. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Webbink, H. D. (2001). Risico's van indicatoren van schoolkwaliteit. In A. B. Dijkstra, S. Karsten, R. Veenstra, & A. J. Visscher (Eds.), Het oog der natie: Scholen op rapport Assen: Van Gorcum. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Leuven, E. (2001). Shorter Papers - Comment - Firm-Specific Human Capital as a Shared Investment. The American Economic Review, 91(1), 342-347. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (2000). Schooling choises: preferences, discount rates, and rates of return. Empirical Economics, 25, 15-34. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (2000). Ajut financer als estudiants d'ensenyament superior als Països Baixos. In J-G. Mora, F. Solà, & J. M. Vilalta (Eds.), Beques i ajuts als estudiants universitaris a Europa (pp. 79-94). UNESCO 2000. [details]
  • van Ophem, J. C. M., & Oosterbeek, H. (2000). Schooling Choices: Preferences, Discount Rates and Rates of Return. Empirical Economics, (25), 15-34. [details]
  • Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., & van Hans van Ophem, H. (1999). Explaining international differences in male wage inequality by differences in demand and supply of skill. (Scholar Working Paper Series; No. WP 06/99). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., Ashenfelter, O., & Harmon, C. (1999). A review of estimates of the schooling/earnings relationship, with tests for publication bias. Labour Economics, 6(4), 453-470. [details]
  • Ashenfelter, O., Harmon, C., & Oosterbeek, H. (1999). A review of estimates of the schooling/earnings relationship, with tests for publication bias. Labour Economics, 6(4), 453-470. [details]
  • Groot, W. J. N., Maassen van den Brink, H., Oosterbeek, H., Plug, E. J. S., & Webbink, H. D. (1999). Is er een tekort aan technisch opgeleiden? Den Haag: Welboom/Elseviers Bedrijfsinformatie. [details]
  • Dobbelsteen, S. H. A. M., Levin, J. D., & Oosterbeek, H. (1999). Waarom klassenverkleining niet helpt. Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 84(4197), 250-252. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1999). Reasons and Policies to stimulate lifelong learning. In G. Attwell, & F. van Wieringen (Eds.), Vocational and Adult Education in Europe (pp. 107-130). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Webbink, H. D. (1999). Het verborgen technisch talent. In H. Maassen van der Brink, W. Groot, H. Oosterbeek, E. J. S. Plug, & H. D. Webbink (Eds.), Is er een tekort aan technisch opgeleiden? (pp. ?-?). Amsterdam: Nationaal Vakbondsmuseum, Serie wetenschappelijke public.. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Leuven, E. (1999). Veranderingen in de kwaliteit van nieuwe banen in Nederland, 1986 1996. In Jaarboek 1997/1998 van het Max Goote Kenniscentrum (pp. 93-102). Den Haag: Elsevier. [details]
  • Leuven, E., & Oosterbeek, H. (1999). Demand and supply of work-related training: evidence from four countries. Research in Labor Economics, (18), 303-330. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1998). Innovative ways to finance education and their relation to lifelong learning. Education Economics, 6, 219-251. [details]
  • Groot, W. J. N., Maassen van den Brink, H., Oosterbeek, H., Webbink, D., & Hartog, J. (1998). Overscholing en verdringing op de arbeidsmarkt. (Serie wetenschappelijke publicaties; No. 20). Amsterdam: Welboom. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Hartog, J. (1998). Health, wealth and happiness: Why pursue a higher education? Economics of Education Review, 17(3), 245-256. DOI: 10.1016/S0272-7757(97)00064-2 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1998). Unravelling supply and demand factors in work-related training. Oxford Economic Papers, 50, 266-283. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.oep.a028645 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1998). An economic analysis of student financial aid schemes. European Journal of Education, 33, 21-29. [details]
  • Hartog, J., & Oosterbeek, H. (1998). Health, wealth and happiness: why pursue a higher education? Economics of Education Review, 17(3), 245-256. DOI: 10.1016/S0272-7757(97)00064-2 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1998). Unravelling supply and demand factors in work-related training. Oxford Economic Papers, 50, 266-283. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.oep.a028645 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Webbink, H. D. (1998). Overscholing en verdringing op de Nederlandse arbeidsmarkt. In H. Maassen van den Brink, W. Groot, H. Oosterbeek, H. D. Webbink, & J. Hartog (Eds.), Overscholing en verdringing op de arbeidsmarkt (Nationaal Vakbondsmuseum, Serie Wetenschap. Publicaties). Den Haag: DELWEL. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1998). Innovative ways to finance education and their relation to lifelong learning. Education Economics, 6(3), 219-251. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1998). An economic analysis of student financial aid schemes. European Journal of Education, 33, 21-29. [details]
  • Houtkoop, W. A., & Oosterbeek, H. (1997). Vraag en aanbod van opleidingen. In W. J. Nijhoff, B. W. M. Hovels, A. M. L. Wieringen, & M. van Dyck (Eds.), Jaarboek 1996 van het Max Goote Kenniscentrum. (pp. 17-46). Den Haag: Vuga Uitgeverij. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Webbink, D. (1997). Is there a hidden technical potential? De Economist, 145, 159-177. DOI: 10.1023/A:1002938120342 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1997). Returns to computer use: a simple test on the productivity interpretation. Economics Letters, 55, 273-277. DOI: 10.1016/S0165-1765(97)00081-5 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Webbink, H. D. (1997). Is there a hidden technical potential? De Economist, 145, 159-177. DOI: 10.1023/A:1002938120342 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Houtkoop, W. (1997). Demand and supply of adult education and training. In A. Tuijnman, & P. Bélanger (Eds.), New Patterns of Adult Learning: A six-country comparative study Amsterdam: Elsevier. [details]
  • Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., & van Ophem, J. C. M. (1997). International comparisons of male wage inequality. Discussion paper - Tinbergen Institute, 97-059/3[details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Levin, J. D. (1996). Economische aspecten van het duale systeem in Duitsland. In Jaarboek 1995 van het Max Goote Kenniscentrum (pp. 41-48). Den Haag: VUGA. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1996). A decomposition of training probabilities. Applied Economics, 28, 799-805. DOI: 10.1080/000368496328236 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1995). Choosing the optimum mix of duration and effort in education. Economics of Education Review, 14, 253-263. DOI: 10.1016/0272-7757(95)00009-9 [details]
  • Groot, W. J. N., & Oosterbeek, H. (1995). The incidence and wage effects of incentive pay. (TI discussion paper; No. TI 95-83). Unknown Publisher. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1995). Innovative ways to finance education and their relation to lifelong learning. (Report to OECD). Parijs: OECD. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & van Praag, M. (1995). Firm-size wage differentials in the Netherlands. Small Business Economics, 7(3), 173-182. DOI: 10.1007/BF01135363 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Webbink, H. D. (1995). Enrolment in higher education in the Netherlands. De Economist, 143, 367-380. DOI: 10.1007/BF01434014 [details]
  • Groot, W. J. N., & Oosterbeek, H. (1995). Determinants and wage effects of participation in on- and off-the-job training. (TI Discussion paper; No. TI 95-122). Unknown Publisher. [details]
  • Daudey, K. M., & Oosterbeek, H. (1995). The feasibility of cost-effectiveness analysis of programmes for students-at-risk. (Report to Sardes). Utrecht: Sardes. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1995). Sociaal leenstelsel voor financiering van studie. Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 80(4006), 376-379. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1995). Sociaal-democratisch hoger onderwijs. Socialisme en Democratie, 52, 419-428. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & van Ophem, J. C. M. (1995). Human capital technology and schooling choices. (TI discussion paper; No. 95-90). Amsterdam: Tinbergen Instituut. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & van Praag, C. M. (1995). Firm-size wage differentials in the Netherlands. Small Business Economics, 7(3), 173-182. DOI: 10.1007/BF01135363 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1995). Commentaar bij onderwijsrendement: Methoden en data van A. Gelderblom. In OSA (Ed.), Rendement van opleiding en allocatie van arbeid, inleidingen op de conferentie (pp. 59-64). (OSA werkdocument; No. W133). Den Haag: OSA. [details]
  • Groot, W., & Oosterbeek, H. (1994). Earnings effects of different components of schooling: human capital versus screening. Review of Economics and Statistics, 76(2), 317-321. DOI: 10.2307/2109885 [details]
  • Groot, W., & Oosterbeek, H. (1994). Stochastic reservation and offer wages. Labour Economics, 1(3-4), 383-390. DOI: 10.1016/0927-5371(95)80029-W [details]
  • Groot, W., Hartog, J., & Oosterbeek, H. (1994). Costs and revenues of investment in enterprise-related schooling. Oxford Economic Papers, 46(4), 658-675. [details]
  • Groot, W., Hartog, J., & Oosterbeek, H. (1994). Returns to within company schooling of employees: The case of the Netherlands. In L. M. Lynch (Ed.), and the private sector: international comparisons Chicago University Press. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Groot, W. J. N. (1994). Earnings effects of different components of schooling: Human capital versus screening. Review of Economics and Statistics, 76(2), 317-321. DOI: 10.2307/2109885 [details]
  • Hartog, J., Groot, W. J. N., & Oosterbeek, H. (1994). Costs and revenues of investment in enterprise-related schooling. Oxford Economic Papers, 46(4), 658-675. [details]
  • Hartog, J., & Oosterbeek, H. (1993). Public and private sector wages in the Netherlands. European Economic Review, 37(1), 97-114. DOI: 10.1016/0014-2921(93)90072-I [details]
  • Hartog, J., & Oosterbeek, H. (1993). Public and private sector wages in the Netherlands. European Economic Review, 37(1), 97-114. DOI: 10.1016/0014-2921(93)90072-I [details]
  • Hartog, J., Oosterbeek, H., & Teulings, C. (1993). Age, wage and education in the Netherlands. In P. Johnson, & K. F. Zimmerman (Eds.), Labour markets in an aging Europe Cambridge University Press. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1993). Evidence on Screening: A Comment. Economics of Education Review, 12(1), 89-90. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1993). Evidence on screening: a comment. Economics of Education Review, 12(1), 88-90. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Groot, W. J. N. (1992). Optimal Investment in Human Capital under Uncertainty. Economics of Education Review, 11(1), 41-49. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1992). Study duration and earnings: A test in relation to the human capital versus screening debate. Economics Letters, 40(2), 223-228. DOI: 10.1016/0165-1765(92)90228-Q [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., Groot, W. J. N., & Mekkelholt, E. (1992). Further evidence on the wage curve. Economics Letters, 38(5), 355-359. DOI: 10.1016/0165-1765(92)90085-D [details]
  • Groot, W., & Oosterbeek, H. (1992). Optimal investments in human capital under uncertainty. Economics of Education Review, 11(1), 41-49. DOI: 10.1016/0272-7757(92)90020-4 [details]
  • Groot, W., Mekkelholt, E., & Oosterbeek, H. (1992). Further evidence on the wage curve. Economics Letters, 38(3), 355-359. DOI: 10.1016/0165-1765(92)90085-D [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., Groot, W., & Hartog, J. (1992). An empirical analysis of university choice and earnings. De Economist, 140(3), 293-309. DOI: 10.1007/BF01799322 [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1992). Study duration and earnings; a test in relation to the human capital screening debate. Economics Letters, 40(2), 223-228. DOI: 10.1016/0165-1765(92)90228-Q [details]
  • Maassen van den Brink, H., Groot, W. J. N., & Oosterbeek, H. (1991). An empirical analysis of the determinants of child care arrangements in The Netherlands. In Women at work: conference papers for the third EALE conference, Madrid. Vol. 3 Madrid. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1990). Education and Earnings in the Netherlands: An Empirical Analysis. Economics of Education Review, 34(7), 1375-1353. [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H. (1990). Education and earnings in the Netherlands: An empirical analysis. European Economic Review, 34(7), 1353-1375. DOI: 10.1016/0014-2921(90)90005-J [details]
  • Oosterbeek, H., & Hartog, J. (1988). Education, Allocation and Earnings in the Netherlands: Overschooling? Economics of Education Review, 7(2), 185-194. [details]
  • Hartog, J., & Oosterbeek, H. (1988). Education, allocation and earnings in the Netherlands: Overschooling? Economics of Education Review, 7(2), 185-194. DOI: 10.1016/0272-7757(88)90043-X [details]