Olivier Marie

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded research fellow Olivier Marie, Endowed Professor of Labour at Economics at Erasmus School of Economics a Vidi grant for his project entitled: “The Non-Making of a Criminal”. The Vidi grant of up to 800,000 euros is awarded to researchers who, after obtaining their doctorate, have conducted research successfully for a number of years. This Vidi grant enables Olivier Marie to conduct his research, along with a team of junior researcher, for a period of five years.

Short summary of Olivier Marie’s research project

Crime has recently fallen significantly in the Netherlands with 25% less offences committed than a decade ago. The overall cost of crime to society has simultaneously increased making each offence committed ever more expensive and thus urgent to better understand this crime drop to further improve crime prevention efficiency. The main objectives of this project are twofold. First, advance scientific knowledge of the causes of crime. Second, propose novel efficient policy tools to prevent it. Crucially, it will seek to achieve both these goals while simultaneously developing the concept of a life-cycle approach as the norm in economics of crime research.

Read more about Olivier Marie on the website of the Erasmus School of Economics.