Alumna Monique de Haan appointed professor of Empirical Microeconomics at the University of Amsterdam
How does additional funding for schools influence children’s performances? How do educational policies on the organizational level affect long-term outcomes and results? Such questions demonstrate how insight in the existence and the extent of causal effects are of crucial importance for, among others, policy makers. This is of course not restricted to the educational domain: causal questions also deserve attention in the developing and implementing of policy measures of an economic nature, for instance policies with regards to the labor market and the distribution of income.
In her role as professor of Empirical Microeconomics at the University of Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute research master and PhD alumna (2008) Monique de Haan will address such questions on (direct and indirect) causal relations within the economics of education, labor and family by adopting a perspective of micro-econometric techniques and combining these insights with administrative and survey-based datasets.
Besides researching these topics, De Haan will supervise students writing their master theses and teach courses on both the Bachelor and the (Research) Master level at the Amsterdam School of Economics.
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