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Jan van Ours

Research Fellow

University
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research field
Empirical Microeconomics
Interests
Health, Labor

Key publications

List of publications

Picchio,M. and Suetens,S. and van Ours,J.C.. 2018. Labor Supply effects of winning a lottery. Economic Journal, 128, 1700--1729

Dixon,R. and Lim,G.C. and van Ours,J.C.. 2017. Revisiting the Okun relationship. Applied Economics, 49, 2749--2765

Palali,A. and van Ours,J.C.. 2017. Love conquers all but nicotine: spousal peer effects on the decision to quit smoking. Health Economics, 26, 1710--1727

van Ours,J.C. and Altangerel,K. 2017. U.S. Immigration Reform and the Migration Dynamics of Mexican Males. De Economist, 165, 463--485

van Ours,J.C. and Vollaard,B.A.. 2016. The engine immobiliser. Economic Journal, 126, 1264--1291

Besters,Lucas and van Ours,J.C. and van Tuijl,Martin. 2016. Effectiveness of in-season manager changes in English Premier League Football. De Economist, 164, 335--356

Knoef,M.G. and van Ours,J.C.. 2016. How to stimulate single mothers on welfare to find a job. Journal of Population Economics, 29, 1025--1061

Picchio,Matteo and van Ours,J.C.. 2016. Gender and the effect of working hours on firm-sponsored training. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 125, 192--211

van Ours,J.C. and van Tuijl,Martin. 2016. In-season head-coach dismissals and the performance of professional football teams. Economic Inquiry, 54, 591--604

Williams,Jenny and van Ours,J.C. and Grossman,M.. 2016. Attitudes to legalizing cannabis use. Health Economics, 25, 1201--1216

Yao,Yuxin and Ohinata,Asako and van Ours,J.C.. 2016. The educational consequences of language proficiency for young children. Economics of Education Review, 54, 1--15

Palali,A. and van Ours,J.C.. 2015. Distance to cannabis-shops and age of onset of cannabis use. Health Economics, 24, 1483--1501

van Ours,J.C. and Williams,J.. 2015. Cannabis use and its effects on health, education and labor market success. Journal of Economic Surveys, 29, 993--1010

Abbring,J.H. and Bronnenberg,B.J.J.A.M. and Gautier,P.A. and van Ours,J.C.. 2014. Dutch economists top 40. De Economist, 162, 107--114

Gielen,A.C. and van Ours,J.C.. 2014. Unhappiness and job finding. Economica, 81, 544--565

Hullegie,P.G.J. and van Ours,J.C.. 2014. Seek and ye shall find. De Economist, 162, 377--395

Kalb,G. and van Ours,J.C.. 2014. Reading to young children. Economics of Education Review, 40, 1--24

Tatsiramos,K. and van Ours,J.C.. 2014. Labor market effects of unemployment insurance design. Journal of Economic Surveys, 28, 284--311

Arni,P. and Lalive,R. and van Ours,J.C.. 2013. How effective are unemployment benefit sanctions? Looking beyond unemployment exit. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28, 1153--1178

Ohinata,A. and van Ours,J.C.. 2013. How immigrant children affect the academic achievement of native Dutch children. Economic Journal, 123, F308--F331

van der Klaauw,B. and van Ours,J.C.. 2013. Carrot and stick. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28, 275--296

Boone,J. and van Ours,J.C. and van der Wiel,H.P.. 2013. When is the price cost margin a safe way to measure changes in competition?. De Economist, 161, 45--67

Booth,A.L. and van Ours,J.C.. 2013. Part-time jobs. Journal of Population Economics, 26, 263--283

Cerveny,J. and van Ours,J.C.. 2013. Unemployment of non-western immigrants in the Great Recession. De Economist, 161, 463--480

Picchio,M. and van Ours,J.C.. 2013. Retaining through training even for older workers. Economics of Education Review, 32, 29--48

van Ours,J.C. and Williams,J. and Fergusson,D. and Horwood,LJ. 2013. Cannabis use and suicidal ideation. Journal of Health Economics, 32, 524--537

Boone,J. and van Ours,J.C.. 2012. Why is there a spike in the job finding rate at benefit exhaustion?. De Economist, 160, 413--438

van Ours,J.C. and Williams,J.. 2012. The effect of cannabis use on physical and mental health. Journal of Health Economics, 31, 564--577

van Ours,J.C. and Williams,J.. 2011. Cannabis use and mental health problems. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 26, 1137--1156

van Ours,J.C. and Vollaard,B.A.. 2011. Does regulation of built-in security reduce crime? Evidence from a natural experiment. Economic Journal, 121, 485--504

Boone,J. and van Ours,J.C. and Wuellrich,J.P. and Zweimyller,J.. 2011. Recessions are bad for workplace safety. Journal of Health Economics, 30, 764--773

Lalive,R. and van Ours,J.C. and Zweimyller,J.. 2011. Equilibrium unemployment and the duration of unemployment benefits. Journal of Population Economics, 24, 1385--1409

Picchio,M. and van Ours,J.C.. 2011. Market imperfections and firm-sponsored training. Labour Economics, 18, 712--722

van Ours,J.C. and Stoeldraijer,L.. 2011. Age, wage and productivity in Dutch manufacturing. De Economist, 159, 113--137

van Ours,J.C. and Reyes,G. and Vodopivec,M.. 2011. Incentive effects of unemployment insurance savings accounts. Labour Economics, 18, 798--809

Gielen,A.C. and Kerkhofs,M.J.M. and van Ours,J.C.. 2010. How performance related pay affects productivity and employment. Journal of Population Economics, 23, 291--301

Gielen,A.C. and van Ours,J.C.. 2010. Layoffs, quits and wage negotiations. Economics Letters, 109, 108--111

Santos Raposo,P.M. and van Ours,J.C.. 2010. How a reduction of standard working hours affects unemployment dynamics. De Economist, 158, 193--207

Santos Raposo,P.M. and van Ours,J.C.. 2010. How working time reduction affects jobs and wages. Economics Letters, 106, 61--63

van Ours,J.C. and Tuit,S.. 2010. How changes in unemployment benefit duration affect the inflow into unemployment. Economics Letters, 109, 105--107

van Ours,J.C. and Veenman,J.M.C.. 2010. How interethnic marriages affect the educational attainment of children. Labour Economics, 17, 111--117

Boone,J. and Sadrieh,A. and van Ours,J.C.. 2009. Experiments on unemployment benefit sanctions and job search behavior. European Economic Review, 53, 937--951

Boone,J. and van Ours,J.C.. 2009. Bringing unemployed back to work. De Economist, 157, 293--313

Booth,A.L. and van Ours,J.C.. 2009. Hours of work and gender identity. Economica, 76, 176--196

van Ours,J.C. and Williams,J.. 2009. Why parents worry. Journal of Health Economics, 28, 132--142

van Ours,J.C.. 2009. Will you still need me when I'm 64?. De Economist, 157, 441--460

Booth,A.L. and van Ours,J.C.. 2008. Job satisfaction and family hapiness. Economic Journal, 118, F77--F99

Graversen,B.K. and van Ours,J.C.. 2008. How to help unemployed find jobs quickly. Journal of Public Economics, 92, 2020--2035

Lalive,R. and van Ours,J.C. and Zweimyller,J.. 2008. The impact of active labor market programs on the duration of unemployment in Switzerland. Economic Journal, 118, 235--257

van Ours,J.C. and Vodopivec,M.. 2008. Does reducing unemployment insurance generosity reduce job match quality?. Journal of Public Economics, 92, 684--695

Graversen,B.K. and van Ours,J.C.. 2008. Activating unemployed workers works. Economics Letters, 100, 308--310

Boone,J. and Fredriksson,P. and Holmlund,B. and van Ours,J.C.. 2007. Optimal unemployment insurance with monitoring and sanctions. Economic Journal, 117, 399--421

Belot,M.V.K. and Boone,J. and van Ours,J.C.. 2007. Welfare improving employment protection. Economica, 74, 381--396

Ginsburgh,V. and van Ours,J.C.. 2007. How to organize a sequential auction. Oxford Economic Papers, 59, 1--15

van Ours,J.C. and Williams,J.. 2007. Cannabis prices and dynamics of cannabis use. Journal of Health Economics, 26, 578--596

van Ours,J.C. and Vermeulen,F.M.P.. 2007. Ranking Dutch economists. De Economist, 155, 469--487

van Ours,J.C.. 2007. The effect of cannabis use on wages of prime males. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 69, 619--634

Lalive,R. and van Ours,J.C. and Zweimyller,J.. 2006. How changes in financial incentives affect the duration of unemployment. Review of Economic Studies, 73, 1009--1038

van Ours,J.C.. 2006. Cannabis, cocaine and jobs. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 21, 897--917

van Ours,J.C. and Vodopivec,M.. 2006. How shortening the potential duration of unemployment benefits affects the duration of unemployment. Journal of Labor Economics, 24, 351--378

Albrecht,J.W. and van Ours,J.C.. 2006. Using employer hiring behavior to test the educational signaling hypothesis. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 108, 361--372

Boone,J. and van Ours,J.C.. 2006. Are recessions good for workplace safety?. Journal of Health Economics, 25, 1069--1093

Boone,J. and van Ours,J.C.. 2006. Modeling financial incentives to get unemployed back to work. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 162, 227--252

Gielen,A. C. and van Ours,J.C.. 2006. Age-specific cyclical effects in job reallocation and labor mobility. Labour Economics, 13, 493--504

van Ours,J.C. and Veenman,J.. 2006. Age at Immigration and Educational Attainment of Young Immigrants. Economics Letters, 90, 310--316

van Ours,J.C.. 2006. Dynamics in the use of drugs. Health Economics, 15, 1283--1294

van Ours,J.C. and Pudney,S.. 2006. On the economics of illicit drugs. De Economist, 154, 483--490

Veenman,J.M.C. and van Ours,J.C.. 2006. Age at immigration and educational attainment of immigrants. Economics Letters, 90, 310--316

Abbring,J.H. and van den Berg,G. and van Ours,J.C.. 2005. The effect of unemployment insurance sanctions on the transition rate from unemployment to employment. Economic Journal, 115, 602--630

Lalive,R. and van Ours,J.C. and Zweimyller,J.. 2005. The effects of benefit sanctions on the duration of unemployment. Journal of the European Economic Association, 3, 1386--1417

van Lomwel,AGC and van Ours,J.C.. 2005. On the employment effects of part-time labor. De Economist, 153, 451--460

van den Berg, G.J. and van der Klaauw, B. and van Ours, J.C.. 2004. Punitive sanctions and the transition rate from welfare to work. Journal of Labor Economics, 22, 211--241, 0734-306X

Belot,M.V.K. and van Ours,J.C.. 2004. Does the recent success of some OECD countries in lowering their unemployment rates lie in the clever design of their labor market reforms?. Oxford Economic Papers, 56, 621--642

van Ours,J.C.. 2004. A pint a day raises a man's pay, but smoking blows that gain away. Journal of Health Economics, 23, 863--886

van Ours,J.C. and Veenman,J.. 2004. From parent to child; early labor market experiences of second-generation immigration in the Netherlands. De Economist, 152, 473--490

van Ours,J.C.. 2004. The locking-in effect of subsidized jobs. Journal of Comparative Economics, 32, 37--52

Veenman,J.M.C. and van Ours,J.C.. 2004. From parent to child; early labor market experiences of second-generation immigrants in the Netherlands. De Economist, 152, 473--490

Ginsburgh,V. and van Ours,J.C.. 2003. Expert opinion and compensation. American Economic Review, 93, 289--296

van der Klaauw,B. and van Ours,J.C.. 2003. From welfare to work. Journal of Public Economics, 87, 957--985

van Ours,J.C.. 2003. Is cannabis a stepping stone for cocaine?. Journal of Health Economics, 22, 539--554

van Ours,J.C. and Veenman,J.. 2003. The educational attainment of second-generation immigrants in the Netherlands. Journal of Population Economics, 16, 739--753

Gautier,P.A. and van den Berg,G.J. and van Ours,J.C. and Ridder,G.. 2002. Worker turnover at the firm level crowding: out of lower educated workers. European Economic Review, 46, 523--538

van Ours,J.C.. 2002. Comment on 'Can training and employment subsidies combat European unemployment?'. Economic Policy, 35, 443--445

van Ours,J.C.. 2002. Comment on 'Unions and labour market institutions in Europe'. Economic Policy, 35, 403--404

van den Berg,G. and Holm,A. and van Ours,J.C.. 2002. Do stepping stone jobs exist? Early career paths in the medical profession. Journal of Population Economics, 15, 647--665

van Luijk,E.W. and van Ours,J.C.. 2002. Drug use and drug policy. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 158, 576--593

van Luijk,E.W. and van Ours,J.C.. 2002. The effects of governmental policy on drug use reconsidered. The Journal of Economic History, 62, 1122--1125

van den Berg,G. and van Ours,J.C. and Pradhan,M.P.. 2001. The declining price anomaly in Dutch rose auctions. American Economic Review, 91, 1055--1062

van Ours,J.C. and van Luijk,E.W.. 2001. The effect of government policy on drug use; Java 1875-1904. The Journal of Economic History, 61, 1--18

van Ours,J.C.. 2000. Comment on. Economic Policy, 30, 128--129

van Ours,J.C.. 2000. Comment on 'Venture capital in Europe and the financing of innovative companies'. Economic Policy, 34, 263--266

Lubyova,M. and van Ours,J.C.. 1999. Unemployment durations of job losers in a labour market in transition. Economics of Transition, 7, 665--686

van Ours,J.C. and van den Berg,G.. 1999. Duration dependence and heterogeneity in French youth unemployment rates. Journal of Population Economics, 12, 273--285

van Ours,J.C. and Lubyova,M.. 1999. Effects of active labour market programmes on the transition rate from unemployment into regular jobs in the Slovak Republic. Journal of Comparative Economics, 27, 90--112

van Ours,J.C.. 1999. The cyclical behavior of holdout durations. Economics Letters, 62, 365--370

van Ours,J.C. and van den Berg,G.. 1998. On the detection of state dependence using aggregate outflow data; Comments on previous studies. Economic Journal, 108, 1422--1430

Lubyova,M. and van Ours,J.C.. 1997. Unemployment dynamics in Eastern Europe; The case of Slovakia. European Economic Review, 41, 925--934

Hassink,R. and van Ours,J.C. and Ridder,G.. 1997. Dismissal through disability. De Economist, 145, 29--46

van den Berg,G. and van Ours,J.C.. 1996. Unemployment dynamics and duration dependence. Journal of Labor Economics, 14, 100--125

van Ours,J.C. and van den Berg,J.. 1996. Unemployment dynamics and duration depence. Journal of Labor Economics, 14, 100--125

van Ours,J.C. and v.d. Wijngaert,R.F. 1996. Holdouts and bargaining in the Netherlands. Economics Letters, 53, 83--88

van Ours,J.C. and v.d. Wijngaert,R.F. 1996. Holdouts and wage negotiations in the Netherlands. Economics Letters, 53, 83--88

van Ours,J.C. and Ridder,G.. 1995. Job matching and job competition. European Economic Review, 39, 1717--1731

van Ours,J.C. and Ridder,G.. 1995. Job matching and job competition: are lower educated workers at the back of job queues?. European Economic Review, 39, 1717--1731

van Ours,J.C.. 1995. The price elasticity of hard drugs; The case of opium in the Dutch East Indies (1923-1938). The Journal of Political Economy, 103, 261--279

van Ours,J.C.. 1995. An empirical note on employed and unemployed job search. Economics Letters, 49, 447--452

van Ours,J.C. and van den Berg,G.J.. 1994. Unemployment Dynamics and Duration Dependence in France, the Netherlands and the UK. Economic Journal, 104, 432--443

van Ours,J.C. and Lindeboom,M. and Renes,G.. 1994. Matching employers and workers. Oxford Economic Papers, 46, 45--67

van Ours,J.C. and Gorter,C.. 1994. Matching unemployment and vacancies in regional labour markets; An empirical analysis for the Netherlands. Papers in Regional Science, 73, 153--167

van Ours,J.C. and Abbring,J.H.. 1994. Selling news and advertising space: Economics of Dutch newspapers. De Economist, 142, 170--151

van Ours,J.C. and Abbring,J.H.. 1994. Sequential or nonsequential employers' search?. Economics Letters, 44, 323--328

van Ours,J.C. and Ridder,G.. 1993. Vacancy durations. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 55, 187--198

van Ours,J.C. and Bastianen,D. and den Butter,F.A.G.. 1993. Welfare losses due to low employment rates. Applied Economics, 25, 427--438

van Ours,J.C. and Ridder,G.. 1992. Vacancies and recruitment of new employees. Journal of Labor Economics, 10, 138--155

van Ours,J.C.. 1992. Duration dependency and unobserved heterogeneity in unemployment time series. Economics Letters, 38, 199--206

van Ours,J.C.. 1992. Opmerkingen en aantekeningen. De Economist, 140, 253--270

van Ours,J.C. and van der Tak,C.M.. 1992. Sectoral shifts, unemployment and vacancies; An empirical analysis for the Netherlands. Economics Letters, 39, 111--116

van Ours,J.C.. 1992. Union growth in the Netherlands; 1961-1989. Applied Economics, 24, 1059--1066

van Ours,J.C. and Ridder,G.. 1991. Cyclical variation in vacancy durations and vacancy flows. European Economic Review, 35, 1143--1155

van Ours,J.C. and Ridder,G.. 1991. Job requirements and recruitment of new employees. Economics Letters, 36, 213--218

van Ours,J.C.. 1991. Self-service activities and informal or informal market services. Applied Economics, 22, 505--516

van Ours,J.C.. 1991. The efficiency of the Dutch labour market in matching unemployment and vacancies. De Economist, 139, 358--378

van Ours,J.C.. 1989. Durations of Dutch job vacancies. De Economist, 137, 309--327