Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics and Director of the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Human capital development and depreciation, relations between ageing and retirement, worker-job mismatch, atypical employment, and firms' human resource management
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Member of the Labour Market and Education Committee of Dutch Social Economic Council (SER); Member of the Strategic Advisory Committee of the Dutch foundationTechniekTalent.nu
Head of Research Training and Work, ROA, Maastricht University
PhD Economics, Free University, Amsterdam, 1987
“The impact of negatively reciprocal inclinations on worker behaviour. Evidence from a retrenchment of pension Rights.” Management Science (forthcoming) (with R. Montizaan, F. Cörvers, and T. Dohmen).
“Is part-time employment beneficial for firm productivity?” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 66:5 (2013): 1172–1191 (with A. Künn-Nelen and D. Fouarge).
“The effects of training on own and co-worker productivity: Evidence from a field experiment.” The Economic Journal 122:560 (2012): 376–399 (with J. Sauermann).
“Shattered dreams: The effects of changing the pension system late in the game.” The Economic Journal 122:559 (2012): 1–25 (with M. Lindeboom and R. Montizaan).
“The economics of skills obsolescence: A review.” In: A. de Grip, J. van Loo, and K. Mayhew (eds). The Economics of Skills Obsolescence, Research in Labor Economics: 21. Amsterdam/Boston: JAI Press, 2002; pp. 1–26.
The importance of informal learning at work
On-the-job learning is more important for workers’ human capital development than formal trainingAndries De Grip, June 2015Although early human capital theory recognized the relevance of workers’ experience, its focus was on education and formal training. Recent studies find that much of the performance of newly hired workers is driven by learning by doing or learning from peers or supervisors in the workplace. Descriptive data show that workers learn a lot from the various tasks they perform on the job. Informal learning at work seems to be relevant for all age groups, although it drives more of the performance of younger workers. Informal learning is far more important for workers’ human capital development than formal training courses.MoreLess