Andries De Grip

Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and IZA, Germany

The relevance of informal learning at work is highly underestimated by both HR and public policy and needs more attention in economic research. I hope that HR professionals, policymakers, and academics will find World of Labor a useful tool to quickly learn the latest state of research in this field.

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Research interest

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 the Dutch Social Economic Council (SER)

Past positions

Director of ROA, Maastricht University, Associate Dean School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands


PhD Economics, Free University, Amsterdam, 1987

Selected publications

  • “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.