Govert E. Bijwaard

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), the Netherlands, and IZA, Germany

I’m happy to be part of this innovative project and hope this helps to bring academics and policymakers together

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Researcher, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI)

Research interest

Migration dynamics, impact of early life experiences on health and mortality, and applications of duration analysis

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Senior Researcher SEOR (2001–2004), Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Researcher at NYFER (1998–2001), Breukelen, the Netherlands

Past positions

Postdoc at Erasmus University Rotterdam (2004–2008)


PhD, Free University of Amsterdam, 2001

Selected publications

  • “Do high-income or low-income immigrants leave faster?” Journal of Development Economics 108 (2014): 54–68 (with J. Wahba).

  • “The impact of labor market dynamics on the return-migration of immigrants.” Review of Economics & Statistics 96 (2014): 483-494 (with C. Schluter and J. Wahba).

  • “The impact of changes in the marital status on return-migration of family migrants.” Journal of Population Economics 27:4 (2014): 961–997 (with S. van Doeselaar).

  • “Immigrant migration dynamics model for the Netherlands.” Journal of Population Economics 23:4 (2010): 1213–1247.

  • “Correcting for selective compliance in a re-employment bonus experiment.” Journal of Econometrics 125 (2005): 77–111 (with G. Ridder).