Hans Bloemen

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute, and Netspar, the Netherlands, and IZA, Germany

It is good to communicate the results of academic research to a wider audience, especially since many of these results are of societal relevance

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Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Research interest

Empirical job search models, labour supply and taxation, retirement decisions, economics of the family.

Past positions

Senior Researcher, CentER Applied Reseach, Tilburg; Visiting Professor, University of Cergy-Pontoise


PhD, CentER, Tilburg University, 1994

Selected publications

  • “Gradual retirement in the Netherlands: An analysis using administrative data.” Research on Aging 38 (2016): 202–233 (with S. Hochguertel and J. Zweerink).

  • “Market hours, household work, child care, and wage rates of partners: an empirical analysis.” Review of Economics of the Household 12 (2014): 51–81 (with E. Stancanelli).

  • “Job search requirements for older unemployed: Transitions to employment, early retirement and disability benefits.” European Economic Review 58 (2013): 31–57 (with S. Hochguertel and M. Lammers).

  • “The effect of private wealth on the retirement rate: An empirical analysis.” Economica 78 (2011): 637–655.

  • “An empirical model of collective household labour supply with nonparticipation.” Economic Journal 120:543 (2010): 183–214.