Janneke Pieters

Wageningen University, the Netherlands, IZA, Germany

I am glad to be a contributor to IZA World of Labor. It is an excellent initiative to make scholarly expertise available to a broad audience. I hope it will serve as a starting point for further communication and collaboration between policymakers and academics

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Research interest

Labor markets in developing countries, inequality, gender, international trade

Past positions

Research Associate, IZA, Germany


PhD Economics, University of Groningen, 2011

Selected publications

  • “What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in urban India?” World Bank Economic Review, forthcoming (with S. Klasen).

  • “Formal sector subcontracting and informal sector employment in Indian manufacturing.” IZA Journal of Labor and Development, forthcoming (with A. Moreno-Monroy and A. Erumban).

  • “Education and household inequality change: A decomposition analysis for India.” Journal of Development Studies 47:12 (2011): 1909–1924.