Joop Hartog

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and IZA, Germany

I think it is important that economic policies are based on sound economic evidence. Academic research that has relevance for economic policy should be made accessible for policy makers and a general audience

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research interest

Education, wages, migration

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member Council of Economic Advisors, advising Dutch Parliament, 2006–2007

Past positions

Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam


PhD Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1981

Selected publications

  • "Mincer earnings functions for the Netherlands 1962–2012." De Economist 164:3 (2016): 235–253 (with S. Gerritsen).

  • "Entrepreneurship and financial incentives of return, risk, and skew." Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 40:2 (2016): 249–268 (with P. Berkhout and M. van Praag).

  • "Why do we ignore the risk in schooling decisions?" De Economist 163:2 (2015): 125–153 (with L. Diaz-Serrano).

  • "Ethnic heterogeneity at neighbourhood level in the Netherlands." In: Nijkamp, P., J. Poot, and J. Bakens (eds). The Economics of Cultural Diversity. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015; pp. 214–232 (with A. Zorlu).

  • "Starting wages respond to employer's risk." Scottish Journal of Political Economy 61:3 (2014): 229–260 (with P. Berkhout and H. van Ophem).