Wolter Hassink

Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor is an important outlet for the dissemination of recent labor research to policymakers and academic researchers

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Applied Econometrics, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Research interest

Econometrics, labor economics, health economics, housing markets

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis; Senior Policy Advisor to the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment

Past positions

Associate Professor of Economics, Utrecht University, the Netherlands (2006–2010); Researcher, CPB Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis, the Netherlands (1998–2001)


PhD Economics, VU University of Amsterdam, 1996

Selected publications

  • "Do financial bonuses reduce employee absenteeism? Evidence from a lottery." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 62:3 (2009): 327–342 (with P. Koning).

  • “Time-bound opportunity costs of informal care: Consequences for access to professional care, caregiver support, and labour supply estimates.” Social Science & Medicine 73:10 (2011): 1508–1516 (with B. van den Berg).

  • “Multiple glass ceilings.” Industrial Relations 51:4 (2012): 892–915 (with G. Russo).

  • “The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on firm entry and performance in Turkey.” The World Bank Economic Review 32:1 (2018): 19–40 (with Y.E. Agkündüz and M. van den Berg).

  • “Do firms with low disability risks opt out from public to private insurance? The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 8:1 (2018) (with P. Koning and W. Zwinkels).