Hessel Oosterbeek and the Research Institute ‘Scholar’ at the University of Amsterdam

Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Regional Coverage: Benelux

Name: Prof. Hessel Oosterbeek, PhD
Postal Address: University of Amsterdam
Roeterstrsstraat 11, 1018 WB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Homepage: http://oosterbeek.economists.nl/
Regional Coverage: Benelux countries
Current position: Professor of Economics of Education at the University of Amsterdam
Area of Expertise Educational Finance


Hessel Oosterbeek is Professor of Economic of Education at the Department of Economics of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is affiliated to the group of researchers on Human Capital, one of 10 research programmes currently existing in the Amsterdam School of Economics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam, and he has been a visiting fellow at the Universities of Stanford, Cornell and Berkeley. Oosterbeek is a Member of the editorial board both of the Economics of Education Review and of Effective Education. He is a Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute, where he also coordinates the Labour programme, a Fellow of the CESifo Institute since 2003 and a Fellow of the Amsterdam Institute for International Development. He participated in the TSER project "Education and Training, Job Skill Needs of the Low Skilled" financed by the European Commission (1996 – 2000) and in the Research and Training Network (RTN) "Economics of Education and Educational Policy in Europe" joint with 6 European research centres led by CEPR (2004 - 2008).

Oosterbeek has written numerous articles and contributions to the economics of education, including publications in the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Labor Economics, the European Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Education Economics, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and several articles in the Economics of Education Review. His publications cover a wide range of topics in the economics of education, including demand for education, returns to education, effectiveness of educational interventions, determinants of work-related training, returns to work-related training and efficient provision of work-related training.

Many outstanding researchers like Joop Hartog, Professor of Microeconomics at the University of Amsterdam, and Erik Plug, Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam and Director of Graduate Studies of the Tinbergen Institute, are affiliated to the research programme on Human Capital of Amsterdam School of Economics and guarantee a fruitful working environment for our senior expert. In the network, Oosterbeek will cover the Netherlands and Luxembourg.