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Jan van Ours

Research Fellow

University
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research field
Empirical Microeconomics
Interests
Health, Labor

Key publications

List of publications

Besters, L., van Ours, J.C. and van Tuijl, M.A. (2019). How outcome uncertainty, loss aversion and team quality affect stadium attendance in Dutch professional football Journal of Economic Psychology, 72:117--127.

Cerveny, J. and van Ours, J.C. (2019). Cannabis prices on the dark web European Economic Review, 120:.

Moschion, Julie and van Ours, J.C. (2019). Do childhood Experiences of Parental Separation Lead to Homelessness? European Economic Review, 111(1):211--236.

Palali, A. and van Ours, J.C. (2019). The impact of tobacco control policies on smoking initiation in eleven European countries The European Journal Of Health Economics, :.

van Ours, J.C. (2019). A Note on Artificial Pitches and Home Advantage in Dutch Professional Football De Economist, 167(1):89--103.

Yao, Y and van Ours, J.C. (2019). Dialect speech and wages Economics Letters, 177:35--38.

Yao, Y and van Ours, J.C. (2019). Daily dialect-speaking and wages among native Dutch speakers Empirica, :.

Picchio, M., Suetens, S. and van Ours, J.C. (2018). Labor Supply effects of winning a lottery Economic Journal, 128(611):1700--1729.

Altangerel, K and van Ours, J.C. (2017). U.S. Immigration Reform and the Migration Dynamics of Mexican Males De Economist, 165(4):463--485.

Dixon, R., Lim, G.C. and van Ours, J.C. (2017). Revisiting the Okun relationship Applied Economics, 49(28):2749--2765.

Palali, A. and van Ours, J.C. (2017). Love conquers all but nicotine: spousal peer effects on the decision to quit smoking Health Economics, 26(12):1710--1727.

Besters, Lucas, van Ours, J.C. and van Tuijl, Martin (2016). Effectiveness of in-season manager changes in English Premier League Football De Economist, 164(3):335--356.

Knoef, M.G. and van Ours, J.C. (2016). How to stimulate single mothers on welfare to find a job Journal of Population Economics, 29(4):1025--1061.

Picchio, Matteo and van Ours, J.C. (2016). Gender and the effect of working hours on firm-sponsored training Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 125:192--211.

van Ours, J.C. and van Tuijl, Martin (2016). In-season head-coach dismissals and the performance of professional football teams Economic Inquiry, 54(1):591--604.

van Ours, J.C. and Vollaard, B.A. (2016). The engine immobiliser Economic Journal, 126(593):1264--1291.

Williams, Jenny, van Ours, J.C. and Grossman, M. (2016). Attitudes to legalizing cannabis use Health Economics, 25(9):1201--1216.

Yao, Yuxin, Ohinata, Asako and van Ours, J.C. (2016). The educational consequences of language proficiency for young children Economics of Education Review, 54:1--15.

Palali, A. and van Ours, J.C. (2015). Distance to cannabis-shops and age of onset of cannabis use Health Economics, 24(11):1483--1501.

van Ours, J.C. and Williams, J. (2015). Cannabis use and its effects on health, education and labor market success Journal of Economic Surveys, 29(5):993--1010.

Abbring, J.H., Bronnenberg, B.J.J.A.M., Gautier, P.A. and van Ours, J.C. (2014). Dutch economists top 40 De Economist, 162(2):107--114.

Gielen, A.C. and van Ours, J.C. (2014). Unhappiness and job finding Economica, 81(323):544--565.

Hullegie, P.G.J. and van Ours, J.C. (2014). Seek and ye shall find De Economist, 162(4):377--395.

Kalb, G. and van Ours, J.C. (2014). Reading to young children Economics of Education Review, 40:1--24.

Tatsiramos, K. and van Ours, J.C. (2014). Labor market effects of unemployment insurance design Journal of Economic Surveys, 28(2):284--311.

Arni, P., Lalive, R. and van Ours, J.C. (2013). How effective are unemployment benefit sanctions? Looking beyond unemployment exit Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28(7):1153--1178.

Boone, J., van Ours, J.C. and van der Wiel, H.P. (2013). When is the price cost margin a safe way to measure changes in competition? De Economist, 161(1):45--67.

Booth, A.L. and van Ours, J.C. (2013). Part-time jobs Journal of Population Economics, 26(1):263--283.

Cerven�, J. and van Ours, J.C. (2013). Unemployment of non-western immigrants in the Great Recession De Economist, 161(4):463--480.

Ohinata, A. and van Ours, J.C. (2013). How immigrant children affect the academic achievement of native Dutch children Economic Journal, 123(570):F308--F331.

Picchio, M. and van Ours, J.C. (2013). Retaining through training even for older workers Economics of Education Review, 32(1):29--48.

van der Klaauw, B. and van Ours, J.C. (2013). Carrot and stick Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28(2):275--296.

van Ours, J.C., Williams, J., Fergusson, D. and Horwood, LJ (2013). Cannabis use and suicidal ideation Journal of Health Economics, 32(3):524--537.

Boone, J. and van Ours, J.C. (2012). Why is there a spike in the job finding rate at benefit exhaustion? De Economist, 160(4):413--438.

van Ours, J.C. and Williams, J. (2012). The effect of cannabis use on physical and mental health Journal of Health Economics, 31(4):564--577.

Boone, J., van Ours, J.C., Wuellrich, J.P. and Zweim�ller, J. (2011). Recessions are bad for workplace safety Journal of Health Economics, 30(4):764--773.

Lalive, R., van Ours, J.C. and Zweim�ller, J. (2011). Equilibrium unemployment and the duration of unemployment benefits Journal of Population Economics, 24(4):1385--1409.

Picchio, M. and van Ours, J.C. (2011). Market imperfections and firm-sponsored training Labour Economics, 18(5):712--722.

van Ours, J.C. and Stoeldraijer, L. (2011). Age, wage and productivity in Dutch manufacturing De Economist, 159(2):113--137.

van Ours, J.C. and Williams, J. (2011). Cannabis use and mental health problems Journal of Applied Econometrics, 26(7):1137--1156.

van Ours, J.C. and Vollaard, B.A. (2011). Does regulation of built-in security reduce crime? Evidence from a natural experiment Economic Journal, 121(552):485--504.

van Ours, J.C., Reyes, G. and Vodopivec, M. (2011). Incentive effects of unemployment insurance savings accounts Labour Economics, 18(6):798--809.

Gielen, A.C., Kerkhofs, M.J.M. and van Ours, J.C. (2010). How performance related pay affects productivity and employment Journal of Population Economics, 23(1):291--301.

Gielen, A.C. and van Ours, J.C. (2010). Layoffs, quits and wage negotiations Economics Letters, 109(2):108--111.

Santos Raposo, P.M. and van Ours, J.C. (2010). How a reduction of standard working hours affects unemployment dynamics De Economist, 158(2):193--207.

Santos Raposo, P.M. and van Ours, J.C. (2010). How working time reduction affects jobs and wages Economics Letters, 106(1):61--63.

van Ours, J.C. and Tuit, S. (2010). How changes in unemployment benefit duration affect the inflow into unemployment Economics Letters, 109(2):105--107.

van Ours, J.C. and Veenman, J.M.C. (2010). How interethnic marriages affect the educational attainment of children Labour Economics, 17(1):111--117.

Boone, J. and van Ours, J.C. (2009). Bringing unemployed back to work De Economist, 157(3):293--313.

Boone, J., Sadrieh, A. and van Ours, J.C. (2009). Experiments on unemployment benefit sanctions and job search behavior European Economic Review, 53(8):937--951.

Booth, A.L. and van Ours, J.C. (2009). Hours of work and gender identity Economica, 76(301):176--196.

van Ours, J.C. and Williams, J. (2009). Why parents worry Journal of Health Economics, 28(1):132--142.

van Ours, J.C. (2009). Will you still need me when I'm 64? De Economist, 157(4):441--460.

Booth, A.L. and van Ours, J.C. (2008). Job satisfaction and family hapiness Economic Journal, 118(526):F77--F99.

Graversen, B.K. and van Ours, J.C. (2008). Activating unemployed workers works Economics Letters, 100(2):308--310.

Graversen, B.K. and van Ours, J.C. (2008). How to help unemployed find jobs quickly Journal of Public Economics, 92(10-11):2020--2035.

Lalive, R., van Ours, J.C. and Zweim�ller, J. (2008). The impact of active labor market programs on the duration of unemployment in Switzerland Economic Journal, 118(525):235--257.

van Ours, J.C. and Vodopivec, M. (2008). Does reducing unemployment insurance generosity reduce job match quality? Journal of Public Economics, 92(3-4):684--695.

Belot, M.V.K., Boone, J. and van Ours, J.C. (2007). Welfare improving employment protection Economica, 74:381--396.

Boone, J., Fredriksson, P., Holmlund, B. and van Ours, J.C. (2007). Optimal unemployment insurance with monitoring and sanctions Economic Journal, 117:399--421.

Ginsburgh, V. and van Ours, J.C. (2007). How to organize a sequential auction Oxford Economic Papers, 59:1--15.

van Ours, J.C. and Williams, J. (2007). Cannabis prices and dynamics of cannabis use Journal of Health Economics, 26:578--596.

van Ours, J.C. and Vermeulen, F.M.P. (2007). Ranking Dutch economists De Economist, 155(4):469--487.

van Ours, J.C. (2007). The effect of cannabis use on wages of prime males Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 69:619--634.

Albrecht, J.W. and van Ours, J.C. (2006). Using employer hiring behavior to test the educational signaling hypothesis The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 108(3):361--372.

Boone, J. and van Ours, J.C. (2006). Are recessions good for workplace safety? Journal of Health Economics, 25(6):1069--1093.

Boone, J. and van Ours, J.C. (2006). Modeling financial incentives to get unemployed back to work Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 162(2):227--252.

Gielen, A. C. and van Ours, J.C. (2006). Age-specific cyclical effects in job reallocation and labor mobility Labour Economics, 13(4):493--504.

Lalive, R., van Ours, J.C. and Zweim�ller, J. (2006). How changes in financial incentives affect the duration of unemployment Review of Economic Studies, 73(4):1009--1038.

van Ours, J.C. and Veenman, J. (2006). Age at Immigration and Educational Attainment of Young Immigrants Economics Letters, 90(3):310--316.

van Ours, J.C. (2006). Cannabis, cocaine and jobs Journal of Applied Econometrics, 21(7):897--917.

van Ours, J.C. (2006). Dynamics in the use of drugs Health Economics, 15(12):1283--1294.

van Ours, J.C. and Vodopivec, M. (2006). How shortening the potential duration of unemployment benefits affects the duration of unemployment Journal of Labor Economics, 24(2):351--378.

van Ours, J.C. and Pudney, S. (2006). On the economics of illicit drugs De Economist, 154(4):483--490.

Veenman, J.M.C. and van Ours, J.C. (2006). Age at immigration and educational attainment of immigrants Economics Letters, 90(3):310--316.

Abbring, J.H., van den Berg, G. and van Ours, J.C. (2005). The effect of unemployment insurance sanctions on the transition rate from unemployment to employment Economic Journal, 115(505):602--630.

Lalive, R., van Ours, J.C. and Zweim�ller, J. (2005). The effects of benefit sanctions on the duration of unemployment Journal of the European Economic Association, 3(6):1386--1417.

van Lomwel, AGC and van Ours, J.C. (2005). On the employment effects of part-time labor De Economist, 153(4):451--460.

van den Berg, G.J., van der Klaauw, B. and van Ours, J.C. (2004). Punitive sanctions and the transition rate from welfare to work Journal of Labor Economics, 22:211--241.

Belot, M.V.K. and van Ours, J.C. (2004). Does the recent success of some OECD countries in lowering their unemployment rates lie in the clever design of their labor market reforms? Oxford Economic Papers, 56(4):621--642.

van Ours, J.C. (2004). A pint a day raises a man's pay, but smoking blows that gain away Journal of Health Economics, 23(5):863--886.

van Ours, J.C. and Veenman, J. (2004). From parent to child; early labor market experiences of second-generation immigration in the Netherlands De Economist, 152(4):473--490.

van Ours, J.C. (2004). The locking-in effect of subsidized jobs Journal of Comparative Economics, 32(1):37--52.

Veenman, J.M.C. and van Ours, J.C. (2004). From parent to child; early labor market experiences of second-generation immigrants in the Netherlands De Economist, 152(4):473--490.

Ginsburgh, V. and van Ours, J.C. (2003). Expert opinion and compensation American Economic Review, 93(1):289--296.

van der Klaauw, B. and van Ours, J.C. (2003). From welfare to work Journal of Public Economics, 87(5-6):957--985.

van Ours, J.C. (2003). Is cannabis a stepping stone for cocaine? Journal of Health Economics, 22(4):539--554.

van Ours, J.C. and Veenman, J. (2003). The educational attainment of second-generation immigrants in the Netherlands Journal of Population Economics, 16(4):739--753.

Gautier, P.A., van den Berg, G.J., van Ours, J.C. and Ridder, G. (2002). Worker turnover at the firm level crowding: out of lower educated workers European Economic Review, 46(3):523--538.

van den Berg, G., Holm, A. and van Ours, J.C. (2002). Do stepping stone jobs exist? Early career paths in the medical profession Journal of Population Economics, 15(4):647--665.

van Luijk, E.W. and van Ours, J.C. (2002). Drug use and drug policy Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 158(4):576--593.

van Luijk, E.W. and van Ours, J.C. (2002). The effects of governmental policy on drug use reconsidered The Journal of Economic History, 62(4):1122--1125.

van Ours, J.C. (2002). Comment on 'Can training and employment subsidies combat European unemployment?' Economic Policy, 35:443--445.

van Ours, J.C. (2002). Comment on 'Unions and labour market institutions in Europe' Economic Policy, 35:403--404.

van den Berg, G., van Ours, J.C. and Pradhan, M.P. (2001). The declining price anomaly in Dutch rose auctions American Economic Review, 91(4):1055--1062.

van Ours, J.C. and van Luijk, E.W. (2001). The effect of government policy on drug use; Java 1875-1904 The Journal of Economic History, 61(1):1--18.

van Ours, J.C. (2000). Comment on Economic Policy, 30:128--129.

van Ours, J.C. (2000). Comment on 'Venture capital in Europe and the financing of innovative companies' Economic Policy, 34:263--266.

Lubyova, M. and van Ours, J.C. (1999). Unemployment durations of job losers in a labour market in transition Economics of Transition, 7(3):665--686.

van Ours, J.C. and van den Berg, G. (1999). Duration dependence and heterogeneity in French youth unemployment rates Journal of Population Economics, 12(2):273--285.

van Ours, J.C. and Lubyova, M. (1999). Effects of active labour market programmes on the transition rate from unemployment into regular jobs in the Slovak Republic Journal of Comparative Economics, 27(1):90--112.

van Ours, J.C. (1999). The cyclical behavior of holdout durations Economics Letters, 62(3):365--370.

van Ours, J.C. and van den Berg, G. (1998). On the detection of state dependence using aggregate outflow data; Comments on previous studies Economic Journal, 108(450):1422--1430.

Hassink, R., van Ours, J.C. and Ridder, G. (1997). Dismissal through disability De Economist, 145(1):29--46.

Lubyova, M. and van Ours, J.C. (1997). Unemployment dynamics in Eastern Europe; The case of Slovakia European Economic Review, 41(3-5):925--934.

van den Berg, G. and van Ours, J.C. (1996). Unemployment dynamics and duration dependence Journal of Labor Economics, 14:100--125.

van Ours, J.C. and v.d. Wijngaert, R.F (1996). Holdouts and bargaining in the Netherlands Economics Letters, 53:83--88.

van Ours, J.C. and v.d. Wijngaert, R.F (1996). Holdouts and wage negotiations in the Netherlands Economics Letters, 53(1):83--88.

van Ours, J.C. and van den Berg, J. (1996). Unemployment dynamics and duration depence Journal of Labor Economics, 14:100--125.

van Ours, J.C. (1995). An empirical note on employed and unemployed job search Economics Letters, 49:447--452.

van Ours, J.C. and Ridder, G. (1995). Job matching and job competition European Economic Review, 39(9):1717--1731.

van Ours, J.C. and Ridder, G. (1995). Job matching and job competition: are lower educated workers at the back of job queues? European Economic Review, 39:1717--1731.

van Ours, J.C. (1995). The price elasticity of hard drugs; The case of opium in the Dutch East Indies (1923-1938) The Journal of Political Economy, 103(2):261--279.

Lindeboom, M., Ours, J. and Renes, G. (1994). Matching Employers and Workers: an empirical analysis on the effectiveness of search Oxford Economic Papers, 46:45--67.

van Ours, J.C., Lindeboom, M. and Renes, G. (1994). Matching employers and workers Oxford Economic Papers, 46(1):45--67.

van Ours, J.C. and Gorter, C. (1994). Matching unemployment and vacancies in regional labour markets; An empirical analysis for the Netherlands Papers in Regional Science, 73(2):153--167.

van Ours, J.C. and Abbring, J.H. (1994). Selling news and advertising space: Economics of Dutch newspapers De Economist, 142(2):170--151.

van Ours, J.C. and Abbring, J.H. (1994). Sequential or nonsequential employers' search? Economics Letters, 44(3):323--328.

van Ours, J.C. and van den Berg, G.J. (1994). Unemployment Dynamics and Duration Dependence in France, the Netherlands and the UK Economic Journal, 104(423):432--443.

van Ours, J.C. and Ridder, G. (1993). Vacancy durations Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 55(2):187--198.

van Ours, J.C., Bastianen, D. and den Butter, F.A.G. (1993). Welfare losses due to low employment rates Applied Economics, 25(4):427--438.

van Ours, J.C. (1992). Duration dependency and unobserved heterogeneity in unemployment time series Economics Letters, 38(2):199--206.

van Ours, J.C. (1992). Opmerkingen en aantekeningen De Economist, 140(2):253--270.

van Ours, J.C. and van der Tak, C.M. (1992). Sectoral shifts, unemployment and vacancies; An empirical analysis for the Netherlands Economics Letters, 39(1):111--116.

van Ours, J.C. (1992). Union growth in the Netherlands; 1961-1989 Applied Economics, 24(9):1059--1066.

van Ours, J.C. and Ridder, G. (1992). Vacancies and recruitment of new employees Journal of Labor Economics, 10(2):138--155.

van Ours, J.C. and Ridder, G. (1991). Cyclical variation in vacancy durations and vacancy flows European Economic Review, 35(5):1143--1155.

van Ours, J.C. and Ridder, G. (1991). Job requirements and recruitment of new employees Economics Letters, 36(2):213--218.

van Ours, J.C. (1991). Self-service activities and informal or informal market services Applied Economics, 22(3):505--516.

van Ours, J.C. (1991). The efficiency of the Dutch labour market in matching unemployment and vacancies De Economist, 139(3):358--378.

van Ours, J.C. (1989). Durations of Dutch job vacancies De Economist, 137(3):309--327.