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Home | People | Eric Bartelsman

Eric Bartelsman

Research Fellow

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Research field
Industrial Organization, Innovation, Macroeconomics, Panel Data, Technological Progress


Eric Bartelsman is Professor of Economics at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam and General Director of the Tinbergen Institute. He holds a BS from MIT and a PhD from Columbia University. Prior to his appointment at VU in 2000, he served as economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, as advisor to CPB Netherlands, and as Head of Economic Research at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands. In 2007 and 2008 he was a member of the Netherlands Council of Economic Advisors (REA), in 2012-13 he was non-resident Fellow of DG ECFin and from 2013-17 he was a Research Visitor at the ECB. His teaching ranges from first-year lectures to PhD seminars. His research interests are in the area of productivity growth, both from a micro and macro vantage point, and have led to publications in top journals.

Key publications

List of publications

Scholz, Roland W. and Bartelsman, Eric J. and Sarah Diefenbach and Lude Franke and Arnim Grunwald and Dirk Helbing and Richard Hill and Lorenz Hilty and Mattias Höjer and Stefan Klauser and Christian Montag and Peter Parycek and Prote, Jan Philipp and Ortwin Renn and André Reichel and Günther Schuh and Gerald Steiner and Pereira, Gabriela Viale. 2018. Unintended side effects of the digital transition: European scientists' messages from a proposition-based expert round table. Sustainability, 10, 2071-1050

Eric Bartelsman and Eva Hagsten and Michael Polder. 2018. Micro Moments Database for cross-country analysis of ICT, innovation, and economic outcomes. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 27, 626--648, 1058-6407

E.J. Bartelsman and van Leeuwen, G. and M. Polder. 2017. CDM using a Cross-Country Micro Moments Database. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 26, 168--182, 1043-8599

E.J. Bartelsman and P.A. Gautier and de Wind, J.. 2016. Employment protection, technology choice, and worker allocation. International Economic Review, 57, 787--826, 0020-6598

E.J. Bartelsman and S. Dobbelaere and B. Peters. 2015. Allocation of Human Capital and Innovation at the Frontier: Firm-level Evidence on Germany and the Netherlands. Industrial and Corporate Change, 24, 875--949, 0960-6491

E.J. Bartelsman and Z. Wolf. 2014. Forecasting Aggregate Productivity using Information from Firm-level Data. Review of Economics and Statistics, 96, 745--755, 0034-6535

E.J. Bartelsman and J. Haltiwanger and S. Scarpetta. 2013. Cross-Country Differences in Productivity: The Role of Allocation and Selection. American Economic Review, 103, 305--334, 0002-8282

E.J. Bartelsman. 2010. Searching for the Sources of Productivity: from micro to macro and back. Industrial and Corporate Change, 19, 1891--1917, 0960-6491

E.J. Bartelsman and J. Haltiwanger and S. Scarpetta. 2010. Cross country and within country differences in business climate. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 28, 368--371, 0167-7187

E.J. Bartelsman and C. Corrado and P. Lengermann and J.J. Beaulieu. 2006. Sectoral productivity in the United States: Recent developments and the role of IT. German Economic Review, 1465-6485

Eric Bartelsman and Stefano Scarpetta and Fabiano Schivardi. 2005. Comparative analysis of firm demographics and survival: Evidence from micro-level sources in OECD countries. Industrial and Corporate Change, 14, 365--391, 0960-6491

E.J. Bartelsman and R. Beetsma. 2003. Why pay more? Corporate tax avoidance through transfer pricing in OECD countries. Journal of Public Economics, 87, 2225--2252, 0047-2727

M.N. Baily and E.J. Bartelsman and J. Haltiwanger. 2001. Labor Productivity: Structural Change and Cyclical Dynamics. Review of Economics and Statistics, 83, 420--433, 0034-6535

E.J. Bartelsman and M. Doms. 2000. Understanding Productivity: Lessons from Longitudinal Microdata. The Journal of Economic Literature, 83, 569--594, 0022-0515

E.J. Bartelsman and P.J. Dhrymes. 1998. Productivity dynamics: U.S. manufacturing plants 1972-1986. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 9, 5--33, 0895-562X

E.J. Bartelsman and van Leeuwen, G. and H.R. Nieuwenhuijsen. 1998. Adoption of advanced manufacturing technology and firm performance in the Netherlands. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 6, 291--312, 1043-8599

Baily, Martin Neil and Bartelsman, Eric J. and John Haltiwanger. 1996. Downsizing and productivity growth: Myth or reality?. Small Business Economics, 8, 259--278, 0921-898X

Bartelsman, Eric J.. 1995. Of empty boxes: Returns to scale revisited. Economics Letters, 49, 59--67, 0165-1765

Bartelsman, Eric J. and R.J. Caballero and Lyons, Richard K.. 1994. Customer and Supplier Driven Externalities. American Economic Review, 38, 1075--1084, 0002-8282