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Hessel Oosterbeek

Research Fellow

University
University of Amsterdam
Research field
Empirical Microeconomics
Interests
Education, Microeconometrics, Policy Evaluation

Key publications

List of publications

Buser, T., Oosterbeek, H., Plug, E., Ponce, J. and Rosero, J. (2017). The impact of positive and negative income changes on the height and weight of young children World Bank Economic Review, 31(3):786--808.

Booij, A., Leuven, E. and Oosterbeek, H. (2017). Ability Peer Effects in University: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment Review of Economic Studies, 84(2):547--578.

Ketel, N., Linde, J., Oosterbeek, H. and van der Klaauw, B. (2016). Tuition fees and sunk-cost effects Economic Journal, 126(598):2342--2362.

Fredriksson, P., Öckert, B. and Oosterbeek, H. (2016). Parental responses to public investments in children: Evidence from a maximum class size rule Journal of Human Resources, 51(4):832--868.

De Haan, M., Leuven, E. and Oosterbeek, H. (2016). School consolidation and student achievement Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 32(4):816--839.

Ketel, N., Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H. and van der Klaauw, B. (2016). The Returns to Medical School: Evidence from Admission Lotteries American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8(2):225--254.

Buser, T., Niederle, M. and Oosterbeek, H. (2014). Gender, competitiveness and career choices Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129(3):1409--1447.

Hidalgo, D., Oosterbeek, H. and Webbink, D. (2014). The Impact of Training Vouchers on Low-skilled Workers Labour Economics, 31:117--128.

Oosterbeek, H. and van Ewijk, R. (2014). Gender peer effects in university: Evidence from a randomized experiment Economics of Education Review, 38:51--63.

Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H. and de Wolf, I. (2013). The effects of medical school on health outcomes: Evidence from admission lotteries Journal of Health Economics, 32(4):698--707.

Oosterbeek, H. and van der Klaauw, B. (2013). Ramadan, fasting and educational outcomes Economics of Education Review, 34:219--226.

Hidalgo, D., Onofa, M., Oosterbeek, H. and Ponce, J. (2013). Can provision of free school uniforms harm attendance? Evidence from Ecuador Journal of Development Economics, 103:43--51.

Fredriksson, P., Öckert, B. and Oosterbeek, H. (2013). Long-term effects of class size Quarterly Journal of Economics, 128(1):249--285.

Booij, A., Leuven, E. and Oosterbeek, H. (2012). The role of information in the take-up of student loans Economics of Education Review, 31(1):33--44.

Oosterbeek, H. and Webbink, D. (2011). Does studying abroad induce a brain drain Economica, 78(310):347--366.

Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R. and Sonnemans, J. (2011). Rent-seeking versus productive activities in a multi-task experiment European Economic Review, 55(5):630--643.

Oosterbeek, H. and Ponce, J. (2011). The impact of computer use on earnings in a developing country: evidence from Ecuador Labour Economics, 18(4):434--440.

Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H. and van der Klaauw, B. (2010). The effect of financial rewards on students' achievement: Evidence from a randomized experiment Journal of the European Economic Association, 8(6):1243--1265.

Oosterbeek, H., van Praag, M. and IJsselstein, A. (2010). The impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurship skills and motivation European Economic Review, 54(3):442--454.

Leuven, E., Lindahl, M., Oosterbeek, H. and Webbink, D. (2010). Expanding schooling opportunities for 4-year-olds Economics of Education Review, 29(3):319--328.

Oosterbeek, H. and van den Broek, A. (2009). An empirical analysis of borrowing behaviour of higher education students in the Netherlands Economics of Education Review, 28(2):170--177.

Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H. and Rønning, M. (2008). Quasi-experimental estimates of the effect of class size on achievement in Norway The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 110(4):663--693.

Leuven, E. and Oosterbeek, H. (2008). An alternative approach to estimate the wage returns to private-sector training Journal of Applied Econometrics, 23(4):423--434.

Sloof, R., Oosterbeek, H. and Sonnemans, J. (2007). Does making specific investments unobservable boost investment incentives? Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 16(4):911--942.

Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R. and Sonnemans, J. (2007). Who should invest in specific training? Journal of Population Economics, 20(2):329--357.

Oosterbeek, H. and Webbink, H. (2007). Wage effects of an extra year of basic vocational education Economics of Education Review, 26(4):408--419.

Sloof, R., Oosterbeek, H. and Sonnemans, J. (2007). On the importance of default breach remedies Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 163(1):5--22.

Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R. and Sonnemans, J. (2007). Promotion rules and skill acquisition: an experimental study Economica, 74:259--297.

Leuven, E., Lindahl, C., Oosterbeek, H. and Webbink, H. (2007). The Effect of Extra Funding for Disadvantaged Pupils on Achievement Review of Economics and Statistics, 89(4):721--736.

Sloof, R., Oosterbeek, H., Riedl, A. and Sonnemans, J. (2006). Breach remedies, reliance and renegotiation International Review of Law and Economics, 26(3):263--296.

Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R. and van Klaveren, C. (2005). Worker reciprocity and employer investment in training Economica, 72(285):137--149.

Sloof, R., Sonnemans, J. and Oosterbeek, H. (2004). Specific investments, holdup, and the outside option principle European Economic Review, 48(6):1399--1410.

Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R. and van de Kuilen, G. (2004). Cultural differences in ultimatum game experiments: evidence from a meta-analysis Experimental Economics, 7(2):171--188.

Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H. and Van Ophem, H. (2004). Explaining international differences in male skill wage differentials by differences in demand and supply of skill Economic Journal, 114(495):466--486.

Oosterbeek, H., Sonnemans, J. and van Velzen, S. (2003). The need for marriage contracts: an experimental study Journal of Population Economics, 16:431--453.

Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R. and Sonnemans, J. (2003). An experimental comparison of reliance levels under alternative breach remedies RAND Journal of Economics, 34(2):205--222.

Harmon, C., Oosterbeek, H. and Walker, I. (2003). The returns to education: microeconomics Journal of Economic Surveys, 17:115--155.

Dobbelsteen, S., Levin, J. and Oosterbeek, H. (2002). The causal affect of class size on scholastic achievement: Distinguishing the pure class size effect of changes in class composition Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 64(1):17--38.

Oosterbeek, H., Dobbelsteen, S. and Levin, J. (2002). The causal effect of class size on scholastic achievement: Distinguishing the pure class size effect from the effect of changes in class composition Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 64(1):17--38.

Oosterbeek, H. and Leuven, E. (2001). Shorter Papers - Comment - Firm-Specific Human Capital as a Shared Investment. American Economic Review, 91(1):342--347.

Leuven, E. and Oosterbeek, H. (2001). Firm-Specific Human Capital as a Shared Investment: Comment American Economic Review, 91(1):342--347.

Oosterbeek, H., Tulder, F. and Godfried, M. (2001). Adverse Selection and the Demand for Supplementary Dental Insurance De Economist, 149(2):177--190.

Oosterbeek, H., Ashenfelter, O. and Harmon, C. (2001). A review of estimates of the schooling/earnings relationship, with tests for publication bias Economic Journal, 111(474):791--820.

Sonnemans, J., Oosterbeek, H. and Sloof, R. (2001). On the relation between asset ownership and specific investments Economic Journal, 111(474):791--820.

Oosterbeek, H. (2000). Introduction to special issue on overschooling Economics of Education Review, 19(2):129--130.

van Ophem, J.C.M. and Oosterbeek, H. (2000). Schooling Choices: Preferences, Discount Rates and Rates of Return Empirical Economics, (25):15--34.

Oosterbeek, H. (2000). Schooling choises: preferences, discount rates, and rates of return Empirical Economics, 25:15--34.

Oosterbeek, H., Ashenfelter, O. and Harmon, C. (1999). A review of estimates of the schooling/earnings relationship, with tests for publication bias Labour Economics, 6(4):453--470.

Oosterbeek, H. and Hartog, J. (1998). Health, wealth and happiness: Why pursue a higher education? Economics of Education Review, 17(3):245--256.

Oosterbeek, H. (1998). Unravelling supply and demand factors in work-related training Oxford Economic Papers, 50:266--283.

Oosterbeek, H. and Webbink, D. (1997). Is there a hidden technical potential? De Economist, 145:159--177.

Oosterbeek, H. (1997). Returns to computer use: a simple test on the productivity interpretation. Economics Letters, 55:273--277.

Oosterbeek, H. (1996). A decomposition of training probabilities Applied Economics, 28:799--805.

Oosterbeek, H. and Webbink, H. (1995). Enrolment in higher education in the Netherlands De Economist, 143:367--380.

Oosterbeek, H. (1995). Choosing the optimum mix of duration and effort in education Economics of Education Review, 14:253--263.

Oosterbeek, H. and van Praag, C.M. (1995). Firm-size wage differentials in the Netherlands Small Business Economics, 7(3):173--182.

Groot, W. and Oosterbeek, H. (1994). Stochastic reservation and offer wages Labour Economics, 1(3-4):383--390.

Groot, W., Hartog, J. and Oosterbeek, H. (1994). Costs and revenues of investment in enterprise-related schooling. Oxford Economic Papers, 46(4):658--675.

Groot, W. and Oosterbeek, H. (1994). Earnings effects of different components of schooling: Human capital versus screening. Review of Economics and Statistics, 76(2):317--321.

Hartog, J. and Oosterbeek, H. (1993). Public and private sector wages in the Netherlands European Economic Review, 37(1):97--114.

Oosterbeek, H. (1993). Evidence on Screening: A Comment. Economics of Education Review, 12(1):89--90.

Oosterbeek, H. (1992). Study duration and earnings: A test in relation to the human capital versus screening debate Economics Letters, 40(2):223--228.

Oosterbeek, H., Groot, W. and Hartog, J. (1992). An empirical analysis of university choice and earnings De Economist, 140(3):293--309.

Oosterbeek, H. (1992). Study duration and earnings; a test in relation to the human capital screening debate Economics Letters, 40(2):223--228.

Groot, W., Mekkelholt, E. and Oosterbeek, H. (1992). Further evidence on the wage curve Economics Letters, 38(3):355--359.

Groot, W. and Oosterbeek, H. (1992). Optimal Investment in Human Capital under Uncertainty Economics of Education Review, 11(1):41--49.

Oosterbeek, H. (1990). Education and earnings in the Netherlands: An empirical analysis European Economic Review, 34(7):1353--1375.

Oosterbeek, H. (1990). Education and Earnings in the Netherlands: An Empirical Analysis Economics of Education Review, 34(7):1375--1353.

Hartog, J. and Oosterbeek, H. (1988). Education, Allocation and Earnings in the Netherlands: Overschooling? Economics of Education Review, 7(2):185--194.