Jan van Ours

Tilburg University, University of Melbourne and CEPR

Jan van Ours (1954) is professor in Labor Economics at the Department of Economics, Tilburg University and Professorial Fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Melbourne. He is also CEPR Fellow and IZA Fellow. Jan van Ours studied mining engineering at the Technical University in Delft and economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he also got his Ph.D. He has published in journals like Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Labor Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economics History, and European Economic Review. In 1996 he was awarded with the Hicks-Tinbergen medal of the European Economic Association (joint with Geert Ridder). His current research is on unemployment dynamics, effects of policy interventions in the labor market, unemployment benefits, immigrants and the labor market, illicit drugs. He teaches courses in Labor Economics. He recently published the text book The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets (joint with Tito Boeri). He is the 2009 President of the European Society for Population Economics, is on the editorial board of De Economist, associate editor of Labour Economics and one of the managing editors of Economic Policy.