Thomas Van Huizen

Thomas Van Huizen, Dr.

Dr. Thomas Van Huizen is an assistant professor at the Utrecht University School of Economics. His main research fields are labour economics, economics of education and applied micro-econometrics. In terms of methodology, his areas of expertise are quantitative data analysis and program evaluation (applying quasi-experimental techniques). Topics of previous research projects include labour market flexibility and the impact of childcare arrangements on female labour force participation and child development.


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Utrecht University
The Netherlands


Van Huizen, T. & Plantenga, J. (2015). Universal Child Care and Children’s Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis of Evidence from Natural Experiments. U.S.E. Discussion Paper Series nr 15-13.

Van Huizen, T. & Alessie, Rob (2015). Time Preferences and Career Investments. Labour economics, 35, 77-92.

Akgündüz, Y. E. & van Huizen, T. (2015). Training in two-tier labor markets - The role of job match quality. Social Science Research, 52, 508–521.

Van Huizen, Thomas (2014). More wealth, shorter hours? Evidence from the Netherlands. Economics letters, 125 (2), (pp. 323–326) (4 p.).

Van Huizen, T.M. & Plantenga, J. (2010). Making Transitions Pay: An Assessment of the Dutch Life-Course Scheme. Journal of social policy, 39 (1), (pp. 35-52) (18 p.).