Professor Gerard Van den Berg

Professor Gerard Van den Berg

Professor Gerard Van den Berg
Professor of Economics

2C3,
The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
BS8 1TU
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Telephone Number (0117) 331 7519

Department of Economics

Personal profile

In 2009, Gerard J. van den Berg won the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship prize for research excellence. Van den Berg was the first economist and social scientist to receive this prize. 

Before this, he was Top Professor at the Dept. of Economics at VU University Amsterdam. He is also affiliated to IFAU (Uppsala) since 1999. In addition, he is Program Director at IZA (Bonn), leading the field of Labor Market Policy Evaluation. Previously he worked at Northwestern University, Princeton University, and Stockholm School of Economics.

Since 2013 he is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

 

Please click here for a list of publications

 (To date, the list of publications below and the list under the link below to the so-called PURE system are incomplete)

Research

Gerard van den Berg is a world leader in the field of Econometrics, an academic discipline which uses methods taken from statistics to analyse and explain economic relationships.

As well as econometrics he also conducts research in the fields of labor economics and health economics, notably on duration analysis, treatment evaluation, search theory, and long-run effects of early-life conditions.

He has published in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, and other journals. He was Joint Managing Editor of The Economic Journal and Associate Editor of the Journal of Econometrics and the Journal of Population Economics. Since 2013 he is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.




Latest publications

  1. Lange, M, Pfeiffer, F & van den Berg, GJ, 2017, ‘Integrating young male refugees: initial evidence from an inclusive soccer project’. Journal of Labour Market Research, vol 51.
  2. Carslake, D, Tynelius, P, van den Berg, G, Smith, GD & Rasmussen, F, 2017, ‘Associations of parental age with health and social factors in adult offspring. Methodological pitfalls and possibilities’. Scientific Reports, vol 7.
  3. Scholte, R, Van den Berg, G, Lindeboom, M & Deeg, DJH, 2017, ‘Does the Size of the Effect of Adverse Events at High Ages on Daily-Life Physical Functioning Depend on the Economic Conditions Around Birth?’. Health Economics, vol 26., pp. 86-103
  4. Crepon, B, Ferracci, M, Jolivet, G & van den Berg, GJ, 2017, ‘Information Shocks and the Empirical Evaluation of Training Programs During Unemployment Spells’. Journal of Applied Econometrics.
  5. van den Berg, GJ, Gerdtham, U, von Hinke, S, Lindeboom, M, Lissdaniels, J, Sundquist, J & Sundquist, K, 2017, ‘Mortality and the business cycle: Evidence from individual and aggregated data’. Journal of Health Economics.
  6. Abbring, JH & van den Berg, GJ, 2017, ‘Erratum to: Analyzing the effect of dynamically assigned treatments using duration models, binary treatment models, and panel data models’. Empirical Economics.
  7. van den Berg, GJ & Pinger, PR, 2016, ‘Transgenerational effects of childhood conditions on third generation health and education outcomes’. Economics and Human Biology, vol 23., pp. 103-120
  8. van den Berg, GJ & Drepper, B, 2016, ‘Inference for Shared-Frailty Survival Models with Left-Truncated Data’. Econometric Reviews.
  9. Van den Berg, G, Vikstrom, J & Lundborg, P, 2016, ‘The economics of grief’. Economic Journal.
  10. Van den Berg, G & Crepon, B, 2016, ‘Active labor market policies’. Annual Review of Economics.
  11. van den Berg, GJ, Pinger, PR & Schoch, J, 2016, ‘Instrumental Variable Estimation of the Causal Effect of Hunger Early in Life on Health Later in Life’. Economic Journal, vol 126., pp. 465-506
  12. Scholte, RS, van den Berg, GJ & Lindeboom, M, 2015, ‘Long-run effects of gestation during the dutch hunger winter famine on labor market and hospitalization outcomes’. Journal of Health Economics, vol 39., pp. 17-30
  13. van den Berg, GJ & Gupta, S, 2015, ‘The role of marriage in the causal pathway from economic conditions early in life to mortality’. Journal of Health Economics, vol 40., pp. 141-158
  14. Tertilt, M & Berg, GJVD, 2015, ‘The association between own unemployment and violence victimization among female youths’. Jahrbucher fur Nationalokonomie und Statistik, vol 235., pp. 499-513
  15. Bruckner, TA, van den Berg, GJ, Smith, KR & Catalano, RA, 2014, ‘Ambient temperature during gestation and cold-related adult mortality in a Swedish cohort, 1915-2002’. Social Science and Medicine, vol 119., pp. 191-197
  16. Fritze, T, Doblhammer, G & van den Berg, GJ, 2014, ‘Can individual conditions during childhood mediate or moderate the long-term cognitive effects of poor economic environments at birth?’. Social Science and Medicine, vol 119., pp. 240-248
  17. Van den Berg, GJ, Lundborg, P, Nystedt, P & Rooth, DO, 2014, ‘Critical Periods During Childhood And Adolescence’. Journal of the European Economic Association, vol 12., pp. 1521-1557
  18. Yeung, GYC, van den Berg, GJ, Lindeboom, M & Portrait, FRM, 2014, ‘The impact of early-life economic conditionson cause-specific mortality during adulthood’. Journal of Population Economics, vol 27., pp. 895-919
  19. Berg, GJVD & Vikström, J, 2014, ‘Monitoring job offer decisions, punishments, exit to work, and job quality’. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol 116., pp. 284-334
  20. Ferracci, M, Jolivet, GR & Van den Berg, G, 2014, ‘Evidence of Treatment Spillovers within Markets’. Review of Economics and Statistics, vol 96., pp. 812-823
  21. Doblhammer, G, van den Berg, GJ & Lumey, LH, 2013, ‘A re-analysis of the long-term effects on life expectancy of the Great Finnish Famine of 1866-68’. Population Studies, vol 67., pp. 309-322
  22. Richardson, K & Van den Berg, GJ, 2013, ‘Duration dependence versus unobserved heterogeneity in treatment effects: Swedish labor market training and the transition rate to employment’. Journal of Applied Econometrics, vol 28., pp. 325-351
  23. van den Berg, GJ, Lindeboom, M & Portrait, F, 2013, ‘The Dutch potato famine 1846-1847: A study on the relationships between early-life exposure and later-life mortality’. in: Early Life Nutrition, Adult Health and Development: Lessons from Changing Diets, Famines and Experimental Studies. Nova Science Publishers Inc, pp. 229-249
  24. Doblhammer, G, van den Berg, GJ & Fritze, T, 2013, ‘Economic conditions at the time of birth and cognitive abilities late in life: evidence from ten European countries.’. PLoS ONE, vol 8.
  25. Dias, MC, Ichimura, H & van den Berg, GJ, 2013, ‘Treatment evaluation with selective participation and ineligibles’. Journal of the American Statistical Association, vol 108., pp. 441-455
  26. Horny, G, Mendes, R & van den Berg, GJ, 2012, ‘Job durations with worker- and firm-specific effects: MCMC estimation with longitudinal employer-employee data’. Journal of business & economic statistics, vol 30., pp. 468-480
  27. van den Berg, GJ, Lindeboom, M & Portrait, F, 2011, ‘Conjugal bereavement effects on health and mortality at advanced ages’. Journal of Health Economics, vol 30., pp. 774-794
  28. van den Berg, GJ, Doblhammer-Reiter, G & Christensen, K, 2011, ‘Being Born Under Adverse Economic Conditions Leads to a Higher Cardiovascular Mortality Rate Later in Life: Evidence Based on Individuals Born at Different Stages of the Business Cycle’. Demography, vol 48., pp. 507-530
  29. Bergemann, A, Caliendo, M, van den Berg, GJ & Zimmermann, KF, 2011, ‘The threat effect of participation in active labor market programs on job search behavior of migrants in Germany’. International Journal of Manpower, vol 32., pp. 777-795
  30. Graaf-Zijl, Md, van den Berg, GJ & Heyma, A, 2011, ‘Stepping stones for the unemployed: The effect of temporary jobs on the duration until (regular) work’. Journal of Population Economics, vol 24., pp. 107-139
  31. Lindeboom, M, Portrait, F & van den Berg, GJ, 2010, ‘Long-run effects on longevity of a nutritional shock early in life: The Dutch Potato famine of 1846-1847’. Journal of Health Economics, vol 29., pp. 617-629
  32. Berg, GJVD, Deeg, DJH, Lindeboom, M & Portrait, F, 2010, ‘The role of early-life conditions in the cognitive decline due to adverse events later in life’. Economic Journal, vol 120.
  33. Van den Berg, GJ & Van Vuuren, A, 2010, ‘The effect of search frictions on wages’. Labour Economics, vol 17., pp. 875-885
  34. Mendes, R, van den Berg, GJ & Lindeboom, M, 2010, ‘An empirical assessment of assortative matching in the labor market’. Labour Economics, vol 17., pp. 919-929
  35. van den Berg, GJ, Doblhammer, G & Christensen, K, 2009, ‘Exogenous determinants of early-life conditions, and mortality later in life’. Social Science and Medicine, vol 68., pp. 1591-1598
  36. Crepon, B, Ferracci, M, Jolivet, G & Van den Berg, G, 2009, ‘Active Labor Market Policy Effects in a Dynamic Setting’. Journal of the European Economic Association, vol 7., pp. 595 - 605
  37. Albrecht, J, van den Berg, GJ & Vroman, S, 2009, ‘The aggregate labor market effects of the Swedish Knowledge Lift program’. Review of Economic Dynamics, vol 12., pp. 129-146
  38. van den Berg, GJ, Bergemann, AH & Caliendo, M, 2009, ‘The effect of active labor market programs on not-yet treated unemployed individuals’. Journal of the European Economic Association, vol 7., pp. 606-616
  39. van den Berg, GJ, Lindeboom, M & Lopez, M, 2009, ‘Inequality in individual mortality and economic conditions earlier in life’. Social Science and Medicine, vol 69., pp. 1360-1367
  40. Horny, G, Mendes, R & Berg, GJVD, 2008, ‘Une étude empirique de la obilité professionnelle avec employeurs et employés hété;rogènes’. Revue Economique, vol 59., pp. 631-639
  41. Bergemann, A & van den Berg, GJ, 2008, ‘Active Labor Market Policy Effects for Women in Europe — A Survey’. Annales d'Economie et de Statistique., pp. 385-408
  42. Abbring, JH & Berg, GJVD, 2007, ‘The unobserved heterogeneity distribution in duration analysis’. Biometrika, vol 94., pp. 87-99
  43. van den Berg, GJ, 2007, ‘On the uniqueness of optimal prices set by monopolistic sellers’. Journal of Econometrics, vol 141., pp. 482-491
  44. Eckstein, Z & van den Berg, GJ, 2007, ‘Empirical labor search: A survey’. Journal of Econometrics, vol 136., pp. 531-564
  45. Berg, GJVD, Lindeboom, M & Dolton, PJ, 2006, ‘Survey non-response and the duration of unemployment’. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, vol 169., pp. 585-604
  46. van den Berg, GJ, 2006, ‘Revolutionary effects of new information technologies’. Economic Journal, vol 116.
  47. Berg, GJVD, Lindeboom, M & Portrait, F, 2006, ‘Economic conditions early in life and individual mortality’. American Economic Review, vol 96., pp. 290-302
  48. van den Berg, GJ & Van Der Klaauw, B, 2006, ‘COUNSELING AND MONITORING OF UNEMPLOYED WORKERS: THEORY AND EVIDENCE FROM A CONTROLLED SOCIAL EXPERIMENT’. International Economic Review., pp. 895?936
  49. Abbring, JH, Berg, GJVD & Van Ours, JC, 2005, ‘The effect of unemployment insurance sanctions on the transition rate from unemployment to employment’. Economic Journal, vol 115., pp. 602-630
  50. Abbring, JH & Van den Berg, G, 2004, ‘Analyzing the effect of dynamically assigned treatments using duration models, binary treatment models, and panel data models’. Empirical Economics, vol 29., pp. 5-20
  51. Berg, GJVD, Van Der Klaauw, B & Van Ours, JC, 2004, ‘Punitive Sanctions and the Transition Rate from Welfare to Work’. Journal of Labor Economics, vol 22., pp. 211-241
  52. Abbring, JH & Van den Berg, GJ, 2003, ‘The nonparametric identification of treatment effects in duration models’. Econometrica, vol 71., pp. 1491-1517
  53. Abbring, JH & Van den Berg, GJ, 2003, ‘The identifiability of the mixed proportional hazards competing risks model’. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology), vol 65., pp. 701-710
  54. Ridder, G & van den Berg, GJ, 2003, ‘Measuring labor market frictions: A cross-country comparison’. Journal of the European Economic Association, vol 1., pp. 224-244
  55. Van den Berg, GJ, 2003, ‘Multiple equilibria and minimum wages in labor markets with informational frictions and heterogeneous production technologies’. International Economic Review, vol 44., pp. 1337-1357
  56. van den Berg, GJ, Lomwel, GCA & van Ours, JC, 2003, ‘Unemployment Dynamics and Age’. Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, vol 70., pp. 1-30
  57. Lindeboom, M, Portrait, F & Berg, GJVD, 2002, ‘An econometric analysis of the mental-health effects of major events in the life of older individuals’. Health Economics, vol 11., pp. 505-520
  58. Berg, GJVD, Holm, A & Van Ours, JC, 2002, ‘Do stepping-stone jobs exist? Early career paths in the medical profession’. Journal of Population Economics, vol 15., pp. 647-665
  59. Gautier, PA, Van den Berg, GJ, Van Ours, JC & Ridder, G, 2002, ‘Worker turnover at the firm level and crowding out of lower educated workers’. European Economic Review, vol 46., pp. 523-538
  60. Abbring, JH, van den Berg, GJ & van Ours, JC, 2002, ‘The anatomy of unemployment dynamics’. European Economic Review, vol 46., pp. 1785-1824
  61. Van den Berg, GJ, 2001, ‘Duration models: specification, identification and multiple durations’. in: Handbook of Econometrics., pp. 3381-3460
  62. Abbring, JH, Berg, GJVD & Van Ours, JC, 2001, ‘Business cycles and compositional variation in U.S. unemployment’. Journal of business & economic statistics, vol 19., pp. 436-448
  63. Berg, GJVD, Van Ours, JC & Pradhan, MP, 2001, ‘The declining price anomaly in Dutch Dutch Rose auctions’. American Economic Review, vol 91., pp. 1055-1062
  64. Berg, GJVD & Van Der Klaauw, B, 2001, ‘Combining micro and macro unemployment duration data’. Journal of Econometrics, vol 102., pp. 271-309
  65. Grogan, L & Berg, GJVD, 2001, ‘The duration of unemployment in Russia’. Journal of Population Economics, vol 14., pp. 549-568
  66. Bontemps, C, Robin, JM & Berg, GJVD, 2000, ‘Equilibrium search with continuous productivity dispersion: Theory and nonparametric estimation’. International Economic Review, vol 41., pp. 305-358
  67. Van Ommeren, J, Berg, GJVD & Gorter, C, 2000, ‘Estimating the marginal willingness to pay for commuting’. Journal of Regional Science, vol 40., pp. 541-563
  68. Van Vuuren, A, Berg, GJVD & Ridder, G, 2000, ‘Measuring the equilibrium effects of unemployment benefits dispersion’. Journal of Applied Econometrics, vol 15., pp. 547-574
  69. Koning, P, Berg, GJVD & Ridder, G, 2000, ‘Semi-nonparametric estimation of an equilibrium search model’. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, vol 62., pp. 327-349
  70. Berg, GJVD & Van Ours, JC, 1999, ‘Duration dependence and heterogeneity in French youth unemployment durations’. Journal of Population Economics, vol 12., pp. 273-285
  71. Bontemps, C, Robin, JM & Berg, GJVD, 1999, ‘An empirical equilibrium job search model with search on the job and heterogeneous workers and firms’. International Economic Review, vol 40., pp. 1039-1074
  72. Berg, GJVD, 1999, ‘Empirical inference with equilibrium search models of the labour market’. Economic Journal, vol 109.
  73. Gautier, PA, van den Berg, GJ, van Ours, JC & Ridder, G, 1999, ‘The Creation and Analysis of Employer-Employee Matched Data: Separations at the firm level’. Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  74. Dolton, P, Lindeboom, M & van den Berg, GJ, 1999, ‘A taxonomy of survey non-response and its relation to labor market behavior: The Creation and Analysis of Employer-Employee Matched Data’. North Holland
  75. Berg, GJVD & Ridder, G, 1998, ‘An empirical equilibrium search model of the labor market’. Econometrica, vol 66., pp. 1183-1221
  76. Berg, GJVD & Van Ours, JC, 1998, ‘On the detection of state dependence using aggregate outflow data: Comments on previous studies’. Economic Journal, vol 108., pp. 1422-1430
  77. Berg, GJVD & Lindeboom, M, 1998, ‘Attrition in panel survey data and the estimation of multi-state labor market models’. Journal of Human Resource, vol 33., pp. 476-478
  78. Ridder, G, Visser, N & van den Berg, GJ, 1998, ‘Structural aspects of the labor markets of five OECD countries: Market Behaviour and Macroeconomic Modelling’. Macmillan Publishers Limited
  79. Berg, GJVD & Gorter, C, 1997, ‘Job search and commuting time’. Journal of business & economic statistics, vol 15., pp. 269-281
  80. Berg, GJVD, 1997, ‘Association measures for durations in bivariate hazard rate models’. Journal of Econometrics, vol 79., pp. 221-245
  81. Koning, P, van den Berg, GJ & Ridder, G, 1997, ‘Jobs, wages and poverty. Patterns of persistence and mobility in the new flexible labour market: The relation between search methods and accepted wages. A structural dynamic analysis based on panel data’. CEPR, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  82. Ridder, G & van den Berg, GJ, 1997, ‘Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Theory and Applications: Empirical equilibrium search models, in: D.M. Kreps and K.F. Wallis, eds’. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  83. van den Berg, GJ & van Ours, JC, 1997, ‘Eyeballing state dependence and unobserved heterogeneity in aggregate unemployment duration data’. Research in Labor Economics., pp. 369-394
  84. Berg, GJVD & Van Ours, JC, 1996, ‘Unemployment dynamics and duration dependence’. Journal of Labor Economics, vol 14., pp. 100-125
  85. Koning, P, Ridder, G & van den Berg, GJ, 1995, ‘Structural and frictional unemployment in an equilibrium search model with heterogeneous agents’. Journal of Applied Econometrics., pp. S133-S151
  86. van den Berg, GJ & Lindeboom, M, 1995, ‘Durations in Panel Data Subject to Attrition: A Note on Estimation in the Case of a Stock Sample’. Statistica Neerlandica, vol 49., pp. 282-293
  87. van den Berg, GJ, 1995, ‘Wage dispersion and mobility’. Economic Modelling, vol 12., pp. 15-27
  88. van den Berg, GJ, 1995, ‘Explicit expressions for the reservation wage path and the unemployment duration density in nonstationary job search models’. Labour Economics, vol 2., pp. 187-198
  89. Berg, GJVD & Van Ours, JC, 1994, ‘Unemployment dynamics and duration dependence in France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom’. Economic Journal, vol 104., pp. 432-443
  90. van den Berg, GJ, Lindeboom, M & Ridder, G, 1994, ‘Attrition in longitudinal panel data and the empirical analysis of dynamic labour market behaviour’. Journal of Applied Econometrics., pp. 421-435
  91. van den Berg, GJ, 1994, ‘The Effects of Changes of the Job Offer Arrival Rate on the Duration of Unemployment’. Journal of Labor Economics., pp. 478-498
  92. Lindeboom, M & van den Berg, GJ, 1994, ‘Heterogeneity in Models for Bivariate Survival: The Importance of the Mixing Distribution’. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology), vol 56., pp. 49
  93. van den Berg, GJ & Ridder, G, 1993, ‘Estimating an equilibrium search model from wage data’. in: H Bunzel (eds) Panel Data and Labour Market Dynamics. North-Holland: Amsterdam
  94. van den Berg, GJ & Ridder, G, 1993, ‘On the estimation of equilibrium search models from panel data’. in: JC van Ours (eds) Labor Demand and Equilibrium Wage Formation. North-Holland: Amsterdam
  95. Berg, GJVD, 1992, ‘A structural dynamic analysis of job turnover and the costs associated with moving to another job’. Economic Journal, vol 102., pp. 1116-1133
  96. van den Berg, GJ, 1990, ‘Search Behaviour, Transitions to Non-participation and the Duration of Unemployment’. Economic Journal, vol 100., pp. 842-865
  97. van den Berg, GJ, 1990, ‘Nonstationarity in Job Search Theory’. Review of Economic Studies, vol 57., pp. 255-277

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