Hessel Oosterbeek


Journal Articles

  1. The impact of positive and negative income changes on the height and weight of young children . World Bank Economic Review . (Forthcoming). . (with Thomas Buser and Erik Plug and Juan Ponce and Jose Rosero).
  2. School choice in Amsterdam: Which schools are chosen when school choice is free?. Education Finance and Policy . (Forthcoming). . (with Nienke Ruijs).
  3. Ability peer effects in university: Evidence from a randomized experiment. Review of Economic Studies 84. (2017). 547--578. (with Adam S. Booij and Edwin Leuven).
  4. School consolidation and student achievement. Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 32(4). (2016). 816--839. (with Monique de Haan and Edwin Leuven).
  5. The returns to medical school: Evidence from admission lotteries. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8(2). (2016). 225--254. (with Nadine Ketel and Edwin Leuven and Bas Van der Klaauw).
  6. Tuition fees and sunk-cost effects. Economic Journal 126. (2016). 2342--2362. (with Nadine Ketel and Jona Linde and Bas van der Klaauw).
  7. Parental responses to public investments in children: Evidence from a maximum class size rule. Journal of Human Resources 51(4). (2016). 832--868. (with Peter Fredriksson and Björn Öckert).
  8. Gender, competitiveness and career choices. Quarterly Journal of Economics 129(3). (2014). 1409--1447. (with Thomas Buser and Muriel Niederle).
  9. Gender peer effects in university: Evidence from a randomized experiment. Economics of Education Review 38. (2014). 51-63. (with Reyn Van Ewijk).
  10. The impact of training vouchers on low-skilled workers. Labour Economics 31. (2014). 117--128. (with Diana Hidalgo and Dinand Webbink).
  11. Long-term effects of class size. Quarterly Journal of Economics 128(1). (2013). 249-285. (with Peter Fredriksson and Björn Öckert).
  12. The effects of medical school on health outcomes: Evidence from admission lotteries. Journal of Health Economics 32. (2013). 698-707. (with Edwin Leuven and Inge de Wolf).
  13. Can provision of free school uniforms harm attendance? Evidence from Ecuador. Journal of Development Economics 103. (2013). 43-51. (with Diana Hidalgo and Mercedes Onofa and Juan Ponce).
  14. Ramadan, fasting and educational outcomes. Economics of Education Review 34. (2013). 219-226. (with Bas van der Klaauw).
  15. The impact of gender diversity on the performance of business teams: Evidence from a field experiment. Management Science 59. (2013). 1514-1528. (with Sander Hoogendoorn and Mirjam Van Praag).
  16. The role of information in the take-up of student loans. Economics of Education Review 31(1). (2012). 33-44. (with Adam S. Booij and Edwin Leuven).
  17. Does studying abroad induce a brain drain?. Economica 78(310). (2011). 347-366. (with Dinand Webbink).
  18. Rent-seeking versus productive activities in a multi-task experiment. European Economic Review 55(5). (2011). 630-643. (with Randolph Sloof and Joep Sonnemans).
  19. Incentives versus sorting in tournaments: Evidence from a field experiment. Journal of Labor Economics 29(3). (2011). 637-658. (with Edwin Leuven and Joep Sonnemans and Bas van der Klaauw).
  20. The impact of computer use on earnings in a developing country: Evidence from Ecuador. Labour Economics 18(4). (2011). 434-440. (with Juan Ponce).
  21. The effect of financial rewards on students achievement: Evidence from a randomized experiment. Journal of the European Economic Association 8(6). (2010). 1243–1265. (with Edwin Leuven and Bas van der Klaauw).
  22. Expanding schooling opportunities for 4-year-olds. Economics of Education Review 29(3). (2010). 319-328. (with Edwin Leuven and Mikael Lindahl and Dinand Webbink).
  23. The impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepeneurship skills and motivation. European Economic Review 54. (2010). 442-454. (with Mirjam van Praag and Auke IJsselstein).
  24. Financing lifelong learning. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 1(1). (2009). 19-37. (with Harry Patrinos).
  25. An empirical analysis of borrowing behaviour of higher education students in the Netherlands. Economics of Education Review 28. (2009). 170-177. (with Anja van den Broek).
  26. An alternative approach to estimate the wage returns to private-sector training. Journal of Applied Econometrics 23. (2008). 423-434. (with Edwin Leuven).
  27. Quasi-experimental estimates of the effect of class size on achievement in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Economics (Special issue on Economics of Education and Human-Capital Accumulation, A. Krueger and A. Björklund, eds.) 110(4). (2008). 663-693. (with Edwin Leuven and Marte Roenning).
  28. The effect of extra funding for disadvantaged students on achievement. Review of Economics and Statistics 89(4). (2007). 721-736. (with Edwin Leuven and Mikael Lindahl and Dinand Webbink).
  29. Wage effects of an extra year of basic vocational education. Economics of Education Review 26. (2007). 408-419. (with Dinand Webbink).
  30. Does making specific investments unobservable boost investment incentives?. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 16. (2007). 911-942. (with Randolph Sloof and Joep Sonnemans).
  31. Promotion rules and skill acquisition: an experimental study. Economica 74(2). (2007). 259-297. (with Randolph Sloof and Joep Sonnemans).
  32. Who should invest in firm specific training?. Journal of Population Economics 20(2). (2007). 329-357. (with Randolph Sloof and Joep Sonnemans).
  33. On the importance of default breach remedies. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 163(1). (2007). 5-22. (with Randolph Sloof and Joep Sonnemans).
  34. Breach remedies, reliance and renegotiation. International Review of Law and Economics 26(3). (2006). 263-296. (with Randolph Sloof and Arno Riedl and Joep Sonnemans).
  35. Worker reciprocity and employer investment in training. Economica 72(285). (2005). 137-149. (with Edwin Leuven and Randolph Sloof and Chris van Klaveren).
  36. Explaining international differences in male wage inequality by differences in demand and supply of skill. Economic Journal 114. (2004). 466-486. (with Edwin Leuven and Hans van Ophem).
  37. Evaluating the effect of tax deductions on training. Journal of Labor Economics 22(1). (2004). 461-488. (with Edwin Leuven).
  38. Cultural differences in ultimatum game experiments: Evidence from a meta-analysis. Experimental Economics 7. (2004). 171-188. (with Randolph Sloof and Gijs van de Kuilen).
  39. Specific investments, holdup, and the outside option principle. European Economic Review 48. (2004). 1399-1410. (with Randolph Sloof and Joep Sonnemans).
  40. An experimental comparison of reliance levels under alternative breach remedies. The RAND Journal of Economics 34(2). (2003). 205-222. (with Randolph Sloof and Edwin Leuven and Joep Sonnemans).
  41. The need for marriage contracts: an experimental study. Journal of Population Economics 16. (2003). 431-453. (with Joep Sonnemans and Susan van Velzen).
  42. The returns to education: microeconomics. Journal of Economic Surveys 17. (2003). 115-155. (with Colm Harmon and Ian Walker).
  43. 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. (2002). 17-38. (with Simone Dobbelsteen and Jesse Levin).
  44. Firm-specific human capital as a shared investment: Comment. American Economic Review 91(1). (2001). 342-347. (with Edwin Leuven).
  45. Adverse selection and the demand for supplementary dental insurance. De Economist 149. (2001). 177-190. (with Martin Godfried and Frank van Tulder).
  46. On the relation between asset ownership and specific investments. Economic Journal 111. (2001). 791-820. (with Joep Sonnemans and Randolph Sloof).
  47. Schooling choices: preferences, discount rates, and rates of return. Empirical Economics 25. (2000). 15-34. (with Hans van Ophem).
  48. A review of estimates of the schooling/earnings relationship, with tests for publication bias. Labour Economics 6. (1999). 453-470. (with Orley Ashenfelter and Colm Harmon).
  49. Demand and supply of work-related training; evidence from four countries. Research in Labor Economics 18. (1999). 303-330. (with Edwin Leuven).
  50. Health, wealth and happiness: why pursue a higher education?. Economics of Education Review 17. (1998). 245-256. (with Joop Hartog).
  51. Innovative ways to finance education and their relation to lifelong learning. Education Economics 6. (1998). 219-251.
  52. An economic analysis of student financial aid schemes. European Journal of Education 33. (1998). 21-29.
  53. Unravelling supply and demand factors in work-related training. Oxford Economic Papers 50. (1998). 266-283.
  54. Is there a hidden technical potential?. De Economist 145. (1997). 159-177. (with Dinand Webbink).
  55. Returns to computer use: a simple test on the productivity interpretation. Economics Letters 55. (1997). 273-277.
  56. A decomposition of training probabilities. Applied Economics 28. (1996). 799-805.
  57. Firm-size wage differentials in the Netherlands. Small Business Economics 7. (1995). 173-182. (with Mirjam van Praag).
  58. Enrolment in higher education in the Netherlands. De Economist 143. (1995). 367-380. (with Dinand Webbink).
  59. Choosing the optimum mix of duration and effort in education. Economics of Education Review 14. (1995). 253-263.
  60. Stochastic reservation and offer wages. Labour Economics 1. (1994). 383-390. (with Wim Groot).
  61. Costs and revenues of investment in enterprise-related schooling. Oxford Economic Papers 58. (1994). 658-675. (with Joop Hartog and Wim Groot).
  62. Earnings effects of different components of schooling: human capital versus screening. Review of Economics and Statistics 76. (1994). 317-321. (with Wim Groot).
  63. Evidence on screening: a comment. Economics of Education Review 12. (1993). 89-90.
  64. Public and private sector wages in the Netherlands. European Economic Review 37. (1993). 97-114. (with Joop Hartog).
  65. Further evidence on the wage curve. Economics Letters 38. (1992). 355-359. (with Wim Groot and Eddie Mekkelholt).
  66. Optimal investments in human capital under uncertainty. Economics of Education Review 11. (1992). 41-49. (with Wim Groot).
  67. An empirical analysis of university choice and earnings. De Economist 140. (1992). 293-309. (with Wim Groot and Joop Hartog).
  68. Study duration and earnings; a test in relation to the human capital screening debate. Economics Letters 40. (1992). 223-228.
  69. Education and earnings in the Netherlands: An empirical analysis. European Economic Review 34. (1990). 1353-1375.
  70. Education, allocation and earnings in the Netherlands: Overschooling?. Economics of Education Review 7. (1988). 185-194. (with Joop Hartog).

Book contributions

  1. Overeducation and mismatch in the labor market. In: E. Hanushek, S. Machin and L. Woessmann, eds. Handbook of the Economics of Education. Elsevier (2011). (with Edwin Leuven).
  2. Underinvestment in training?. In: Joop Hartog and Henriette Maassen van den Brink, eds. Human Capital: Moving the Frontier. Cambridge University Press (2007). (with Randolph Sloof and Joep Sonnemans).
  3. What should you know about the private returns to education?. In: Joop Hartog and Henriette Maassen van den Brink, eds. Human Capital: Moving the Frontier. Cambridge University Press (2007). (with Joop Hartog).
  4. Using (quasi-)experiments to evaluate education interventions. In: Joop Hartog and Henriette Maassen van den Brink, eds. Human Capital: Moving the Frontier. Cambridge University Press (2007).
  5. The Effectiveness of Human Capital Policies for Disadvantaged Groups in the Netherlands. In: P. Peterson and L. Woessmann, eds. Schools and the Equal Opportunity Problem. MIT Press (2006). (with Edwin Leuven).
  6. Reasons and policies to stimulate lifelong learning. In: Fons van Wieringen and Graham Attwell, eds. Vocational and Adult Education in Europe. Kluwer (1999).
  7. Demand and supply of adult education and training. In: Paul B?langer and Albert Tuijnman, eds. New Patterns of Adult Learning: A six-country comparative study. Elsevier (1997). (with Willem Houtkoop).
  8. Returns to within company schooling of employees: The case of the Netherlands. In: Lisa M. Lynch, eds. Training and the private sector: international comparisons. Chicago University Press (1994). (with Joop Hartog and Wim Groot).
  9. Age, wage and education in the Netherlands. In: P. Johnson and K.F. Zimmerman, eds. Labour markets in an aging Europe. Cambridge University Press (1993). (with Joop Hartog and Coen Teulings).