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Home | People | Niels Rietveld

Niels Rietveld

Research Fellow

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research field
Organizations and Markets
Applied Econometrics, Entrepreneurship, Health


Niels Rietveld is an associate professor at the department of Applied Economics, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam and executive director of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Behavior and Biology. His primary fields of research are "Economics and human biology" and "The economics of entrepreneurship". He is currently leading the ERC Starting Grant project "Genes, Policy, and Social Inequality"

List of publications

Patel, PankajC. and Rietveld, CorneliusA. (2023). Right of association and new business entry: country-level evidence from the market sector Small Business Economics, 61(3):1161--1177.

Thurik, A.Roy, Audretsch, DavidB., Block, JörnH., Burke, A., Carree, MartinA., Dejardin, M., Rietveld, CorneliusA., Sanders, M., Stephan, U. and Wiklund, J. (2023). The impact of entrepreneurship research on other academic fields Small Business Economics, 62(2):727--751.

Rietveld, CorneliusA. and Patel, PankajC. (2022). Gender inequality and the entrepreneurial gender gap: Evidence from 97 countries (2006–2017) Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 32(4):1205--1229.

Dias Pereira, R., Rietveld, N. and van Kippersluis, H. (2022). The Interplay between Maternal Smoking and Genes in Offspring Birth Weight Journal of Human Resources, :.

Rietveld, CorneliusA. and Hoogendoorn, B. (2021). The mediating role of values in the relationship between religion and entrepreneurship Small Business Economics, 58(3):1309--1335.

Patel, PankajC., Rietveld, C.(. and Pereira, I. (2021). The relation between public assistance and self-employment in census tracts: a long-term perspective Journal of Evolutionary Economics, :.

Patel, PankajC. and Rietveld, C.(. (2021). Does globalization affect perceptions about entrepreneurship? The role of economic development Small Business Economics, 58(3):1545--1562.

Rietveld, N., Slob, E. and Thurik, R. (2020). A decade of research on the genetics of entrepreneurship: a review and view ahead Small Business Economics, :.

Rietveld, N. and Patel, P. (2020). Prescription opioids and new business establishments Small Business Economics, :.

Rietveld, N. and Patel, P. (2019). ADHD and later-life labor market outcomes in the United States The European Journal Of Health Economics, 20(7):949--967.

Rietveld, N., Bernoster, I., Thurik, R. and Torrès, O. (2018). Overconfidence, optimism, and entrepreneurship Sustainability, 10(7):2233.

van der Zwan, P., Hessels, J. and Rietveld, N. (2018). Self-employment and satisfaction with life, work, and leisure Journal of Economic Psychology, 64:73--88.

van Kippersluis, H. and Rietveld, N. (2018). Beyond Plausibly Exogenous Econometrics Journal, 21(3):316--331.

Hoogendoorn, B., Rietveld, N. and Van Stel, A. (2016). Belonging, believing, bonding, and behaving: The relationship between religion and business ownership at the country level Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 26(3):1--32.

Rietveld, N., van Kippersluis, H. and Thurik, R. (2014). Self-employment and Health: Barriers or Benefits? Health Economics, 24(10):1302--1313.

Hessels, J., Rietveld, N. and van der Zwan, P. (2014). Unraveling two myths about entrepreneurs Economics Letters, 122(3):435--438.

van der Loos, MatthijsJ.H.M., Koellinger, PhilippD., Groenen, PatrickJ.F., Rietveld, CorneliusA., Rivadeneira, F., van Rooij, FrankJ.A., Uitterlinden, A.G., Hofman, A. and Thurik, A.Roy (2011). Candidate gene studies and the quest for the entrepreneurial gene Small Business Economics, 37(3):269--275.