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Ward Romp

Research Fellow

University of Amsterdam
Research field
Ageing, Macroeconomics, Pensions, Political Economy


In his current research, Ward focuses on the interaction of pension policy, ageing, and the macroeconomy. After obtaining his PhD from the University of Groningen, he worked as postdoc at the University of Amsterdam and policy advisor at APG. Currently he is associate professor at the Amsterdam School of Economics. His work has been published in the Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review, and Economic Policy”

List of publications

Bikker, J., Knaap, T. and Romp, W. (2014). Measuring and explaining implicit risk sharing in defined benefit pension funds Applied Economics, 46(17):1996--2009.

Heijdra, B. and Romp, W. (2009). Human capital formation and macroeconomic performance in an ageing small open economy Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 33(3):725--744.

Heijdra, B. and Romp, W. (2009). Retirement, pensions, and ageing Journal of Public Economics, 93(3-4):586--604.

Heijdra, B. and Romp, W. (2008). A life-cycle overlapping-generations model of the small open econonmy Oxford Economic Papers, 60:88--121.