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Home | People | Nadine Ketel

Nadine Ketel

Research Fellow

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Research field
Empirical Microeconomics
Applied Microeconomics, Education, Field Experiments, Health, Labor, Policy Evaluation


Nadine Ketel is an assistant professor at the Department of Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since February 2019. She is also a Research Affiliate at IZA and CEPR (Labour Economics Programme).

Prior to joining the VU, she was an assistant professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden from 2015-2019. Nadine Ketel received her PhD from the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2016. Her research interests are labor economics, educational economics and the economics of crime, which she studies mainly using natural and field experiments. Her research has been published in journals such as AEJ: Applied Economics and the Economic Journal.

List of publications

Bolhaar, J., Ketel, N. and van der Klaauw, B. (2020). Caseworker's discretion and the effectiveness of welfare-to-work programs Journal of Public Economics, 183:1--19.

Bolhaar, J., Ketel, N. and van Der Klaauw, B. (2019). Job search periods for welfare applicants: Evidence from a randomized experiment American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 11(1):92--125.

Ketel, N., Linde, J., Oosterbeek, H. and van der Klaauw, B. (2016). Tuition fees and sunk-cost effects Economic Journal, 126(598):2342--2362.

Ketel, N., Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H. and van der Klaauw, B. (2016). The Returns to Medical School: Evidence from Admission Lotteries American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8(2):225--254.