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Home | People | Paul Muller

Paul Muller

Research Fellow

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Research field
Empirical Microeconomics
Labor, Policy Evaluation, Search


I do research on empirical labor economics, with a focus on the matching between job seekers and employers. Using RCT’s as well as natural experiments I have studied job seekers’ strategies in finding employment. Furthermore I have evaluated and designed a variety of job search assistance programs, including automated online labor-market information provision.

List of publications

Koning, P., Muller, P. and Prudon, R. (2022). Do disability benefits hinder work resumption after recovery? Journal of Health Economics, 82:1--23.

Habla, W. and Muller, P. (2021). Experimental evidence of limited attention at the gym Experimental Economics, :.

Muller, P., van der Klaauw, B. and Heyma, A. (2020). Comparing econometric methods to empirically evaluate activation programs for job seekers Journal of Applied Econometrics, 35(5):526--547.

Belot, M., Kircher, P. and Muller, P. (2019). Providing advice to jobseekers at low cost: An experimental study on online advice Review of Economic Studies, 86(4):1411--1447.

Gautier, P., Muller, P., van der Klaauw, B., Rosholm, M. and Svarer, M. (2018). Estimating Equilibrium Effects of Job Search Assistance Journal of Labor Economics, 36(4):1073--1125.

Bettendorf, L., Jongen, E. and Muller, P. (2015). Childcare subsidies and labour supply - Evidence from a large Dutch reform Labour Economics, 36:112--123.