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Hessel Oosterbeek

Research Fellow

University
University of Amsterdam
Researchgroup
Empirical Microeconomics
Interests
education, microeconometrics, policy evaluation

Key publications

List of publications

A.S. Booij and E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek. 2017. Ability Peer Effects in University: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment. The Review of Economic Studies, 84, 547--578, 0034-6527

T. Buser and H. Oosterbeek and E. Plug and J. Ponce and J. Rosero. 2017. The impact of positive and negative income changes on the height and weight of young children. The World Bank Economic Review, 31, 786--808, 0258-6770

N. Ketel and J. Linde and H. Oosterbeek and van der Klaauw, B.. 2016. Tuition fees and sunk-cost effects. Economic Journal, 126, 2342--2362, 0013-0133

P. Fredriksson and B. Öckert and H. Oosterbeek. 2016. Parental responses to public investments in children: Evidence from a maximum class size rule. Journal of Human Resources, 51, 832--868, 0022-166X

N. Ketel and E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek and van der Klaauw, B.. 2016. The returns to medical school: Evidence from admission lotteries. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8, 225--254, 1945-7782

De Haan, M. and E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek. 2016. School consolidation and student achievement. Journal of Law, Economics, \& Organization, 32, 816--839, 8756-6222

T. Buser and M. Niederle and H. Oosterbeek. 2014. Gender, competitiveness and career choices. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129, 1409--1447, 0033-5533

D. Hidalgo and H. Oosterbeek and D. Webbink. 2014. The impact of training vouchers on low-skilled workers. Labour Economics, 31, 117--128, 0927-5371

H. Oosterbeek and van Ewijk, R.. 2014. Gender peer effects in university: Evidence from a randomized experiment. Economics of Education Review, 38, 51--63, 0272-7757

P. Fredriksson and B. Öckert and H. Oosterbeek. 2013. Long-term effects of class size. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 128, 249--285, 0033-5533

E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek and de Wolf, I.. 2013. The effects of medical school on health outcomes: Evidence from admission lotteries. Journal of Health Economics, 32, 698--707, 0167-6296

H. Oosterbeek and van der Klaauw, B.. 2013. Ramadan, fasting and educational outcomes. Economics of Education Review, 34, 219--226, 0272-7757

D. Hidalgo and M. Onofa and H. Oosterbeek and J. Ponce. 2013. Can provision of free school uniforms harm attendance? Evidence from Ecuador. Journal of Development Economics, 103, 43--51, 0304-3878

A.S. Booij and E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek. 2012. The role of information in the take-up of student loans. Economics of Education Review, 31, 33--44, 0272-7757

H. Oosterbeek and R. Sloof and J. Sonnemans. 2011. Rent-seeking versus productive activities in a multi-task experiment. European Economic Review, 55, 630--643, 0014-2921

H. Oosterbeek and D. Webbink. 2011. Does studying abroad induce a brain drain?. Economica, 78, 347--366, 0013-0427

H. Oosterbeek and J. Ponce. 2011. The impact of computer use on earnings in a developing country: evidence from Ecuador. Labour Economics, 18, 434--440, 0927-5371

H. Oosterbeek and van Praag, M. and A. IJsselstein. 2010. The impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurship skills and motivation. European Economic Review, 54, 442--454, 0014-2921

E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek and van der Klaauw, B.. 2010. The effect of financial rewards on students' achievement: Evidence from a randomized experiment. Journal of the European Economic Association, 8, 1243--1265, 1542-4766

H. Oosterbeek and van den Broek, A.. 2009. An empirical analysis of borrowing behaviour of higher education students in the Netherlands. Economics of Education Review, 28, 170--177, 0272-7757

E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek. 2008. An alternative approach to estimate the wage returns to private-sector training. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 23, 423--434, 0883-7252

E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek and M. R\onning. 2008. Quasi-experimental estimates of the effect of class size on achievement in Norway. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 110, 663--693, 0347-0520

E. Leuven and C.M. Lindahl and H. Oosterbeek and H.D. Webbink. 2007. The Effect of Extra Funding for Disadvantaged Pupils on Achievement. Review of Economics and Statistics, 89, 721--736, 0034-6535

R. Sloof and H. Oosterbeek and J.H. Sonnemans. 2007. Does making specific investments unobservable boost investment incentives?. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 16, 911--942, 1058-6407

H. Oosterbeek and R. Sloof and J. Sonnemans. 2007. Who should invest in specific training?. Journal of Population Economics, 20, 329--357, 0933-1433

R. Sloof and H. Oosterbeek and J. Sonnemans. 2007. On the importance of default breach remedies. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 163, 5--22, 0932-4569

H. Oosterbeek and R. Sloof and J.H. Sonnemans. 2007. Promotion rules and skill acquisition: an experimental study. Economica, 74, 259--297, 0013-0427

R. Sloof and H. Oosterbeek and A.M. Riedl and J.H. Sonnemans. 2006. Breach remedies, reliance and renegotiation. International Review of Law and Economics, 26, 263--296, 0144-8188

E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek and R. Sloof and van Klaveren, C.. 2005. Worker reciprocity and employer investment in training. Economica, 72, 137--149, 0013-0427

H. Oosterbeek and R. Sloof and J. Sonnemans. 2004. Specific investments, holdup, and the outside option principle. European Economic Review, 48, 1399--1410, 0014-2921

E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek and van Ophem, H.. 2004. Explaining international differences in male skill wage differentials by differences in demand and supply of skill. Economic Journal, 114, 466--486, 0013-0133

H. Oosterbeek and R. Sloof and van de Kuilen, G.. 2004. Cultural differences in ultimatum game experiments: evidence from a meta-analysis. Experimental Economics, 7, 171--188, 1386-4157

H. Oosterbeek and R. Sloof and van de Kuilen, G.. 2004. Cultural differences in ultimatum game experiments: Evidence from a meta-analysis. Experimental Economics, 7, 171--188, 1386-4157

E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek and R. Sloof and J.H. Sonnemans. 2003. An experimental comparison of reliance levels under alternative breach remedies. RAND Journal of Economics, 34, 205--222, 0741-6261

H. Oosterbeek and J.H. Sonnemans and van Velzen, S.. 2003. The need for marriage contracts: an experimental study. Journal of Population Economics, 16, 431--453, 0933-1433

C. Harmon and H. Oosterbeek and I. Walker. 2003. The returns to education: microeconomics. Journal of Economic Surveys, 17, 115--155, 0950-0804

S.H.A.M. Dobbelsteen and J. Levin and H. Oosterbeek. 2002. The causal affect of class size on scholastic achievement: Distinguishing the pure class size effect of changes in class composition. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 64, 17--38, 0305-9049

H. Oosterbeek and S. Dobbelsteen and J. Levin. 2002. 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, 17--38, 0305-9049

H. Oosterbeek and E. Leuven. 2001. Shorter Papers - Comment - Firm-Specific Human Capital as a Shared Investment.. The American Economic Review, 91, 342--347, 0002-8282

E. Leuven and H. Oosterbeek. 2001. Firm-Specific Human Capital as a Shared Investment: Comment. The American Economic Review, 91, 342--347, 0002-8282

H. Oosterbeek and O. Ashenfelter and C. Harmon. 2001. A review of estimates of the schooling/earnings relationship, with tests for publication bias. Economic Journal, 111, 791--820, 0013-0133

J.H. Sonnemans and H. Oosterbeek and R. Sloof. 2001. On the relation between asset ownership and specific investments. Economic Journal, 111, 791--820, 0013-0133

H.M. Godfried and H. Oosterbeek and van Tulder, F.. 2001. Adverse selection and the demand for supplementary dental insurance. De Economist, 149, 177--190, 0013-063X

H. Oosterbeek and F.V. Tulder and M. Godfried. 2001. Adverse Selection and the Demand for Supplementary Dental Insurance. De Economist, 149, 177--190, 0013-063X

H. Oosterbeek. 2000. Introduction to special issue on overschooling. Economics of Education Review, 19, 129--130, 0272-7757

van Ophem, J.C.M. and H. Oosterbeek. 2000. Schooling Choices: Preferences, Discount Rates and Rates of Return. Empirical Economics, 15--34, 0377-7332

H. Oosterbeek. 2000. Schooling choises: preferences, discount rates, and rates of return. Empirical Economics, 25, 15--34, 0377-7332

H. Oosterbeek and J. Hartog. 1998. Health, wealth and happiness: Why pursue a higher education?. Economics of Education Review, 17, 245--256, 0272-7757

H. Oosterbeek and D. Webbink. 1997. Is there a hidden technical potential?. De Economist, 145, 159--177, 0013-063X

H. Oosterbeek. 1997. Returns to computer use: a simple test on the productivity interpretation.. Economics Letters, 55, 273--277, 0165-1765

H. Oosterbeek. 1996. A decomposition of training probabilities. Applied Economics, 28, 799--805, 0003-6846

H. Oosterbeek and H.D. Webbink. 1995. Enrolment in higher education in the Netherlands. De Economist, 143, 367--380, 0013-063X

H. Oosterbeek. 1995. Choosing the optimum mix of duration and effort in education. Economics of Education Review, 14, 253--263, 0272-7757

H. Oosterbeek and van Praag, C.M.. 1995. Firm-size wage differentials in the Netherlands. Small Business Economics, 7, 173--182, 0921-898X

W. Groot and H. Oosterbeek. 1994. Earnings effects of different components of schooling: human capital versus screening. Review of Economics and Statistics, 76, 317--321, 0034-6535

W. Groot and H. Oosterbeek. 1994. Stochastic reservation and offer wages. Labour Economics, 1, 383--390, 0927-5371

W. Groot and J. Hartog and H. Oosterbeek. 1994. Costs and revenues of investment in enterprise-related schooling. Oxford Economic Papers, 46, 658--675, 0030-7653

J. Hartog and H. Oosterbeek. 1993. Public and private sector wages in the Netherlands. European Economic Review, 37, 97--114, 0014-2921

H. Oosterbeek. 1993. Evidence on Screening: A Comment.. Economics of Education Review, 12, 89--90, 0272-7757

H. Oosterbeek. 1993. Evidence on screening: a comment. Economics of Education Review, 12, 88--90, 0272-7757

H. Oosterbeek. 1992. Study duration and earnings: A test in relation to the human capital versus screening debate. Economics Letters, 40, 223--228, 0165-1765

H. Oosterbeek and W. Groot and J. Hartog. 1992. An empirical analysis of university choice and earnings. De Economist, 140, 293--309, 0013-063X

H. Oosterbeek. 1992. Study duration and earnings; a test in relation to the human capital screening debate. Economics Letters, 40, 223--228, 0165-1765

W. Groot and E. Mekkelholt and H. Oosterbeek. 1992. Further evidence on the wage curve. Economics Letters, 38, 355--359, 0165-1765

H. Oosterbeek and W.J.N. Groot. 1992. Optimal Investment in Human Capital under Uncertainty. Economics of Education Review, 11, 41--49, 0272-7757

W. Groot and H. Oosterbeek. 1992. Optimal investments in human capital under uncertainty. Economics of Education Review, 11, 41--49, 0272-7757

H. Oosterbeek. 1990. Education and earnings in the Netherlands: An empirical analysis. European Economic Review, 34, 1353--1375, 0014-2921

H. Oosterbeek. 1990. Education and Earnings in the Netherlands: An Empirical Analysis. Economics of Education Review, 34, 1375--1353, 0272-7757

H. Oosterbeek and J. Hartog. 1988. Education, Allocation and Earnings in the Netherlands: Overschooling?. Economics of Education Review, 7, 185--194, 0272-7757

J. Hartog and H. Oosterbeek. 1988. Education, allocation and earnings in the Netherlands: Overschooling?. Economics of Education Review, 7, 185--194, 0272-7757

H. Oosterbeek and H.D. Webbink. 2007. Wage effects of an extra year of basic vocational education. Economics of Education Review, 26, 408--419, 0272-7757

E. Leuven and M. Lindahl and H. Oosterbeek and D. Webbink. 2010. Expanding schooling opportunities for 4-year-olds. Economics of Education Review, 29, 319--328, 0272-7757