Gerard Van den Berg

Professor, University of Bristol; Program Director, IZA Bonn; Research Fellow, CEPR

In 2009, Gerard J. van den Berg won the so-called Alexander von Humboldt Professorship prize. This is a prize of 3.5 million euro of research funding, supported by the German federal government through the Humboldt Foundation. Van den Berg was the first economist and social scientist to receive this prize. It involved a permanent position as Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim. Before this, he was Top Professor at the Dept. of Economics at VU University Amsterdam. He is also affiliated to IFAU (Uppsala) since 1999. In addition, he is Program Director at IZA (Bonn), leading the field of Labor Market Policy Evaluation. Previously he worked at Northwestern University, Princeton University, and Stockholm School of Economics.

Most of his research is in the fields of econometrics, labour economics, and health economics, notably on duration analysis, treatment evaluation, search theory, and long-run effects of early-life conditions. He has published in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, and other journals. He was Joint Managing Editor of The Economic Journal and Associate Editor of the Journal of Econometrics and the Journal of Population Economics. He is currently Professor at the University of Bristol. Since 2013 he is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

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