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Mierau, Prof. Jochen

Jochen Mierau
Jochen Mierau

As Professor of Public Health Economics, Jochen Mierau focuses on health differences. ‘It is a known fact that people in various groups differ from one another in regards to their health. These groups are based, for instance, on region, socioeconomic position, education or income. I research how these differences arise and which mechanisms contribute to this. In addition, I teach students and professionals in order for this knowledge to grow.’ Furthermore, as scientific director of the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health, Mierau forms connections and networks between knowledge institutions, provinces and municipalities in the Northern Netherlands and beyond. ‘It intrigues me that we have such large differences in health in this country. I hope to bring people closer together and reduce this inequality through science and policy.’

Mierau is a critical follower of the Cabinet’s coronavirus policy. He was invited by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport to give expert advice on the coronavirus measures. He calls, among other things, for more testing and a regional approach. Mierau is also one of the initiators of the LifeLines coronavirus study. This will paint a picture of the COVID-19 disease, risk factors for serious symptoms and the psychological consequences of the pandemic.

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Publications

2020

Toebes, B., Hesselman, M., Mierau, J. O., & van Dijk, J. P. (2020). A renewed call for transdisciplinary action on NCDs. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 20(1), [22]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12914-020-00241-z
Reneman, M. F., Beemster, T. T., Welling, S. J., Mierau, J. O., & Dijk, H. H. (2020). Vocational Rehabilitation for Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain With or Without a Work Module: An Economic Evaluation. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-020-09921-y
Alessie, R. J. M., Angelini, V., Mierau, J. O., & Viluma, L. (2020). Moral hazard and selection for voluntary deductibles. Health Economics. https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.4134
Mierau, J. O., Kann-Weedage, D., Hoekstra, P. J., Spiegelaar, L., Jansen, D. E. M. C., Vermeulen, K. M., ... Groenman, A. P. (2020). Assessing quality of life in psychosocial and mental health disorders in children: a comprehensive overview and appraisal of generic health related quality of life measures. BMC Pediatrics, 20(1), [329]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-020-02220-8
Nisa, C., Belanger, J. J., Faller, D., Mierau, J., Austin, M., Buttrick, N., ... Leander, P. (Accepted/In press). Appealing to economic (vs. health) risk may be more effective to fight COVID-19: A multilevel analysis in 24 countries. PsyArXiv Preprints. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/tkq5r
Soer, R., Reneman, M. F., Mierau, J. O., Preuper, H. R. S., Stegeman, P., Speijer, B. L. G. N., ... Coppes, M. H. (2020). Can We Change Health Care Costs in Patients With Complex Backs Pain? Results From a 5 year Before and After Study. SPINE. https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0000000000003550
Mierau, J., Dekker, L., & Rijnks, R. (2020). Population Health Disparities by Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status. Manuscript submitted for publication. In PAA Annual meeting
Freriks, R. D., Mierau, J. O., Buskens, E., Pizzo, E., Luijckx, G. J., van der Zee, D. J., & Lahr, M. (2020). Centralising acute stroke care within clinical practice in the Netherlands: lower bounds of the causal impact. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1), [103]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-4959-3
Niccodemi, G., Alessie, R., Angelini, V., Mierau, J., & Wansbeek, T. (2020). Refining clustered standard errors with few clusters. (SOM Research Reports; Vol. 2020002-EEF). Groningen: University of Groningen, SOM research school.
Freriks, R., & Mierau, J. (2020). Rugzakbeleid heeft levensloopperspectief leerlingen flink verbeterd. Economisch Statistische Berichten, 105(4782), 77-79.

2019

de Boer, W. I. J., Dekker, L., Koning, R., Navis, G., & Mierau, J. (2020). How are lifestyle factors associated with socioeconomic differences in health care costs? Evidence from full population data in the Netherlands: Evidence from full population data in the Netherlands. Preventive Medicine, 130, [105929]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105929
Konings, S., Bruggeman, R., Mierau, J. O., Feenstra, T., Visser, E., & Schoevers, R. A. (2019). PERSONALIZED HEALTHCARE EPISODE IDENTIFICATION IN SCHIZOPHRENIA SPECTRUM DISORDER USING HEALTHCARE CONSUMPTION TRAJECTORIES. Value in Health, 22, 689. [PMH49]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2019.09.1523
Mierau, J., Gebben, M., Turenhout, Y., & Koster, S. (2019). Kader Lerende Evaluatie van het Nationaal Programma Groningen.
Howdon, D., Mierau, J., & Liew, S. (2019). The relationship between early life urbanicity and depression in late adulthood: evidence from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. BMJ Open, 9(9), [028090]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028090
Vlaspolder, G., Mulder, B., Huckriede, A., Mulder, L., Täuber, S., Mierau, J., ... Friedrich, A. W. (2019). Verschillende perspectieven op influenzavaccinatie bij zorgprofessionals. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Medische Microbiologie, 27(3), 137-147.
Freriks, R. D., Mierau, J. O., van der Schans, J., Groenman, A. P., Hoekstra, P. J., Postma, M. J., ... Cao, Q. (2019). Cost-Effectiveness of Treatments in Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Continuous-Time Markov Modeling Approach. MDM policy & practice, 4(2), 2381468319867629. https://doi.org/10.1177/2381468319867629
Dijk, H., & Mierau, J. (2019). Mental Health over the Life Course: Evidence for a U-Shape? (SOM Research Reports; Vol. 2019004). Groningen: University of Groningen, SOM research school.
de Boer, W. I. J., Buskens, E., Koning, R. H., & Mierau, J. O. (2019). Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Health Care Costs: A Population-Wide Study in the Netherlands. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 109(6), 927-933. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305035
Heijdra, B. J., Jiang, Y., & Mierau, J. O. (2019). The Macroeconomic Effects of Longevity Risk Under Private and Public Insurance and Asymmetric Information. Economist-Netherlands, 167(2), 177-213. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10645-019-09336-y
Alessie, R. J. M., Angelini, V., van den Berg, G. J., Mierau, J. O., & Viluma, L. (2019). Economic conditions at birth and cardiovascular disease risk in adulthood: Evidence from post-1950 cohorts. Social Science and Medicine, 224, 77-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.02.006
Freriks, R. D., & Mierau, J. O. (2019). Heterogeneous Effects of School Resources on Child Mental Health Development: Evidence from the Netherlands. (SOM Research Reports; Vol. 2019, No. 005). Groningen: University of Groningen, SOM research school.
Dijk, H., Freriks, R., Groenman, A., Mierau, J., Knot-Dickscheit, J. (Ed.), & Knorth, E. (Ed.) (2019). Kosteneffectiviteit bij hulp aan gezinnen met meervoudige en complexe problemen. In Gezinnen met meervoudige en complexe problemen: Theorie en praktijk (1 ed., pp. 468-490). Lemniscaat.

2018

de Boer, W., Koning, R. H., & Mierau, J. O. (2019). Ex Ante and Ex Post Willingness to Pay for Hosting a Large International Sport Event. Journal of Sports Economics, 20(2), 159-176. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527002518771445
Angelini, V., Howdon, D. D. D., & Mierau, J. O. (2019). Childhood Socioeconomic Status and Late-Adulthood Mental Health: Results from the Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 74(1), 95-104. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gby028
Angelini, V., & Mierau, J. (2018). Late-life health effects of teenage motherhood. Demographic Research, 39, 1081-1104. [41]. https://doi.org/10.4054/DemRes.2018.39.41
de Boer, W. I. J., Buskens, E., Koning, R. H., & Mierau, J. O. (2018). The Socioeconomic Gradient of Insured Healthcare Costs: a Population Wide Study of the Netherlands. European Journal of Public Health, 28(Suppl.4), 302-302. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky213.884
Alessie, R., Angelini, V., Mierau, J. O., & Viluma, L. (2018). Economic downturns and infant health. Economics and Human Biology, 30, 162-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2018.07.005
Mierau, J. O., & Mink, M. (2018). A Descriptive Model of Banking and Aggregate Demand. Economist-Netherlands, 166(2), 207-237. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10645-018-9320-4
Freriks, R. D., Luijckx, G. J., van der Zee, D. J., Pizzo, E., Mierau, J. O., & Lahr, M. M. H. (2018). Comparing cost-effectiveness of a centralised versus decentralised stroke care system in northern Netherlands - Using patient-level data to estimate real-world effects Netherlands - Using patient-level data to estimate real-world effects. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 45(suppl. 1), 30-30.
Harvey, L. A., Mierau, J. A., & Rockey, J. (2018). Inequality in an Equal Society. (SOM Research Reports; Vol. 2018012-EEF). University of Groningen, SOM research school.

2016

Heijdra, B. J., Mierau, J. O., & Trimborn, T. (2017). Stimulating annuity markets. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 16(4), 554-583. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474747216000056
Angelini, V., Klijs, B., Smidt, N., & Mierau, J. O. (2016). Associations between Childhood Parental Mental Health Difficulties and Depressive Symptoms in Late Adulthood: The Influence of Life-Course Socioeconomic, Health and Lifestyle Factors. PLoS ONE, 11(12), [e0167703]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0167703
Klijs, B., Angelini, V., Mierau, J. O., & Smidt, N. (2016). The role of life-course socioeconomic and lifestyle factors in the intergenerational transmission of the metabolic syndrome: results from the LifeLines Cohort Study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 45(4), 1236-1246. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyw076
Mierau, J., & Mink, M. (2016). A descriptive model of banking an aggregate demand. (SOM Research Reports; Vol. 16011-EEF). Groningen: University of Groningen, SOM research school.

2017

Koning, R. H., Mierau, J., & Peeters, T. (2017). Guest Editors' Introduction. International journal of sport finance, 12(3), 242-243.
de Boer, W. I. J., Koning, R. H., & Mierau, J. O. (2017). Ex-ante and ex-post willingness-to-pay for hosting a major cycling event. (SOM Research Reports; No. 17013-EEF). Groningen: University of Groningen, SOM research school.
Angelini, V., & Mierau, J. (2017). Late-life Health Effects of Teenage Motherhood. (SOM Research Reports; No. 17002-EEF). Groningen: University of Groningen, SOM research school.
Abrahms, M., & Mierau, J. (2017). Leadership Matters: The Effects of Targeted Killings on Militant Group Tactics. Terrorism and Political Violence, 29(5), 830-851. https://doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2015.1069671

2015

Mierau, J. O. (2015). The activity and lethality of militant groups: Ideology, capacity, and environment. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 8(1), 23-37. https://doi.org/10.1080/17467586.2014.964740

2014

Heijdra, B. J., Mierau, J. O., & Reijnders, S. M. (2014). A tragedy of annuitization? Longevity insurance in general equilibrium. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 18(7), 1607-1634. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1365100513000072
Angelini, V., & Mierau, J. O. (2014). Born at the right time? Childhood health and the business cycle. Social Science & Medicine, 109, 35-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.03.014
Mierau, J. O., & Turnovsky, S. J. (2014). Demography, growth, and inequality. Economic Theory, 55(1), 29-68. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00199-013-0749-z
Mierau, J. O., & Turnovsky, S. J. (2014). Capital accumulation and the sources of demographic change. Journal of Population Economics, 27(3), 857-894. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-013-0479-3
Mierau, J. O., & Suari Andreu, E. (2014). Fiscal rules and government size in the European Union. (SOM Research Reports; Vol. 14009-EEF). Groningen: University of Groningen, SOM research school.
Heijdra, B., Mierau, J., & Trimborn, T. (2014). Stimulating annuity markets. (SOM Research Reports; Vol. 14015-EEF). Groningen: University of Groningen, SOM research school.

2013

Mierau, J. O., & Mink, M. (2013). Are stock market crises contagious? The role of crisis definitions. Journal of Banking & Finance, 37(12), 4765-4776. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2013.08.025
de Haan, J., Jong-A-Pin, R., & Mierau, J. O. (2013). Do budgetary institutions mitigate the common pool problem? New empirical evidence for the EU. Public Choice, 156(3-4), 423-441. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-012-9949-5
Mierau, J. O. (2013). The activity and lethality of militant groups: Ideology, capacity, and environment. (SOM Research Reports; Vol. 13007-EEF). Groningen: University of Groningen, SOM research school.

2012

Heijdra, B. J., & Mierau, J. O. (2012). The individual life-cycle, annuity market imperfections and economic growth. Journal of economic dynamics & control, 36(6), 876-890. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jedc.2012.01.001
Angelini, V., & Mierau, J. O. (2012). Social and economic aspects of childhood health: Evidence from Western-Europe. (SOM Research Reports; Vol. 12002-EEF). Groningen: University of Groningen, SOM research school.

2011

Gassebner, M., Jong-A-Pin, R., & Mierau, J. O. (2011). Terrorism and cabinet duration. International Economic Review, 52(4), 1253-1270. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2354.2011.00666.x
Heijdra, B. J., & Mierau, J. O. (2011). The individual life cycle and economic growth: An essay on demographic macroeconomics. Economist-Netherlands, 159(1), 63-87. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10645-010-9153-2
Mierau, J. O. (2011). Annuities, public policy and demographic change in overlapping generations models. Groningen: University of Groningen, SOM research school.

2010

Heijdra, B. J., & Mierau, J. O. (2010). GROWTH EFFECTS OF CONSUMPTION AND LABOR-INCOME TAXATION IN AN OVERLAPPING-GENERATIONS LIFE-CYCLE MODEL. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 14(2), 151-175. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1365100510000337

2009

Heijdra, B. J., & Mierau, J. O. (2009). Annuity market imperfection, retirement and economic growth. (CESifo Working Papers; Vol. 2717). Munich: CESifo.

2008

Gassebner, M., Jong-A-Pin, R., & Mierau, J. O. (2008). Terrorism and electoral accountability: One strike, you're out! Economics Letters, 100(1), 126-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2007.12.011

2007

Mierau, J. O., Jong-A-Pin, R., & de Haan, J. (2007). Do political variables affect fiscal policy adjustment decisions? New empirical evidence. Public Choice, 133(3-4), 297-319. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-007-9189-2
Mierau, J. O., Jong-A-Pin, R., & Gassebner, M. (2007). Terrorism and cabinet stability: an empirical analysis. (KOF Working Paper; Vol. 181). Zurich: Swiss Economic Institute.
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