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prof. dr. A.P. van Vuuren

Professor in Econometrics
prof. dr. A.P. van Vuuren

Personal details 

Aico Peter van Vuuren, Full professor in Econometrics. 

Date of birth: September, 6th, 1973.
Nationality: Dutch.


VU University Amsterdam, 01/09/1997 
Main subject: Master in Economics (01/09/1997, cum laude) and Master in Econometrics (01/09/1997, cum laude). 


VU University Amsterdam, 22/01/2002, Supervisor: Prof. dr. G.J. van den Berg 

Title of thesis: Empirical analysis of job search using novel types of data 

Work experience since graduating 

  • Full Professor at the University of Groningen, 2021-.
  • Full Professor at the University of Gothenburg, 2015-.
  • Associate Professor at the VU University Amsterdam, 2009-2015.
  • Assistant Professor at the VU University Amsterdam, 2004-2009.
  • Postdoc, University of Amsterdam and Central Planning Bureau, 2004-2005
  • Postdoc, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2002-2004,
  • Postdoc, VU University Amsterdam, 2001-2002. 

Other affiliations

  • Georgetown University, Washington DC. 2017-.
  • IZA research Fellow, 2018-
  • Tinbergen Institute Research Fellow, 2009-2015.
  • Visiting Professor, SOFI-Stockholm University, 2018.
  • Consultant, ILO, Geneva, 2014-.
  • Lecturer in the CFA program, VU-Amsterdam, 2010-2014.

Scholarships, prizes and fellowships 

  • Veni-scholarship, ($312,500) (2005-2009). The evolution off the firm size distribution and search frictions in the labor market.
  • Vetenskaprådet, SEK 2,700,000 ($337,500), 2018-2021 (PI).
  • Stiftelsen för forskning I Västsverige ($43,750) 2018-2019 (PI).
  • Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius stiftelse samt Tore Browaldhs stiftelse, SEK 2,000,000 ($250,000), 2020-2022. This research project was initiated to setup the “Structural Econometrics research team”. Leader (PI): Aico van Vuuren, other members: Andreas Dzemski, Florin Maican and Li Chen.
  • Vetenskaprådet, SEK 4,300,000 ($337,500), 2018-2021, with Mikael Lindahl (PI) and Andreas Dzemski. 

Recruitment activities

  • Browaldh tenure track positions: Li Chen (2016) and Elisabet Olme (2019).
  • Wallander postdoc positions: Arnaldur Stefansson (2020), Sanna Ericsson (2021, in process).

 Additional professional activities 

Member of the teaching board, VU University Amsterdam, 2013-2015.

Member of the departmental board, Gothenburg University, 2018-.

Member of the research board, Gothenburg University, 2015-.


Andreas Dzemski, Univerity of Gothenburg, 2015-.

PhD students

  • Maksym Khomenko (2015-2019, main advisor, finished)
  • Mikael Moutakis (2015-, second advisor).
  • Rujie Tijan (2018-, second advisor).
  • Ville Inkinen (2020-, second advisor).

 PhD grading committee

  • Frederik Hanson, 2020, Uppsala University, external committee member and replacement for opponent.

 International activities 

Visit to Aarhus Business School, 2001, 2 months (invitation from Professor N. Westergaard-Nielsen). 
Visit to University College London, 2002, 3 months (invitation from Professor R. Blundell).

Visit to SOFI-Stockholm University, 2018, 5 months. 

Short visits to ASB, Aarhus (2004, 2006, 2007) and Georgetown University, Washington DC (2006, 2007, 2008, 2016). 

Participation in International Networks

ESF EUROCORES network “Homeownership, commuting and labour mobility”. This network was in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen (Harminder Battu and Euan Phimister), University of Aarhus (Michael Svarer and Jacob Munch) and FEDEA, Madrid (Nahm Kee Ahn).

Program committee and conference organization 

European Meeting of the Association of Labour Economics, 2013- 
Co-organizer of the labor and applied microeconometrics seminars, Tinbergen, 2010-2015. 

Journal article and book reviewer 

Economic Journal, Economic Record, Empirical Economics, Environment and Planning A, European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Publishers, International Economic Journal, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Urban Economics, Labour economics, Labour, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Regional Studies, Review of Economic Studies, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Worldbank Economic Review. 

Textbook of Frank, Microeconomics.

Expert reviewer for scientific committees

BRAIN-BE, BELSPO (Belgian Federal Science Policy Office).

Invited lectures 

  • IFN, Stockholm, March, 2020.
  • Bristol University, June, 2018.
  • Helsinki, June, 2018.
  • Georgetown University, October, 2017.
  • Uppsala University, May, 2016.
  • IFAU, Uppsala, December 2015.
  • ZEW, Mannheim, June & December, 2015.
  • University of Southern Denmark, October 2015.
  • University of Gothenburg, October 2014.
  • University of Cologne, April 2014.
  • University of Marseille Aix-en-Provence, December 2013.
  • Universidad Pacifico del Peru, October 2009.
  • First Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors , Washington DC, March 2009.
  • ZEW workshop on Gender and the labor market, Mannheim, March 2008.
  • University of Alicante, June 2007.
  • University of Elche, June 2007.
  • Aarhus school of Business, October 2006.
  • University of Aarhus, October 2006.
  • University of Valencia, March 2006.
  • FEDEA, Madrid, March 2005.
  • University of Aberdeen, September, 2005.
  • University of Oslo, February 2002.
  • Tow search and matching conference, Iowa city, July 2000.
  • Conference on the econometrics and policy evaluation, Paris, January 2000.
  • University of Aarhus, December 1999.
  • Conference on inference and decision making, June 1999.


International Labor Organization (2013, 10,000USD, 2015, 12,000 USD) and Dutch Ministery of General Affairs (WRR, 2002, 8,000 Euros). 

Teaching experience

  • Econometrics and statistics (Msc, economics)
  • Economics of the Welfare State (Msc, economics)
  • Game theory (Bsc, econometrics, coordinator)
  • Labour Economics (Msc, economics, coordinator, most recent evaluation: 5/5)
  • Macro-economics (Bsc, economics)
  • Micro-economics (Bsc, economics, coordinator, most recent evaluation: 3.92/5)
  • Applied microeconometrics (Phd, MPhil)
  • Econometrics I (Phd, Gothenburg).
  • Econometrics IV (Phd, Gothenburg, most recent evaluation 5/5).
  • Graduate Econometrics, (Master Economics/Finance, Gothenburg).

Teaching experience on invitation 

  • Game theory at the Rotterdam School of Business.
  • CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), Level 1, Economics.

Teaching qualifications 

Basic qualification for teaching (2014). 

Language skills 

Dutch (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent) and German (understanding), Swedish (intermediate).

Computer language skills 

C/C++, Java, Python, GAUSS, Ox, STATA, LaTeX, R, Linux (OS X), experience in working with cluster computing.


Journals (ranked by the journal's ranking) 

Returns to tenure or seniority (2014), Econometrica, 82, 705-730 (with Sebastian Buhai, Miguel Portela and Coen Teulings). 

On-the-job search, mismatch and efficiency (2010), Review of Economic Studies, 77, 245-272 (with Pieter Gautier and Coen Teulings).

Quantile regression and sample selection, a control function approach (2021), Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming (with Ivan Fernandez-Val and Francis Vella).

Using a structural-form model to analyze the impact of homeownership on unemployment duration (2017), Journal of Applied Econometrics, 32, 858–876 (single authored)

Measuring the macroeconomic effects of benefit dispersion in an equilibrium search model (2000), Journal of Applied Econometrics, 15, 547-574 (with Gerard. J. van den Berg and Geert Ridder).

City structure and the location of young urban professionals (2018), Journal of Urban Economics, 104, 1-15 (single authored, leading article).

Terrorism and attitudes towards minorities: the effect of the Theo van Gogh murder on house prices in Amsterdam (2009), Journal of Urban Economics, 65, 113-126 (with Pieter Gautier and Arjen Siegmann, leading article).

 Identifying present bias and time preferences with an application to land-lease-contract data (2020), Econometrics Journal, 23, 363-385 (with Pieter Gautier).

Labor Market Prospects, Search Intensity and the Transition from College to Work (2009), European Economic Review, 54, 294-316. (with Bas van der Klaauw).

The Black-White Wage Gap Among US Women Across the Distribution: Derek Neal Redux (2015), Labour Economics, 22, 66-71 (with Jim Albrecht and Susan Vroman)

The effect of search frictions on wages (2010), Labour Economics, 17, 875-885. (with Gerard J. van den Berg).

Counterfactual distributions with sample selection adjustments: econometric theory and an application to the Netherlands (2009), Labour Economics, 16, 383-396 (with James Albrecht and Susan Vroman).

Refugees and apartment prices: a case study to investigate the attitudes of home buyers (2019), Regional Science and Urban Economics, 77, 20-37 (with Josef Kjellander and Viktor Nilsson).

The effect of land lease on house prices (2019), Journal of Housing Economics (with Pieter Gautier).

Greasing the wheels from trade: a profile of the Dutch transaction sector (2005), De Economist 153, 139-165 (with Harry P. van Dalen).

Using firm data to assess the performance of equilibrium search models of the labor market (2003), Annales d'Economie et de Statistique 67, 227-256 (with Gerard J. van den Berg). 

Working papers

Decomposing Changes in the Distribution of Real Hourly Wages in the U.S. (with Ivan Fernandez-Val and Francis Vella and Franco Perrachi, R&R for Quantitative Economics)

Hours worked and the U.S. distribution of real annual earnings 1976-2016 (with Ivan Fernandez-Val and Francis Vella and Franco Perrachi, R&R for Journal of Applied Ecoonometrics). 

The broker effect: determinants of performance in residential real estate transactions (with Arjen Siegmann and Pieter Gautier). 

Marital Sorting, Household Inequality and Selection (with Ivan Fernandez-Val and Francis Vella and Franco Perrachi). 

Family Earnings and Hours of Work (with Ivan Fernandez-Val and Francis Vella and Franco Perrachi).

An Empirical Search Model of the Amsterdam Housing Market, (with Pieter Gautier, Jim Albrecht and Susan Vroman).

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