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Associate Professor

PhD Director Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE)

National Coordinator Netherlands Cohort Study on Education (NCO)

School of Business and Economics (SBE), Maastricht University


Since my PhD, I have published 28 articles in international refereed journals, written three books and several book chapters, and have contributed to several policy related documents that have exposed my work to the general public (through 19 policy reports and papers published as working papers).

My H-index is 15, my work is cited more than 575 times, according to Google Scholar, and has been published in top journals in economics, operations research, educational research and educational psychology (see top-publications). I have, among others, published in Computers & Education, the 3rd ranked journal in Educational Research (3/243, top 2% ranking) and in the Journal of Educational Psychology, the 3rd ranked journal in Educational Psychology (3/59, top 5% ranking).

I have several publications with renowned (international) co-authors and in many cases I am the first author on those publications. I also have published almost all of my articles without my PhD-supervisors or my promotors (in fact, the only publications I have with my promotors are publications of my PhD-students of which my former promotors were also the promotors).

I am regularly consulted by newspapers on topics that are related to my research, such as summer schools.



Current Interests:

Economics of Education, ICT in Education, Effect Studies in Education, Inequality in Education

Research Fields:

Education Economics, Efficiency of Education

Contact information:

Maastricht University

School of Business and Economics

Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Postal Address:

PO Box 616

6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands

carla . haelermans @ maastrichtuniversity . nl

@CarlaHaelermans

Read the interview with me by Kennisnet (in Dutch) here