Short cv

Professor of Applied Economics

Head Department of Applied Economics

Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus Centre for Applied Sports Economics (ECASE)

e-mail 1: janvanours @

e-mail 2: vanours @


Honorary Professorial fellow University of Melbourne

Date - place of birth 1954 - Stellendam (Netherlands)


  • PhD Economics: Erasmus University Rotterdam (20-03-1986)

  • Master Economics: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (1977-82)

  • Master Mining Engineering: Technical University Delft (1971-77)

Fellow European Association of Labour Economists

Research fellow: Tinbergen Institute (Amsterdam/Rotterdam), CEPR (London), IZA (Bonn), GLO

Author at VoxEU

Editorial work:

Academic duty:


  • Hicks-Tinbergen medal - European Economic Association 1996; joint with Geert Ridder.

  • Economic Journal Referee Prize 2012

  • Journal of Health Economics Certificate of Reviewing Excellence 2013

  • Labour Economics Certificate of Reviewing Excellence 2013 and 2014

Book: The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets (with Tito Boeri)