Janneke Pieters

Welcome to my website. I am an Associate Professor in the Development Economics Group at Wageningen University, Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), and Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER.

I am also a member of the Wageningen Young Academy, where we recently published a report on Diversity and Inclusion in Recognition and Rewards (a movement in Dutch academia towards a new system of evaluating academics).

At Wageningen University, I teach BSc and MSc courses on Trade & Development, Development Economics, and Intermediate Microeconomics.

My research interests are primarily in the fields of labor economics and development economics, with a focus on labor markets and gender inequality. I'm interested in the determinants and consequences of female labor supply in developing countries, and I have recently studied the links between trade liberalization and women's labor market outcomes in Brazil, Indonesia, and India. This work was part of IDRC's GrOW program, funded by IDRC, DFID, and the Hewlett Foundation. I currently co-lead the project "The dynamics of women’s work: routes to economic and social empowerment" at UNU-WIDER.

With the World Bank Gender group and Development Data group, I have worked on the measurement of labor in agriculture, on the implications of the new ICLS definitions of work and employment (according to which, production of goods primarily intended for own consumption is no longer considered employment), and on the impacts of COVID-19 on work and income in African countries.

For a list of published papers, working papers, and work in progress, please see my Research page.