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Ernst-Jan de Bruijn


Dr. E. de Bruijn
+31 71 527 6054

Ernst-Jan is a lecturer at the department of Economics.

More information about Ernst-Jan de Bruijn

Ernst-Jan de Bruijn obtained his PhD in Economics from Wageningen University in 2021. His PhD-thesis was entitled: "The Financial and Administrative Burden of Financially Vulnerable Households".

His research interests focus on the behavioral-economic perspective on poverty and over-indebtedness, economic decision making, and the role of social policy. In his studies, he investigates the impact of (changes in) social policy programs on several outcomes. Furthermore, he examines the determinants, consequences, and potential solutions for the administrative, financial, and psychological burdens faced by financially vulnerable households. To this end, he uses a mixture of methods including field experiments, quasi-experimental methods, structural equation modeling, and scale development. With his research, he aims to gain insight into the mechanisms underlying poverty and over-indebtedness and into the impact of social policy programs. Overall, he wants to contribute to the alleviation of poverty and over-indebtedness.

CV can be downloaded here.



  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Economie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number A2.58



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