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Marike Knoef

Professor Empirical Microeconomics

Prof.dr. M.G. Knoef
+31 71 527 4856

Marike Knoef is professor Empirical Micro-Economics at the department of Economics.

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Full CV can be downloaded here



  • Member of the board of directors Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar). Development research agenda (2017-)

  • Visiting lecturer Science Works. Policy research and evaluation (2016-2017)

  • Visiting lecturer TIAS School for Business and Society. Masterclass pension innovation (2015-2018)
  • Research fellow Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) (2015-)
  • Social and Economic Council, co-author advisory report on the future of the Dutch pension system, 2 days a week (July 2014 - January 2015) 
  • Research Fellow Leiden Law School (2011-) 
  • Senior researcher CentERdata (2011-2012)
  • Junior researcher CentERdata (2006-2010) 
  • Research fellow Netspar 
  • Internship Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
  • Research assistant, CentER Applied Research (2003)
  • Teaching and research assistant, Tilburg University (2002-2006)


  • Nominated for Huibregtsen Prize 2018. The Huibregtsen Prize is intended for a
  • scientifically innovative research project that offers a social application

  • World Cultural Council special recognition award: distinction for leading scientists (2017)
  • Scientific organizer Netspar International Pension Workshop 2015-2018
  • Pensioenlab: supervising a group of enthusiastic young people preparing their pension advice
  • Member advisory group Survey Participation Act, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
  • Scientific committee ‘Gender Gaps in the Labor Market’ conference 2016, Warsaw, Poland
  • Guest member Netspar editorial board (2016)
  • Member think tank ‘Long systems: pensions, health care, labor market, social security and education’, De Argumentenfabriek (by Frank Kalshoven)
  • Scientific committee member European Society for Population Economics conference 2015, Izmir, Turkey
  • Member of the advisory commission of the research project `Development of the purchasing power of pensioners’ ANBO (2014-2015)
  • Scientific committee Dutch Economists Day 2014
  • Member of the client board of Statistics Netherlands (2014-)
  • Leiden Congress Ambassador (2013-)
  • Board member Dutch Institute for Social Security, (2008-)

Selected refereed publications


  • Netspar topicality grant ‘Design of freedom of choice and customized products in pension arrangements’ (2017)
  • Pensioenlab en Netspar ‘Pension awareness of young adults’ (2017)
  • ZonMw vakkundig aan het werk ‘Big data and work reintegration’ (2016)
  • Instituut Gak ‘Self-sufficiency and social protection’ (2016)
  • Netspar large vision grant ‘Uncertainty over the life cycle: implications for pensions and saving behavior’ (2016)
  • Netspar topicality grant ‘What is an adequate pension’ (2016)

  • Pension and consumption expectations, Autoriteit Financiële Markten (2014)

  • Netspar topicality grant ‘Pensioeninkomens in internationaal perspectief’ (2014)
  • Netspar/NWO theme grant 'Pension savings and consumption needs of current and future retirees' (2013)
  • Netspar topicality grant 'Pensioeninkomens, consumptiebehoeften en ouderenzorg' (2013)
  • Netspar topicality grant 'Pension reforms and the financial well-being of Dutch elderly households' (2011)


Media video

Nov 2018        Contribution Pensioen3daagse

Oct 2018         Inaugural lecture “Dromen over een goed pensioen; origamipapier en datascience”

Aug 2018        BNR nieuwsradio, Zakendoen, about the statutory retirement age

May 2018        NPO Radio, De Dag #82. Waarom we weinig over ons pensioen weten

March 2018     BNR nieuwsradio, De Werkverkenners. Pension literacy

February 2018 Microlearnings (example) for pension professionals, Stichting Pensioen Opleidingen (SPO)

February 2017 News item about physically demanding jobs and retirement at “Nieuwsuur

March 2017     Pension item Dutch news website nu.nl in the run-up to the elections

July 2017        News item about health and the retirement age at “Nieuwsuur

Professor Empirical Microeconomics

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Economie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B203



  • Nederlands Instituut voor Sociale Zekerheid Bestuurslid
  • Netspar Member of the Board of Directors
  • ScienceWorks Visiting lecturer
  • TIAS School for Business and Society Visiting lecturer

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