Universiteit Leiden

nl en

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.

More information about Marike Knoef


Full CV can be downloaded here



  • Member board of directors Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar), (2017-)

  • Member committee parameters, re-assessing parameters and the current method to determine the risk-free term structure that is used in the Netherlands to value pension liabilities (2019)
  • Visiting lecturer Nyenrode Business University (2019)
  • Visiting lecturer Science Works. Policy research and evaluation (2016-2017)

  • Visiting lecturer TIAS School for Business and Society. Masterclass pension innovation (2015-2019)

  • 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 (2006-)
  • Internship Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (2006)
  • Research assistant, CentER Applied Research (2003)
  • Teaching and research assistant, Tilburg University (2002-2006)


  • Scientific committee member European Association of Labour Economists conference 2019
  • 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 2015-2019
  • Advisor project “Effect child subsidies on household expenditures”, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (2018)
  • Member advisory group Survey Participation Act, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (2017)
  • 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
  • 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, (2008-2018)

Selected refereed publications


  • Netspar topicality grant ‘Willingness to pay for flexibility in pension arrangements for the self-employed’ (2019)
  • Netspar topicality grant ‘Design of freedom of choice and customized products in pension arrangements’ (2017)
  • Pensioenlab en Netspar grant ‘Pension awareness of young adults’ (2017)
  • ZonMw grant ‘Big data and work reintegration’ (2016)
  • Instituut Gak grant ‘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 large vision 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

June 2019      NPO De Dag "Is een AOW genoeg om van rond te komen"

April 2019      BNR Newsradio, Fiscaal aantrekkelijk pensioensparen

Nov 2018        BNR Newsradio, Pensions system
                         Contribution Pensioen3daagse

Oct 2018         “Dromen over een goed pensioen; origami en datascience”, (pdf)  (video)

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
  • ScienceWorks Visiting lecturer
  • TIAS School for Business and Society Visiting lecturer

This website uses cookies. More information