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Pierre Koning

Associate Professor

Prof.dr. P.W.C. Koning
+31 71 527 7879

Pierre Koning (1971) holds a chair in Labour Economics that is sponsored by Instituut Gak and is associate professor of economics at Leiden University.

More information about Pierre Koning

Short bio

Pierre Koning (1971) holds a chair in Labour Economics that is sponsored by Instituut Gak and is associate professor of economics at Leiden University. Until December 2015, Pierre was employed as a Chief Science Officer at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in the Netherlands. Pierre obtained his PhD at the VU University of Amsterdam – with his thesis focusing on job search models for the labor market. Pierre's special interest lies in the field of welfare-to-work services and disability insurance – here most of his international publications are also focused on. Amongst others, he has published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Urban Economics, the International Review of Law and Economics, Labour Economics and the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests  

  • Labor economics
  • Health and work
  • Applied microeconometrics
  • Public sector performance and incentives


  • Ph.D. in Economics: VU University Amsterdam, July 1998. Thesis: Structural Empirical Analysis of Labor Market Frictions, Job Search and Wage Formation. Promotors: prof. dr. G. Ridder and prof. dr. G.J. van den Berg
  • M.Sc.: VU University Amsterdam, October 1993. Supervisor: prof .dr. F.A.G. den Butter 

Current positions

  • Associate Professor, Leiden University (2015-)
  • Professor Labor market and welfare state, VU Amsterdam (2011-)


  • IZA: Institute of the Study of Labor, Bonn (2010-)
  • Tinbergen Institute (2013-)
  • Talma Institute for Work, Care and Welfare (2013-)
  • Visiting scholar at Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2009)

Other functions

  • Member advisory board on Work, Participation and Income of DWI Amsterdam (2014-)
  • Associate Editor De Economist (2014-)
  • Member of board TPEdigitaal (2011-)



Associate Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Economie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number A 2.59



  • ZonMW Lid Programmacommisie "Vakkundig aan het Werk"
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Hoogleraar Arbeidsmarkt in sociale zekerheid
  • Lid Wetenschappelijke Adviesraad "Werkverkenner UWV" Advies t.b.v. doorontwikkeling Werkverkenner werkzoekenden
  • Dienst Werk en Inkomen Amsterdam Lid Adviesraad Werk, Participatie en Inkomen
  • Lid klankbordgroep "Van Netwerk naar Werk?" Onderzoek o.l.v. van Cok Vrooman (UU en SCP)
  • De Economist Associate Editor
  • TPE digitaal Bestuurslid
  • BOFEB Gastdocent Arbeidseconomie
  • Ministerie van EZ Lid Begeleidingsgroep Evaluatie Commissie (BEC)
  • Centraal Planbureau Academic Partner

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