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Vincent Bakker

PhD candidate

V.B. Bakker MSc
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Vincent Bakker is a PhD candidate at the department of Economics.

More information about Vincent Bakker

Vincent Bakker is a PhD candidate at the department of Economics. His PhD-research is conducted within the programme ‘Zelfredzaamheid en sociale bescherming over de levenscyclus’ (self-reliance and social protection over the lifecycle) financed by Instituut Gak. In his dissertation (Title: Welfare States in Flux) he will investigate how changes in social expenditures and social security programmes across countries and over time affect labour market outcomes.

Vincent Bakker completed his master in Political Science and Public Administration cum laude at Leiden Univeristy. For his master thesis he examined to what extent expenditures on social investment policies affect employment and labour market participation in European welfare states. The thesis was awarded the price for ‘Best Research Master Thesis of 2017’ by the Institute of Political Science.

During both his bachelor and master programmes, Vincent followed extracurricular programmes at the Honours Academy of Leiden University through the Honours College and Leiden Leadership Programme. As a part of the Leiden Leadership Programme he spent half a year working on the implementation of a new working method concerned with the implementation of  policy at the Association of Netherlands Municipalities.

My full CV can be downloaded here (version from December 2017).


  • 2015 – 2017: MSc (Research) Political Science and Public Administration (spec. Public Administration, track Governing Markets: Regulation and Competition), Leiden University
  • 2015 – 2016: Leiden Leadership Programme, Leiden University
  • 2014 – 2015: Business Administration (minor), Leiden University
  • 2013 – 2015: Honours College Faculty of Social Sciences, Leiden University
  • 2012 – 2015: BSc Public Administration (spec. Economics, Governance and Management), Leiden University

Teaching 2017-2018

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Economie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 2.25


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