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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 investigates how changes in social expenditures and social security programmes across countries and over time affect labour market outcomes.

Vincent Bakker completed his BSc in Public Administration (cum laude) and MSc (Research) in Political Science and Public Administration (cum laude) at Leiden University. For his master thesis he examined to what extent expenditures on social investment policies affect employment and labour market participation in European welfare states. Having won the price for Best Research Master Thesis of 2017 by the Institute of Political Science, his thesis was also awarded the price for Best Research Master Thesis of 2017 by the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, and subsequently elected runner-up in the contest for the Leiden University  Thesis Award.

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 September 2018).


  • Caminada, C.L.J., K.P. Goudswaard, O.P. van Vliet and V.B. Bakker. Verschillen in niveau en ontwikkeling van de inkomensongelijkheid, -herverdeling en –armoede in Nederland en België sinds 1995. Leiden University, Department of Economics Research Memorandum 2018.02 (in Dutch).


Teaching 2018-2019

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Economie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 2.08



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