The research in the field of health economics focuses on the early childhood, and the provision of health care. Longitudinal data covering long periods are use to study the importance on the economic conditions during the early childhood on later life health outcomes. When studying the provision of health care, the focus is on selection and moral hazard in health insurances and long-term care. Policy interventions such as intensifying the role of a gatekeeper are studied using randomized experiments. 

Research in this area

The Rise and Fall of Disability Enrollment in the Netherlands, P. Koning, M. Lindeboom, Journal of Economic Perspectives (forthcoming).

The Effects of Medical School on Health Outcomes: Evidence from Admission LotteriesE. Leuven, H. Oosterbeek, I. de Wolf, Journal of Health Economics 2013

Ramadan Fasting and Educational Outcomes, H. Oosterbeek, B. van der Klaauw, Economics of Education Review 2013 

The impact of Early Life Economic Conditions on Cause Specfic Mortality During Adulthood, G. Yeung, G. van den Berg, M. Lindeboom, F. Portrait, Journal of Population Economics 2014

A Dynamic Analysis of the Demand of Health Insurance and Health Care, J. Bolhaar, M. Lindeboom, B. van der Klaauw, European Economic Review 2012

Is there empirical evidence for decreasing returns to scale in a health capital model? P. Hullegie, T. Galama, E. Meijer, S. Outcault, Health Economics 2012

Conjugal Bereavement Effects on Health and Mortality at Advanced Ages, G. van den Berg, M. Lindeboom, F. Portrait, Journal of Health Economics 2011

The Role of Early-life Conditions in the Cognitive Decline due to Adverse Events later in Life, G. van den Berg, D. Deeg, M. Lindeboom, F. Portrait, The Economic Journal 2010

Long-Run Effects on Longevity of a Nutritional Shock Early in Life: The Dutch Potato Famine of 1846-1847, M. Lindeboom, F. Portrait, G. van den Berg, Journal of Health Economics 2010

Parental Education and Child Health: Evidence from a Schooling Reform, M. Lindeboom, A. Llena-Nozal, B. van der Klaauw, Journal of HealtEconomics 2009

Conditions Early in Life and Individual Mortality, G. van den Berg, M. Lindeboom, F. Portrait, American Economic Review 2006

The Effect of Work on Mental Health: Does Occupation Matter?, M. Lindeboom, A. Llena-Nozal, B. van der Klaauw, Health Economics 2004

Selected contributions to policy

Proeftuin onderzoek `meten is weten', S. Vriend, M. Lindeboom, Onderzoeksrapport 2013

Medisch specialisten profiteren van kunstmatige schaarste aan artsen, N. Ketel, B. van der Klaauw, E. Leuven, H. Oosterbeek, MeJudice 2012

Researchers working in this area

bas smallBas van der Klaauw (Professor, VU University)

maarten-lindeboom smallMaarten Lindeboom (Professor, VU University)

jonnekebolhaar smallJonneke Bolhaar (Researcher, VU University)

patrickhullegie smallPatrick Hullegie (Researcher, VU University)


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