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A.H.O. van Soest


Econometrics

Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Econometrics and Operations Research

 

Expertise

Research interests:

micro-econometrics, discrete choice models, panel data, labour supply, retirement, economics of ageing, savings and portfolio choice, expectations, health and economic status, child mortality, economic experiments, Internet surveys.

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Publications

Principal publications
  • Dellaert, B., B. Donkers and A. van Soest (2012), Complexity effects in choice experiments-based models, Journal of Marketing Research, 49(3), 424-434.
  • Von Gaudecker, H.-M., A. van Soest and E. Wengstroem (2011), Heterogeneity in risky choice behavior in a broad population, American Economic Review, 101(2), 664-694.
  • Bellemare, C., S. Kröger, and A. van Soest (2008), Measuring inequity aversion in a heterogeneous population using experimental decisions and subjective probabilities, Econometrica, 76(4), 815-839.
  • Bhalotra, S. and A. van Soest (2008), Birth spacing, fertility and neonatal mortality in India: dynamics, frailty and fecundity, Journal of Econometrics, 143(2), 274-290.
  • Kapteyn, A., J.P. Smith, and A. van Soest (2007): Vignettes and Self-reports of Work Disability in the US and The Netherlands, American Economic Review, 97(1), 461-473.

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Education

1985-1990: Ph.D. econometrics, Tilburg University (cum laude)

1981-1987: Econometrics, Tilburg University (cum laude)

1975-1980: Mathematics, University of Nijmegen (cum laude)

Career

2004-.......: professor in econometrics, Tilburg University

2003-2007: senior economist, RAND

1995-2003: professor in econometrics, Tilburg University

1992-1997: researcher, Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences

1991-1995: associate professor, Tilburg University

1988-1990: assistant professor, Tilburg University

1987-1989: junior researcher, Economics Institute Tilburg

1985-1987: junior researcher, Tilburg University

1984-1989: teacher mathematics, Teachers Training Institute Fontys, Tilburg

Publications

Principal publications
  • Dellaert, B., B. Donkers and A. van Soest (2012), Complexity effects in choice experiments-based models, Journal of Marketing Research, 49(3), 424-434.
  • Von Gaudecker, H.-M., A. van Soest and E. Wengstroem (2011), Heterogeneity in risky choice behavior in a broad population, American Economic Review, 101(2), 664-694.
  • Bellemare, C., S. Kröger, and A. van Soest (2008), Measuring inequity aversion in a heterogeneous population using experimental decisions and subjective probabilities, Econometrica, 76(4), 815-839.
  • Bhalotra, S. and A. van Soest (2008), Birth spacing, fertility and neonatal mortality in India: dynamics, frailty and fecundity, Journal of Econometrics, 143(2), 274-290.
  • Kapteyn, A., J.P. Smith, and A. van Soest (2007): Vignettes and Self-reports of Work Disability in the US and The Netherlands, American Economic Review, 97(1), 461-473.

Click here for the extended list of publications PDF

Projects

Current projects with external funding

  • Modelling preferences and decisions of individuals and households, 2012-2017, Coordinator. NWO Top grant.
  • MESS, An Advanced Multi-Disciplinary Facility for Measurement and Experimentation in the Social Sciences, 2006-2013, Principal Investigator (with Arie Kapteyn and Marcel Das). Funded by the Dutch government through NWO.

Collaboration

2012 (January): Sydney University

2008 (February-April): IZA, Bonn

2004 (May): Bristol University

2002 (June-August): RSSC, ANU Canberra

2000 (January - April): University of Sydney

1995 (Summer): University College London

1992-1997: Research fellow Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences

External accreditation

  • Co-editor Labour
  • Associate editor Journal of Applied Econometrics, De Economist, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A
  • Editorial board member Empirical Economics, Fiscal Studies, Eurasian Review of Econometrics, Applied Econometrics
  • Member Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW)

Research supervision

  • Menno Pradhan Labour supply in urban areas of Bolivia and the role of the informal sector; 14 October 1994 (supervised jointly with Joop Hartog)
  • Jimmy Miller A treatise on labour: a matching-model analysis of labour-market programmes; 30 September 1996
  • Erwin Charlier Limited dependent variable models for panel data; 28 November 1997 (supervised jointly with Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Rob Euwals Empirical studies on individual labour market behaviour; 12 December 1997 (supervised jointly with Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Marcel Das On income expectations and other subjective data; 23 January 1998 (supervised jointly with Ben van der Genugten)
  • Stefan Hochguertel Households' portfolio choices; 29 June 1998 (supervised jointly with Rob Alessie)
  • Bas Donkers Subjective information in economic decision making; 30 June 2000 (supervised jointly with Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Xiaodong Gong Empirical studies on the labour market and on consumer demand; 23 February 2001
  • Rosalia Vazquez-Alvarez A nonparametric approach to the sample selection problem in survey data; 26 June 2001 (supervised jointly with Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Bernard Conlon Consumer rationality in choice; 29 June 2001 (supervised jointly with Benedict Dellaert)
  • Laura Spierdijk Empirical studies of market microstructure; 10 June 2003 (supervised jointly with Theo Nijman)
  • Charles Bellemare Microeconometric essays on migration, trust and satisfaction; 28 May 2004
  • Tu Qin Empirical analysis of time preferences and risk aversion; 18 May 2005 (supervised jointly with Bas Donkers and Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Pierre-Carl Michaud Dynamic panel data models and causality: applications to labor supply, health and insurance; 20 May 2005 (supervised jointly with Jan van Ours)
  • Vera Toepoel A closer look at web questionnaire design; 3 November 2008 (supervised jointly with Marcel Das)
  • Karen van der Wiel Essays on power, expectations and social security; 4 December 2009 (supervised jointly with Frederic Vermeulen)
  • Maria Cristina Majo A microeconometric analysis of health care utilization in Europe; 21 December 2010 (supervised jointly with Franco Peracchi; joint PhD with Tor Vergata, Rome)
  • Hana Vonkova The use of subjective survey data: Anchoring vignettes and stated preference methods; 13 May 2011 (supervised jointly with Arie Kapteyn)
  • Titus Galama A theory of socioeconomic disparities in health; 27 June 2011 (supervised jointly with Arie Kapteyn)
  • Marike Knoef Essays on labor force participation, aging, income and health; 2 September 2011 (supervised jointly with Rob Alessie and Adriaan Kalwij)
  • Luc Bissonnette Essays on subjective expectations and stated preferences; 23 January 2012
  • Unnati Rani Saha Econometric models of child mortality dynamics in Bangladesh; 10 February 2012
  • Salima Douhou  Essays on (small) crime: Perception, social norms, happiness, and prevention, 8 June 2012  (supervised jointly with Jan Magnus)
  • Tunga Kantarci Essays on partial retirement, 24 September 2012
  • Jochem de Bresser Between goals and expectations: essays on pensions and retirement (supervised jointly with Frederic Vermeulen), 19 December 2013 

 

Teaching

Teaching experience:

Undergraduate level: introductory econometrics, micro-econometrics (discrete choice and limited dependent variable models, duration models, panel data, retirement economics), time series models, mathematics, statistics and probability theory.

Graduate level: applied non- and semiparametrics, applied econometrics, econometric methods, panel data, simulation based inference.

Recent, current and future courses:

Panel Data Analysis of Micro-Economic decisions (MSc Mathematical economics & Econometric methods; Fall 2008 - ...)

Econometrics of Experimental Economics (Research Masters Economics; Fall 2008, 2010, 2011)

Introduction Econometrics (Bachelor Econometrics & OR; Spring 2010 - ...)

Econometrics 1 (CentER) (Research Masters Economics, Fall 2011 - ...)

Advanced Econometrics 2 (Research Masters Economics, Fall 2012 - ...)


A.H.O. van Soest teaches the following subjects:

Teaching activities elsewhere

 

Micro Panel Data, PhD course, NAKE (Network for General and Quantitative Economics), Spring 2009 - 2012

Empirical Health Economics, PhD course, University of Sankt-Gallen, Spring 2012, 2013

Other activities

2006 -.....: Scientific Advisor Netspar

2008 -....: Affiliated adjunct senior economist, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica

Contact details
Room K 609
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 2028
Secretary+31 13 466 2462
Fax +31 13 466 3280
Email a.h.o.vansoest@tilburguniversity.edu

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