Labor Economics

Journal Articles

1. Van der Linden, Bruno. Do in-work benefits work for low-skilled workers?. In: IZA World of Labor, no. 246, p. 1-11 (June 2021). doi:10.15185/izawol.246.v2.

2. Vandenberghe, Vincent. Health, Cognition and Work Capacity Beyond the Age of 50: International Evidence on the Extensive and Intensive Margin of Work. In: International Labour Review, Vol. 160, no. 2, p. 271 - 310 (2021). doi:10.1111/ilr.12174.

3. Cockx, Bart; Declercq, Koen; Dejemeppe, Muriel; Inga, Leda; Van der Linden, Bruno. Switching from an inclining to a zero-level unemployment benefit profile: Good for work incentives?. In: Labour Economics, Vol. 64, p. 10816 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101816.

4. Batyra, Anna; de la Croix, David; Pierrard, Olivier; Sneessens, Henri. Structural changes in the labor market and the rise of early retirement in France and Germany. In: German Economic Review, Vol. 20, no. 4, p. e38-e69 (2019). doi:10.1111/geer.12150.

5. Mesén Vargas, Juliana; Van der Linden, Bruno. Why Cash Transfer Programs Can Both Stimulate and Slow Down Job Finding. In: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 8, no.1, p. 1-27 (2019). doi:10.2478/izajole-2019-0005.

6. Bodart, Vincent; Dejemeppe, Muriel; Fontenay, Sébastien. Évolution de l’emploi en Belgique : tentons d’y voir plus clair. In: Regards économiques, , no.146, p. 1-11 (2019). doi:10.14428/regardseco/2019.05.02.01.

7. Vandenberghe, Vincent. The Contribution of Educated Workers to Firms’ Efficiency Gains: The Key Role of Proximity to the ‘Local’ Frontier. In: De Economist, Vol. 166, no.3, p. 259-283 (2018). doi:10.1007/s10645-018-9322-2.

8. Bodart, Vincent; Dejemeppe, Muriel; Van der Linden, Bruno. The Labor Market in Belgium, 2000-2016. In: IZA World of Labor, , no.484, p. 1-12 (2018). doi:10.15185/izawol.428.

9. COCKX, Bart; Dejemeppe, Muriel; Launov, Andrey; Van der Linden, Bruno. Imperfect Monitoring of Job Search: Structural Estimation and Policy Design. In: Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 36, no. 1, p. 75-120 (2018). doi:10.1086/693868.

10. Bourgain, Arnaud; Metha, Kirti; Shadman Valavi, Fatemeh; Sneessens, Henri. Formation des salaires en Belgique : interactions sectorielles et performances macroéconomiques. In: Regards économiques, , no.141, p. 1-15 (2018).

11. DELMEZ, Françoise; Vandenberghe, Vincent. Long Working Hours Make Us Less Productive but Also Less Costly. In: Labour : review of labour economics and industrial relations, Vol. 32, no. 4, p. 259-287 (December 2018). doi:10.1111/labr.12128.

12. Declercq, Koen; Verboven, Franck. Enrollment and degree completion in higher education without admission standards. In: Economics of Education Review, Vol. 66, p. 223-244 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.econedurev.2018.08.008.

13. COCKX, Bart; Dejemeppe, Muriel; Van der Linden, Bruno. Werk voor ouderen in België: werkt het beleid ?. In: Over.Werk, no. 1, p. 99-107 (2017).

14. Vandenberghe, Vincent. The productivity challenge. What to expect from better-quality labour and capital inputs?. In: Applied Economics, Vol. 49, no.40, p. 4013-4025 (2017). doi:10.1080/00036846.2016.1273504.

15. Marchiori, Luca; Pierrard, Olivier; Sneessens, Henri. The EU-US Unemployment Puzzle Revisited : Institutions, Demography, and Capital Flows. In: Journal of Demographic Economics, Vol. 83, no.3, p. 259-305 (2017). doi:10.1017/dem.2017.13.

16. Dejemeppe, Muriel; Van der Linden, Bruno. "Le chômage au plus bas depuis 1992" : remettons les pendules à l'heure. In: Regards économiques, no. 123 (2016), p. 1-5 (2016).

17. Dejemeppe, Muriel; Van der Linden, Bruno. Réduire le coût du travail. Oui mais comment ?. In: Dynamiques régionales, no. 3, p. 15-28.

18. Lehmann, Etienne; Montero Ledezma, Paola Liliana; Van der Linden, Bruno. Workforce location and equilibrium unemployment in a duocentric economy with matching frictions. In: Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 91, p. 26-44 (January 2016). doi:10.1016/j.jue.2015.11.003.

19. Vandenberghe, Vincent. Is workforce diversity good for efficiency? An approach based on the degree of concavity of the technology. In: International Journal of Manpower : an interdisciplinary journal on human resources, management & labour economics, Vol. 37, no.2, p. 253-267 (2016). doi:10.1108/IJM-01-2015-0010.

20. Lehmann, Etienne; Lucifora, Claudio; Moriconi, Simone; Van der Linden, Bruno. Beyond the labour income tax wedge: the unemployment-reducing effect of tax progressivity. In: International Tax and Public Finance, Vol. 23, no. 3, p. 454-489 (June 2016). doi:10.1007/s10797-015-9377-9.

21. Vandenberghe, Vincent. Women Make a Fraction of Every Euro Earned by Men.. In: Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, Vol. LV, no.4, p. 11 - 22 (2014). doi:10.3917/rpve.554.0011.

22. Dejemeppe, Muriel; Smith, Catherine; Van der Linden, Bruno. Did the Intergenerational Solidarity Pact increase the employment rate of older workers in Belgium? A macro-econometric evaluation. In: IZA : Journal of Labor Policy, Vol. 4, no. 17, p. 1-23 (2015). doi:10.1186/s40173-015-0040-y.

Conference Papers

1. Cockx, Bart; Dejemeppe, Muriel; Inga, Leda. The Job Seekers Allowance for School-Leavers: The Effect of Tighter Eligibility Conditions. 2019 xxx.

Book Chapters

1. Declercq, Koen; Verboven, Frank. Uitdagingen vorr het hoger ondewijs. In: De (her)vormde school , SKRIBIS ITINERA, 2018, p. 207-248. 9789492944207. xxx xxx.

2. Declercq, Koen; Verboven, Frank. Les défis de l'enseignement supérieur. In: L'école du renouveau , SKRIBIS ITINERA, 2018, p. 207-248. 9789492944214. xxx xxx.

3. Sneessens, Henri. Growth and Welfare: Shifts in Labour Market Policies. In: After the Financial Crisis: Shifting Legal, Economic and Political Paradigms (Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology; xxx), Palgrave MacMillan: London, 2016, 139-172. 978-1-137-50954-3. xxx xxx. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-50956-7.

4. Van der Linden, Bruno. Pauvreté et évolution du marché du travail. In: Pauvreté en Belgique : Annuaire 2015 , Académia Press: Gand, 2015, p. 297-315. 978-90-382-2474-9. xxx xxx.

Working Papers

1. Bodart, Vincent; Jean-François Carpantier. Currency Crises In Emerging Countries: The Commodity Factor. 2021. 38 p. LIDAM Discussion Paper IRES/2021/03.

2. Ounnas, Alexandre. Worker Flows and Occupations in the CPS 1976-2010: A Framework for Adjusting the Data. 2020. 72 p. IRES Discussion papers 2020008.

3. Ounnas, Alexandre. Job Polarization and the Labor Market: A Worker Flow Analysis. 2020. 38 p. IRES Discussion papers 2020010.

4. Ounnas, Alexandre. Worker Flows, Occupations and the Dynamics of Unemployment and Labor Force Participation. 2020. 39 p. IRES Discussion papers 2020009.

5. Bart Cockx; Michael Lechner; Joost Bollens. Priority to unemployed immigrants? A causal machine learning evaluation of training in Belgium. 2020. 81 p. IRES Discussion Papers 2020016.

6. Amuli Ibale, Douglas. Earning structure and heterogeneity of the labor market: Evidence from DR Congo. 2020. 30 p. LIDAM Discussion Paper IRES/2020/37.

7. Cockx, Bart; Declercq, Koen; Dejemeppe, Muriel; Inga, Leda; Van der Linden, Bruno. Scrapping the entitlement to unemployment benefits for young labor market entrants : An effective way to get them to work ?. 2019. 34 p. Working Paper Research - National Bank of Belgium 379.


1. Vandenberghe, Vincent; Bughin, Jacques; Dhyne, Emmanuel; Jousten, Alain; Volral, Mélanie; van Zeebroeck, Nicolas. L'emploi et ses nouveaux défis: Vieillisement, digitalisation, migration &(dé)mondialisation : Actes du 23 congrès des économistes. Editions de l'Université Ouverte: Charleroi, 2019. 978-2-87306-154-8. 405 pages.


1. COCKX, Bart; Dejemeppe, Muriel; Van der Linden, Bruno; Albanese, Andrea; Ghirelli, Corinna; Smith, Catherine; Thuy, Yannick. Werk voor ouderen in België : Werkt het beleid ? = L'emploi des seniors en Belgique : Quelles politiques pour quels effets ?, xxx xxx. 2017. 104 p.