Policy Afternoon with Guido Imbens

'Evidence based policy in education: how does that work?'
Guido Imbens smiling at the camera
Tuesday 7 Nov 2023, 13:00 - 17:00

Kralingenzaal, Excelsior Stadium

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Portret of Nobel price winner Guido Imbens.

On 7 November 2023, a day before the official celebration of the 110th anniversary of Erasmus University Rotterdam, a policy afternoon will take place for researchers and policymakers.

Keynote by Prof. Guido Imbens, winner of Nobel Prize in Economics 2021

In 2021 Guido Imbens, Josh Angrist and David Card received the Nobel Prize in Economics for initiating a credibility revolution in empirical research. As a result of their contributions and the increasing availability of data we can now much better determine the effects of policies in education. An important question is how to exploit this development for improving the quality of education and the quality of policy.

On this policy afternoon we want to discuss this question with Guido Imbens, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, representatives from the education and policy sector and other participants.


Anne Gielen, Jonneke Bolhaar, Dinand Webbink

Round Table 'Evidence based policy in education: how does that work?'

13:00 – 13:25Welcome/registration
13:25 – 13:30Opening by Anne Gielen
13:30 – 14:30Keynote Guido Imbens
14:30 – 15:00Coffee/tea
15:00 – 16:00Round table discussion
16:00 – 17:00Drinks

Round table participants


  • Dinand Webbink (Erasmus School of Economics)


  • Guido Imbens (Stanford)
  • Jonneke Bolhaar (ESE/CPB)
  • Marc van der Steeg (Ministry of Education)
  • Trudie Schils (Educational Council)
  • Matthijs van den Berg (Inspectorate of Education)


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