Olivier Marie appointed Endowed Professor Labour Economics

As of 1 August 2017, Dr Olivier Marie has been appointed Endowed Professor of Labour Economics at Erasmus School of Economics through the Erasmus Trustfonds. Within the broad field of labour economics, his research focuses on the economics of crime, economics of education, micro-econometrics and policy evaluation.

The research agenda of Olivier Marie over the next few years will include investigating the multiple reasons that could explain the ‘crime drop’ in the Netherlands that occurred over the past three decades.

Over the last five years Olivier Marie has focused on two main research projects. He has studied the link between education and criminal decision making of youths as part of his Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship (2010-12). Marie has also investigated labour market and crime dynamics in the context of his NWO Veni grant (2012-15).

This naturally evolving research agenda has enabled him to construct a unique new picture of the complex feedbacks that exist between education, labour market, and criminal participation over an individual’s life. This has led to a number of publications in the most influential generalist peer reviewed economics journals, in 2017 in the Journal of Political Economy and in Review of Economic Studies.

His research also receives a lot of attention in non-academic circles, for instance in news outlets like The Economist, The Guardian, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph and Bild Zeitung.

Olivier Marie is co-organizer of the 9th Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime, which is to be held at the University of Pennsylvania on 6 and 7 October 2017.

About Olivier Marie

Olivier Marie (1976) holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics (LSE). In 2010 he obtained his PhD from Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL). He is Professor of Applied Labour Economics at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) of Maastricht University Maastricht University (0.2 FTE), a Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), a Research Associate of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at LSE and a Research Network Affiliate of the CESifo Group in Munich.

Olivier Marie joined Erasmus School of Economics in May 2016 as an associate professor in the Department of Economics. He is in charge of the Macroeconomics (Bachelor 1) and Labour Economics (Bachelor 3) courses.


Publication date: 2 August 2017


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