Hans van Kippersluis is a Professor of Applied Economics. He has used both theoretical and empirical approaches to study topics in health and human capital formation: (i) how do different components of human capital (e.g., education, health) relate to each other and interact with each other (e.g., why are higher educated individuals healthier than lower educated? Why do rich people smoke less?); (ii) What are the genetic and environmental determinants of education and health?, and (iii) What is the effect of public policies on education and health? Current projects include investigating the interplay between genes and the environment in producing inequalities in education and health outcomes, developing and testing incentives to encourage healthy behavior, and investigating the impact of public policies on health, education and labor supply decisions.
Hans Kippersluis & TJ Galama (2014) - Wealth and Health Behavior: Testing the Concept of a Health Cost - European Economic Review, 72, 197-220 - doi: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2014.10.003
Pilar Garcia Gomez, Hans Kippersluis, Owen O'Donnell & Eddy Doorslaer (2013) - Long Term and Spillover Effects of Health Shocks on Employment and Income - Journal of Human Resources, 48 (4), 873-909 - doi: 10.1353/jhr.2013.0031
Hans Kippersluis, Owen O'Donnell & Eddy Doorslaer (2011) - Long Run Returns to Education: Does Education lead to an Extended Old Age? - Journal of Human Resources, 46 (4), 695-721 - doi: 10.3368/jhr.46.4.695