Siemen van der Werff - Labour & Education

Siemen van der Werff

Siemen van der Werff is a labour economist and has 10 years of experience with research on the labour market. He is an expert in the field of labour market policy and micro econometrics.

At SEO, he has led many different kinds of projects. These are largely studies on the labour market with a quantitative aspect, such as research on salaries in the public industry, dismissal costs for employers, the labour market position of recent graduates, the labour market of elderly people, and transitions in the labour market. But Siemen has also led research on, for example, the effect of the museum card and of innovation grants. Siemen is very knowledgeable on available (micro)data and econometric methods, such as regression techniques, duration models, and matching.

In his research, Siemen also often uses qualitative techniques. For SEO he has interviewed various employers about the choices they make in their hiring policy, and he has spoken with the management of companies in platform economy on the terms of employment with which they work. For various studies he has furthermore spoken with social partners. Siemen has also drawn up various surveys, for instance focusing on employees and employers. In particular he has much experience with processing vignette analyses in surveys. This includes, for example, surveys which focused on the choices employers make when they have the possibility to choose from different applicants.

Siemen graduated in 2008 as Msc in Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam, and after this, he began work at SEO. In this context, Siemen also wrote his thesis at SEO, in which he analysed the choice of education programme of secondary school students. Siemen has published several articles in professional and scientific journals.

 

If you would like to know what Siemen could do for your organisation, please feel free to contact him directly at:  
s.vanderwerff@seo.nl
+31 (0)20 525 1689

SEO reports

12.06.2018The rise and growth of the gig economy in the Netherlands

The rise and growth of the gig economy raises the question of to what extent this work is new or different compared to traditional work. more

05.12.2016Quick scan 4 - Evaluation of sector plans

SEO and ecbo perform the monitoring and evaluation of the Regeling Cofinanciering Sectorplannen (scheme for co-financing of sector plans). This fourth quick scan assesses the progress of the planned measures.more

26.10.2016Attracting and retaining highly skilled migrants in the Netherlands

Empirical analysis shows that highly skilled migrants stay in the Netherlands longer if their partner is employed.more

11.07.2016Note Burden on benefits by the flexible workforce 2006-2014

An analysis of the inflow of permanent and flexible workers into social security between 2006 and 2014.more

16.06.2016Study & Work 2016

This report examines the labour market position of higher vocational and university graduates.more

22.04.2016Working perspectives for older employees

Whereas the employment rate of people aged 55 and over has increased dramatically, the chance of finding employment has actually deteriorated for over-55's. This employment chance is mainly determined by the ratio between...more

15.12.2015Severance pays for senior executives in the (semi) public sector

SEO investigated the effects of the stipulations regarding the dismissal of senior executives in the public sector. Is maximizing the severance pay at € 75,000 effective and practically feasible?more

17.11.2015Quick scan 3 - Evaluation sector plans

SEO and ecbo perform the monitoring and evaluation of the Regeling Cofinanciering Sectorplannen (scheme for co-financing of sector plans). This third quick scan assesses, amongst other things, the progress of the planned measures.more

25.08.2015Consumer Behaviour: Online Legal and Illegal Gambling

This report examines the factors that influence consumers’ decisions to gamble online.more

19.03.2015Options and Switching Behaviour of Business Mail Senders

A study of the switching behaviour and price-sensitivity of business mail senders.more

Here you can find a complete overview of the publications of Siemen van der Werff.

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