Benjamin van Casteren

Benjamin van Casteren is a researcher for the cluster Health & Social Policy.

Benjamin obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in econometrics at the University of Amsterdam, where he was a tutorial teacher since his second year. He is proficient with numerous econometric techniques and statistical programming languages. During his studies, he specialised in microeconometrics.

To write his master’s thesis, Benjamin completed an internship at SEO. During his internship, he estimated the effects of paternity leave on the earnings gap between mothers and fathers. He also evaluated the Dutch parental leave system and formulated a policy recommendation.