Koen van der Ven

Koen van der Ven is a senior researcher on educational issues. An all-round project leader and researcher with expertise on empirical effect evaluations, using microeconometric techniques and administrative data files.

Within the Education cluster, Koen strengthens the research team with his knowledge of econometric and statistical research methods such as fixed effects models, regression discontinuity design, instrumental variables and diff-in-diff models. He is experienced in using large administrative microdata files from CBS. He also frequently develops, programs and analyzes surveys and enjoys engaging with stakeholders to color his studies. He is adept at managing multidisciplinary teams and enjoys leading a research project.

Subjects Koen is mainly concerned with are the transition education-labor market, equal opportunities in education and macro-efficiency. He is familiar with all education sectors, from primary education to higher education. Recent research concerns newcomers (such as Ukrainians) in education, the (difficult) transition to the labor market of MBO graduates with a migration background, the teacher shortage and the effects of corona on young people. He also conducts research in other areas, such as cultural topics (evaluation Museumkaart) and labor market issues.

After completing his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration at the University of Amsterdam cum laude, Koen completed the master’s degree in Policy Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In October 2017, he defended his master’s thesis entitled “The long-term effects of early tracking” which deals with the long-term effects of the transition from primary to secondary school. He wrote this thesis at the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, where he was also employed before joining SEO.

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