Marilou Vlaanderen is a researcher and labor economist. She combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to provide real answers to real questions. Answers that provide a solid foundation for informed decision-making, that help understand what works in practice and provide insights on lessons learned from the past. In other words, answers that enable decisions to effectively bring about change.
Marilou carries out research on topics related to labor, diversity and inclusion. Recent research topics include the labor market of veterinarians in the Netherlands, gender diversity in the top of the Dutch public sector, and the relation between recruitment algorithms and labor discrimination.
Marilou applies advanced econometric models and techniques, uses CBS Microdata, designs surveys, conducts interviews, organizes workshops and expert sessions, reaches out and acts as a point of contact for client and stakeholders. She as well conducts scientific research, including the development of a Nowcasting instrument to provide an up-to-date insight into the current state of the economy in times of crises.
Marilou obtained her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tilburg University and her master’s degree in Economic Development and Growth cum laude from Carlos III de Madrid University. She continued her master’s thesis research through an internship at an entrepreneurship institute in Mexico and in collaboration with the regional government.
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