Stef Konijn is an economist and researcher on issues concerning competition and innovation. In the past, he has also worked in the fields of pensions, mortgages and education.
At SEO, Stef is involved with public policy evaluations, economic impact studies, and trend and market analyses. He is for example researcher for the Dutch Innovation Monitor (Nederlandse Innovatie Monitor) and the New Economy Index (Nieuwe Economie-index, NEx), both annually published. Furthermore, Stef has been active in the fields of sustainability, market organization, education, retail and aviation.
After graduating with distinction (cum laude) and Honours for his bachelor’s Economics and Business at the Universtity of Amsterdam, Stef worked in the Dutch pension and mortgage sector. There he was mainly involved in scenario analyses and responsible investments. After his gap year, he finished the Economics master’s with the specialisation Public Policy cum laude in Amsterdam. For his graduation, he wrote the thesis ‘The Non-Take-Up of Means-Tested Benefits: An Empirical Policy Evaluation of Dutch Student Finance’ about the extent of and the possible explanations for the non-take-up of the supplementary grant among students in higher education. The thesis was written and published at the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. During his study time, he also taught fellow students at the university.
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