Experience

Academic experience:

  • 1988 Associate professor of econometrics, Quantitative Economics Department, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • 1993/94    Visiting scholar, Economics Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • 1974 – 1988    Assistant professor/Senior Lecturer, Econometrics Department, Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 1976/77    Research fellow, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, Louvain, Belgium.
  • 1972/74    Student-assistant, Econometrics Department, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Current research interests:

Applied microeconomics, time series aspects of panel data, modelling financial deci¬si¬ons of the firm, technological development and producti¬vi¬ty in particular in relation to international trade.

  • Microeconometrics of innovation
  • Educational research
  • The economics of sustainable energy

Work in progress:
A micro-initiative for a sustainable energy provision, with Véronique Vasseur

Administrative/organizational experience:

  • 1979 – 1984 Coordinator/chairman of JOG (a national group of researchers in quantitative economics).
  • 1984 – 1988 Chairman of the seminar series of the Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • 1989 – 1992 Member of the board of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Limburg.
  • 1989 – 1993 Chairman of the Economics Section of the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research.
  • 1990 – 1998 Chairman of the econometrics curriculum committee of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Maastricht.
  • 1998 -           Director of the Econometrics program at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Maastricht.

Teaching experience:

  • Intermediate and advanced courses in Econometrics for Econometrics students, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Graduate seminars on various topics in theoretical and applied Econometrics for Econometrics students, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Statistics and elementary econometrics courses in various years for Econometrics, Economics and Business students, University of Maastricht.
  • Microeconomic Theory, Empirical Finance, Marketing Research Methods, Multivariate Statistics, Panel Data Econometrics and Quality Management (all at the intermediate level) for third- and fourth-year Econometrics, Economics and Business students, University of Maastricht.

Referee for:

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Economic and Business Statistics, Journal of Macroeconomics and Economics Letters.

Thesis supervisory committees(co-promotor):
With Franz C. Palm;

  1. PHD. Hugo Kruiniger Thesis title: Investment R&D and the Financing Decisions of the Firm ( 1996) with Wim Gijselaers;
  2. PHD. Dirk T Tempelaar: Thesis Title: Expectancy-Value Based Achievement Motivations and their role in Student Learning (2007) With Franz C. Palm and Pierre Mohnen;
  3. PHD. Wladimir Raymond Thesis Title: The Dynamics of Innovation and Firm Performance; an Econometric Panel Data Analysis(2007) With Franz C. Palm and Pierre Mohnen;
  4. PHD. Amaresh K. Tiwari Thesis Title: Micro econometric Evidence of Financing friction an Innovative Activity(2010) With Hans Heijke;
  5. PHD. Andreas Ammermüller Thesis Title: Institutional Effects in the Production of Education: Evidence from European Schooling Systems(2007)