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  • Warandelaan 2, Prisma Building, room P 3.215

    5037 AB Tilburg


1985 …2018
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Personal profile

Research interests

Research interests:

micro-econometrics, discrete choice models, panel data, labour supply, retirement, economics of ageing, savings and portfolio choice, expectations, health and economic status, child mortality, economic experiments, Internet surveys.


2004-.......: professor in econometrics, Tilburg University

2003-2007: senior economist, RAND corporation, Santa Monica

1995-2003: professor in econometrics, Tilburg University

1992-1997: researcher, Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences

1991-1995: associate professor, Tilburg University

1988-1990: assistant professor, Tilburg University

1987-1989: junior researcher, Economics Institute Tilburg

1985-1987: junior researcher, Tilburg University

1984-1989: teacher mathematics, Teachers Training Institute Fontys, Tilburg


Teaching experience:

Undergraduate level: introductory econometrics, micro-econometrics (discrete choice and limited dependent variable models, duration models, panel data, retirement economics), time series models, mathematics, statistics and probability theory.

Graduate level: applied non- and semiparametrics, applied econometrics, econometric methods, panel data, simulation based inference.


Current courses

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PhD supervision

  • Menno Pradhan; October 1994 (supervised jointly with Joop Hartog)
  • Jimmy Miller; September 1996
  • Erwin Charlier; November 1997 (supervised jointly with Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Rob Euwals; December 1997 (supervised jointly with Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Marcel Das; January 1998 (supervised jointly with Ben van der Genugten)
  • Stefan Hochguertel; June 1998 (supervised jointly with Rob Alessie)
  • Bas Donkers; June 2000 (supervised jointly with Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Xiaodong Gong; February 2001
  • Rosalia Vazquez-Alvarez; June 2001 (supervised jointly with Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Bernard Conlon; June 2001 (supervised jointly with Benedict Dellaert)
  • Laura Spierdijk; June 2003 (supervised jointly with Theo Nijman)
  • Charles Bellemare; May 2004
  • Tu Qin; May 2005 (supervised jointly with Bas Donkers and Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Pierre-Carl Michaud; May 2005 (supervised jointly with Jan van Ours)
  • Vera Toepoel; November 2008 (supervised jointly with Marcel Das)
  • Karen van der Wiel; December 2009(supervised jointly withFrederic Vermeulen)
  • Maria Cristina Majo; December 2010 (supervised jointly with Franco Peracchi; joint PhD with Tor Vergata, Rome)
  • Hana Vonkova; May 2011 (supervised jointly with Arie Kapteyn)
  • Titus Galama ; June 2011 (supervised jointly with Arie Kapteyn)
  • Marike Knoef; September 2011 (supervised jointly with Rob Alessie and Adriaan Kalwij)
  • Luc Bissonnette; January 2012
  • Unnati Rani Saha; February 2012
  • Salima Douhou; June 2012 (supervised jointly with Jan Magnus)
  • Tunga Kantarci; September 2012
  • Jochem de Bresser; December 2013 (supervised jointly with Frederic Vermeulen) 
  • Geng Niu; September 2014 (supervised jointly with Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Niels Vermeer; January 2015 (supervised jointly with Daniel van Vuuren)
  • Amparo Nagore García; October 2015 (supervised jointly with Maria Rochina Barrachina - Joint PhD with University of Valencia)
  • Marika de Bruijne; October 2015 (supervised jointly with Marcel Das)
  • Stefan Hubner; November 2016 (supervised jointly with Pavel Cizek)
  • Mitzi Perez Padilla; October 2017 (supervised jointly with Sigrid Suetens)
  • Joris van Toor; December 2017 (supervised jointly with Kees Cools)
  • Nicola Ciccarelli; February 2018 (supervised jointly with Bertrand Melenberg)
  • Chen Sun; September 2018 (supervised jointly with Gijs van de Kuilen)


  • Ageing
  • Stated Preferences
  • Micro-Econometrics
  • Labour Economics

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Research Output 1985 2018

Essays in applied microeconomics

Ciccarelli, N. 2018 Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 161 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access
Health insurance
Informal care
Econometric models

Experiments on intertemporal choices and belief change

Sun, C. 2018 Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 146 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access
Intertemporal choice
Experimental method

Individual heterogeneity and pension choices: Evidence from Italy

Gallo, G., Torricelli, C. & van Soest, A. Apr 2018 In : Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 148, p. 260-281

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Pension funds

Informal caregiving, employment status and work hours of the 50+ population in Europe

Ciccarelli, N. & van Soest, A. Sep 2018 In : De Economist. 166, 3, p. 363-396

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Employment status
Hours of work
Informal care
Work hours

New job matches and their stability before and during the crisis

Nagore Garcia, A. & van Soest, A. 2018 In : International Journal of Manpower. 38, 7, p. 975-995

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Activities 2007 2018

Labour Economics (Journal)

van Soest, A. (Editor in chief)
2018 → …

Activity: Editorial activityScientific

Pension Communication in the Netherlands and Other Countries

Prast, H. (Speaker), van Soest, A. (Speaker), Mariacristina Rossi (Speaker)
16 Jan 201818 Jan 2018

Activity: Oral presentationScientific

IZA Journal of Labor Policy (Journal)

van Soest, A. (Editorial board member)

Activity: Editorial activityScientific

Projects 2012 2017

Modeling preferences and decisions of individuals and households

van Soest, A.


Project: Research projectOther

Prizes / Recognition

Distinguished author Journal of Applied Econometrics

Arthur van Soest (Recipient), 2015

Prize: National/international honour

Hennipman Prize 2003

Arthur van Soest (Recipient) & J.W.M. Das (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Research Achievement Award

Arthur van Soest (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)