Arthur Soest, van
1985 …2024

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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.


Professor in Econometrics, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 2004-present

Senior Economist, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, USA, 2003-2007 

Professor in Econometrics, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 1995-2003

Researcher, Netherlands Royal Academy of Sciences, The Netherlands, 1992-1997

Associate Professor, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 1991-1995

Assistant Professor, Tilburg University, Tiburg University, The Netherlands, 1988-1990

Junior Researcher, Economics Institute Tilburg, The Netherlands, 1987-1989

Junior Researcher, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 1985-1987

Teacher Mathematics, Teachers Training Institute Fontys, Tilburg, 1984-1989


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.


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 (with Gijs van de Kuilen and Jan Potters)
  • Stefania Basiglio; December 2018 (with Mariacristina Rossi)
  • Shuai Chen; July 2019 (supervised with Jan van Ours)
  • Carlos Sandoval Moreno; December 2019 (supervised with Martin Salm)
  • Lei, Lei; May 2020 (with Jaap Abbring)
  • Yi Zhang; June 2020 (with Martin Salm)
  • Elisabeth Beusch; December 2020 (with Theo Nijman)
  • Johan Bonekamp; June 2021 (with Theo Nijman)   

Current courses

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


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