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    5037 AB Tilburg


1985 …2019

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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

Effective and sustainable private pensions

van Soest, A. & Nijman, T., 2019, The Future of Ageing in Europe: Making an Asset of Longevity. Walker, A. (ed.). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 79 - 106

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

  • Household preferences for socially responsible investments

    Rossi, M., Sansone, D., van Soest, A. & Torricelli, C., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Banking & Finance. 105, p. 107-120

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access

    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

  • 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
  • Activities

    Empirical Economics: A quarterly journal of the Institute for Advanced Studies (Journal)

    Arthur van Soest (Editor)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Labour Economics (Journal)

    Arthur van Soest (Editor in chief)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    IZA Journal of Labor Policy (Journal)

    Arthur van Soest (Editorial board member)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Pension Communication in the Netherlands and Other Countries

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

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    CentERdata Institute for Data Collection and Research, Tilburg University (External organisation)

    Arthur van Soest (Member)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilScientific


    Prizes / Recognition

    Distinguished author Journal of Applied Econometrics

    Arthur van Soest (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Other marks of recognition

    Hennipman Prize 2003

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