Thijs van Rens
Research Fellow

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van Rens Thijs van Rens is associate professor at the University of Warwick and a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. He studied economics at the University of Amsterdam and Princeton University, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in June 2005. Thijs’s research interests are on the intersection of labor economics and macroeconomics, addressing questions why so many workers lose their jobs in a recession and why it takes such a long time before the unemployment rate goes down after the economy recovers.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2007.
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IZA World of Labor articles: Rethinking the skills gap
  The labor market in the UK, 2000–2016
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
8884  Benedikt Herz
Thijs van Rens
Accounting for Mismatch Unemployment
6294  Christian Merkl
Thijs van Rens
Selective Hiring and Welfare Analysis in Labor Market Models
5099  Jordi Galí
Thijs van Rens
The Vanishing Procyclicality of Labor Productivity
4258  Almut Balleer
Thijs van Rens
Cyclical Skill-Biased Technological Change
(published as 'Skill-Biased Technological Change and the Business Cycle' in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95(4), 1222-1237)
3714  Christian Haefke
Marcus Sonntag
Thijs van Rens
Wage Rigidity and Job Creation
(published in: Journal of Monetary Economics, 2013, 60, 887 - 899.)
3239  Giorgio E. Primiceri
Thijs van Rens
Heterogeneous Life-Cycle Profiles, Income Risk and Consumption Inequality
(published in: Journal of Monetary Economics, 2009, 56(1), 20-39)