Bart Cockx
Research Fellow

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Cockx Between 1982 and 1987 Bart Cockx studied economics at the Catholic University of Leuven (undergraduate degree) and at the London School of Economics (MSc). He obtained his PhD in Leuven in 1992. Between 1993 and 2008, he was professor at the Department of Economics of the Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve). Currently, he's professor at SHERPPA, Ghent University. His major research interest is the evaluation of labour market policies. He has published in journals such as the Economic Journal, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) and the Journal of Public Economics.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2001.
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IZA World of Labor article: Do youths graduating in a recession incur permanent losses?
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10487  Bart Cockx
Muriel Dejemeppe
Andrey Launov
Bruno Van der Linden
Imperfect Monitoring of Job Search: Structural Estimation and Policy Design
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2018, 36 (1), 75-120)
10221  Bart Cockx
Eva Van Belle
Waiting Longer Before Claiming, and Activating Youth: No Point?
9619  Andrea Albanese
Bart Cockx
Yannick Thuy
Working Time Reductions at the End of the Career: Do They Prolong the Time Spent in Employment?
9556  Stijn Baert
Bart Cockx
Matteo Picchio
Modeling the Effects of Grade Retention in High School
(revised version available upon request)
9459  Bart Cockx
Stijn Baert
Contracting Out Mandatory Counselling and Training for Long-Term Unemployed: Private For-Profit or Non-Profit, or Keep It Public?
(revised version available upon request)
8988  Andrea Albanese
Bart Cockx
Permanent Wage Cost Subsidies for Older Workers: An Effective Tool for Increasing Working Time and Postponing Early Retirement?
8889  Bart Cockx
Corinna Ghirelli
Scars of Recessions in a Rigid Labor Market
(published in: Labour Economics, 2016, 41, 162-176 [journal version])
7266  Bart Cockx
Corinna Ghirelli
Bruno Van der Linden
Monitoring Job Search Effort with Hyperbolic Time Preferences and Non-Compliance: A Welfare Analysis
(revised version published as 'Is it Socially Efficient to Impose Job Search Requirements on Unemployed Benefit Claimants with Hyperbolic Preferences?' in: Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 113, 80-95 [journal version])
7262  Stijn Baert
Bart Cockx
Pure Ethnic Gaps in Educational Attainment and School to Work Transitions: When Do They Arise?
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2013, 36, 276-294 [Online Access])
7145  Stijn Baert
Bart Cockx
Niels Gheyle
Cora Vandamme
Do Employers Discriminate Less If Vacancies Are Difficult to Fill? Evidence from a Field Experiment
(revised version published as 'Is There Less Discrimination in Occupations Where Recruitment Is Difficult?' in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review [Online Access])
6562  Stijn Baert
Bart Cockx
Dieter Verhaest
Overeducation at the Start of the Career: Stepping Stone or Trap?
(revised version published in: Labour Economics [Online Access])
6181  Bart Cockx
Muriel Dejemeppe
Andrey Launov
Bruno Van der Linden
Monitoring, Sanctions and Front-Loading of Job Search in a Non-Stationary Model
(for substantially revised version please see IZA DP 10487)
5937  Bart Cockx
Matteo Picchio
Scarring Effects of Remaining Unemployed for Long-Term Unemployed School-Leavers
(published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, 2013, 176 (4), 951-980 [journal version])
5337  Bart Cockx
Muriel Dejemeppe
The Threat of Monitoring Job Search: A Discontinuity Design
(revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2012, 19 (5), 729-737 [journal version])
4007  Bart Cockx
Matteo Picchio
Are Short-Lived Jobs Stepping Stones to Long-Lasting Jobs?
(published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 74 (5) [journal version])
2854  Bart Cockx
Muriel Dejemeppe
Is the Notification of Monitoring a Threat to the Unemployed? A Regression Discontinuity Approach
2432  Bart Cockx
Stéphane R. Robin
Christian Goebel
Income Support Policies for Part-Time Workers: A Stepping-Stone to Regular Jobs? An Application to Young Long-Term Unemployed Women in Belgium
(revised version published in: Empirical Economics, 2013, 44 (1) [journal version])
1177  Bart Cockx
Jean Ries
The Exhaustion of Unemployment Benefits in Belgium: Does it Enhance the Probability of Employment?
682  Bart Cockx
Vocational Training of Unemployed Workers in Belgium
(published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2003, 49 (1), 23-48)
632  Bart Cockx
Muriel Dejemeppe
Duration Dependence in the Exit Rate out of Unemployment in Belgium: Is It True or Spurious?
(published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2005, 20 (1), 1-23 [journal version])
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Bart Cockx
Muriel Dejemeppe
Do the Higher Educated Unemployed Crowd Out the Lower Educated Ones in a Competition for Jobs?
IZA Policy Papers:
No. Author(s)
66 Bart Cockx
Youth Unemployment in Belgium: Diagnosis and Key Remedies
(published in: Intereconomics, 2013, 48 (4), 202-209)
9 Bart Cockx
Bruno Van der Linden
Flexicurity in Belgium: A Proposal Based on Economic Principles
(published in: International Labour Review, 2010, 149 (3), 361-372)