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Ruud Gerards

 

Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)

P.O.Box 616

6200 MD Maastricht

The Netherlands

 

E: r.gerards at maastrichtuniversity.nl

T: +31 43 388 36 47  F: +31 43 388 49 14

 

News

2016

  • Jul.: Commissioned research report on the labour market developments in 2015 in the Dutch Metalektro (Metalworking & Electrical Engineering). Link
  • May: New Working Paper available on the impact of financial pressure on unemployed job search and labor market outcomes. Link 
  • May: Short article in Economisch Statistische Berichten about the relatively high proportion of technicians with permanent contracts in the Dutch Metalworking & Electrical Engineering sector, related to the high demand for these technicians.
  • Feb.: Research report on Social Innovation in the Dutch province of Limburg.Link 
  • Feb.: Conference poster on the impact of financial pressure on unemployed job search and labor market outcomes. Human Capital over the life-cycle conference, February 19+20, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

2015

  • Nov.: Conference presentation on the relation between New Ways of Working and employee engagement. Dutch HRM Network conference, November 12+13, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Sept.-Nov.: Visiting researcher abroad. I spent two months at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, working together with Dr. Riccardo Welters on a new paper which will be out soon as working paper.
  • Jul.: Article in Holland Management Review on the crucial role of Human Capital in the development of manufacturing sectors into 'Smart Industries'. Link
  • Jun.: Commissioned research report on the labour market developments in 2014 in the Dutch Metalektro (Metalworking & Electrical Engineering). Link
  • Apr.: Short article in Economisch Statistische Berichten about the rising revenue in the Dutch Metalworking & Electrical Engineering sector coinciding with increased spending by firms on training their workforce.
  • Mar.: Media picks up our new working paper: Our new working paper titled `New Ways of Working and work engagement' has been picked up by popular internet news site NU.nl: http://www.nu.nl/carriere/4007045/nieuwe-werken-goed-betrokkenheid-werknemers.html
  • Mar.: Working paper available: A new working paper is available titled `New Ways of Working and work engagement': see the publications section of this website.
  • Jan.: Research Fellowship From 1 January 2015 I've been appointed as Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University. 

2014

  • Dec.: Newspaper article Regional newspaper 'De Limburger' interviewed me and published an article on our Social Innovation in Limburg report. 
  • Dec.: Research report on Social Innovation in the Dutch province of Limburg.Link 
  • Sep.: Article published in Economisch Statistische Berichten about labour market tensions in the Dutch Metalworking & Electrical Engineering sector.
  • Jul.: Commissioned research report on the labour market developments in 2013 in the Dutch Metalektro (Metalworking & Electrical Engineering).  Link
  • Mar.: Freelance Lecturing Job: From 17-26 March I taught Managerial Economics at FHR Lim A Po Institute's Executive MBA program in Paramaribo, Surinam, commissioned by Maastricht School of Management.
  • Mar.: Short article in Economisch Statistische Berichten about the increased hiring of workers on temporary contracts and through temp agencies in the Dutch Metalworking & Electrical Engineering sector.
  • Jan.: Paper published in Applied Economics with Andries de Grip and Maaike Witlox: "Employability-miles" and worker employability awareness. Link.
  • Jan.: Change in position As of January 2014 I reduced my project management and research position at ROA to 0.85 fte, to take up lecturer tasks for 0.15 fte at the Department of  Economics of Maastricht University.

2013

  • Dec.: Newspaper article December 21st Nederlands Dagblad published an article about the Philips Employment Scheme and my research into it. Link.  
  • Dec.: Book chapter  about government and firm-based unemployment policies in the Netherlands since the 1980s.
  • Nov.: Conference presentation on the relation between New Ways of Working and employee engagement. 27 november, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.
  • Nov.: Short article about the recruitment of technical workers in the Dutch Metalworking & Electrical Engineering sector in Economisch Statistische Berichten.
  • Oct.: Commissioned research report on factors that stimulate Dutch police officers to take up post-initial training at their own initiative. Link to the report (in Dutch with English summary. English summary also available here).
  • Jul.: Commissioned research report on the labour market developments in 2012 in the Dutch Metalektro sector (Metals/Electronics).  Link

2012 

  • Conference presentation on the E-miles employability voucher research at Inscope annual conference 2012. 23 november, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Column (in Dutch) about the importance of training and of stimulating training in Arbeidmarktmonitor Metalektro. Link.
  • Short article about the research into the E-miles employability voucher in UM's Talkin'Business online magazine. Link.
  • Paper forthcoming: `Active labor market policy by a profit maximizing firm' with Joan Muysken and Riccardo Welters is forthcoming in British Journal of Industrial Relations.
  • Video-interview: At the opening of the academic year a short video-interview about the research into the E-miles employability voucher was filmed. Link.
  • Invited lecture at Opening of Academic Year 2012: 3 September 2012 I presented the E-miles employability voucher scheme and its effects at the opening of the academic year at Maastricht University. This research is an example of one of the UM´s three main research themes: `Learning and Innovation'. Click here to watch the video of this presentation.
  • New job: Starting 1 September 2012, I will become projectleader / researcher at The Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University School of Business and Economics.
  • Video-interview: Linked to my Ph.D. defense, a video-interview with me about my research has been placed on the UM webmagazineLink
  • Ph.D. Defense: 10 May 2012 I successfully defended my Ph.D. Thesis “Unemployment and Employability: how firms can help”. 

2011

  • Conference presentation: From 20-21 June I participated in the IWAEE (International Workshop on Applied Economics of Education) in Catanzaro, Italy. I presented my paper on firm sponsored training for low skilled workers.
  • Article in trade paper: In their June 2011 issue, the Dutch trade paper for works councils `OR-informatie' published an article about my research into firm sponsored vocational training for low skilled workers. Click here to read the article.
  • Newspaper article: March 25th 2011 Dutch newspaper Trouw published an article about my research into firm sponsored vocational training for low skilled workers. Click here to read the article.
  • Presenting a seminar: March 24th 2011 I will present my paper on 'Firm sponsored vocational training for low skilled workers' at the lunch seminar of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS).
  • Accepted for conference: My paper on 'Firm sponsored vocational training for low skilled workers' is accepted for poster presentation at the conference of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE), to be held from 22-24 September 2011 on Cyprus.

2010

  • Presenting a seminar: On December 7th 2010 I gave two invited seminars at the conference on lifelong learning (`Leven Lang Leren Loont') in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. I talked about the effects of a firm sponsored vocational training program for low skilled workers.
  • Working paper available: August 2010: A new working paper is available titled `Active labor market policy by a profit maximizing firm': see the publications section of this website.
  • Conference presentation: From 9-12 June 2010 I participated in the ESPE (European Society for Population Economics) conference in Essen, Germany. I presented the current version of the paper on a pure private employment program.
  • Conference presentation: April 23 2010 I presented at NAKE (Dutch network of general and quantitative economists) day in Utrecht.

2009

  • Conference presentation: The first week of December 2009 I presented my current working paper at two refereed conferences in Australia. The National Unemployment Conference at the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) in Newcastle and the Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE) conference in Sydney. 
  • Visiting position: 27 October 2009 - 4 December 2009 I visited at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.
  • Conference presentation: May 2009 I attended the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) conference in Boston, USA. There I presented a poster on private sector unemployment initiatives.