Marike Knoef

  • Associate professor
  • Social Security
  • Vergrijzing
  • Arbeidseconomie
  • Inkomensverdeling
  • Micro-econometrie

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 4856
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken, Economie
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B203

Short bio

Marike Knoef is associate professor at the Department of Economics, Leiden University. She holds a PhD, MSc and BA in Econometrics from Tilburg University. Before Marike joined Leiden University, she wrote her Master thesis at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) and worked at CentERdata (on the Tilburg University campus). Marike’s research interests include household saving behavior, economics of ageing, labor economics and health. She was recently granted a subsidy of the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar) for one of her research projects “Pension savings and consumption needs of current and future retirees”. This project started in 2014 and studies household savings, consumption and retirement decisions. Marike’s publications and CV can be found below.

Previous positions

  • Member of the secretary preparing the advisory report of the Social and Economic Council on the future of the Dutch pension system, 2 days a week (July 2014 – January 2015) 

  • Senior researcher CentERdata (2011-2012)

  • Junior researcher CentERdata (2006-2010) 

Curriculum Vitae

Extra curricular activities

  • Member committee 'long systems' (pensions, health care, labor market, social security and education), De Argumentenfabriek (2015)

  • Scientific committee European Society for Population Economics conference (2015)

  • Visiting lecturer TIAS School for Business and Society, Masterclass pension innovation (2015)

  • Scientific committee Netspar International Pension Workshop 2015

  • Member of the advisory commission of the research project `Development of the purchasing power of pensioners’ ANBO (2014-2015)

  • Scientific committee Dutch Economists Day 2014

  • Member of the client board of Statistics Netherlands (2014-)

  • Board member Dutch Institute for Social Security, (2008-)

Research grants

  • Pension and consumption expectations, Autoriteit Financiële Markten (2014)

  • Netspar topicality grant ‘Pensioeninkomens in internationaal perspectief’ (2014)

  • Netspar medium vision grant 'Pension savings and consumption needs of current and future retirees' (2013)

  • Netspar topicality grant 'Pensioeninkomens, consumptiebehoeften en ouderenzorg' (2013)

  • Netspar topicality grant 'Pension reforms and the financial well-being of Dutch elderly households' (2011)

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Publications in books

Publications in Dutch

Working papers

Work in progress

  • Life-cycle Wage Profiles and Pension Accumulation; Estimating a Panel Data Sample Selection Model with Part-Time Employment (with Jim Been)

  • Health State Dependence in Europe; Estimates and Implications for Health Expenditures and Pension Payout Schemes (with Lieke Kools)

  • Health dynamics over the lifecycle (with Raun van Ooijen and Rob Alessie)

Selected reports in Dutch

  • Experiment bevordering arbeidsparticipatie alleenstaande ouders WWB. Final report for the Ministry of Social affairs and Employment (with Marijke von Bergh and Jorna Leenheer). CentERdata and IVA, Tilburg, 2011

  • Werking risicoverevening in de praktijk. Report for the Health Care Insurance Board (with Jan Nelissen). CentERdata, Tilburg, 2008

  • De toekomstige arbeidsmarkt voor onderwijspersoneel 2007-2015. Actualisering arbeidsmarktprognoses voor primair onderwijs, voortgezet onderwijs en bve-sector. Report for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (with Peter Fontein, Jan Nelissen, Klaas de Vos, a.o.), 2008

  • Arbeidsmarktdynamiek van de overheid. Report for the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (with Klaas de Vos, Jan Nelissen and Peter Fontein). CentERdata, Tilburg, 2007

  • Raming ILC / BAPO ontwikkeling 2006-2015. Report for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (with Hendri Adriaens). CentERdata, Tilburg, 2007

  • Herijking zorg: bekostiging van rugzakleerlingen. Report for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (with Hendri Adriaens). CentERdata, Tilburg, 2006

Last Modified: 13-04-2016