Lex Borghans

Maastricht University - Department of Economics

P.O. Box 616

Maastricht, 6200 MD

Netherlands

University of Maastricht - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)

P.O. Box 616

Maastricht, MD6200

Netherlands

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

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The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits

IZA Working Paper No. 3333
Number of pages: 166 Posted: 23 May 2008
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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personality traits, lifecycle effects

The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits

NBER Working Paper No. w13810
Number of pages: 165 Posted: 15 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2010
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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Gender Differences in Risk Aversion and Ambiguity Aversion

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3985
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Mar 2009
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Maastricht - Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)
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gender, risk aversion, ambiguity aversion

Gender Differences in Risk Aversion and Ambiguity Aversion

NBER Working Paper No. w14713
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2010
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Maastricht - Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)
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The Importance of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation for Measuring IQ

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7182
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
Lex Borghans, Huub Meijers and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Maastricht - Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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incentives, cognitive test scores

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An Economic Analysis of the Optimal School Starting Age

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Lex Borghans and Ron Diris
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University
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education economics, school starting age, human capital theory

People People: Social Capital and the Labor-Market Outcomes of Underrepresented Groups

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1494
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Feb 2005
Lex Borghans, Bas ter Weel and Bruce A. Weinberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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interpersonal interactions, wage level and structure, economics of minorities and races and gender, social capital

People People: Social Capital and the Labor-Market Outcomes of Underrepresented Groups

NBER Working Paper No. w11985
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Apr 2006
Lex Borghans, Bas ter Weel and Bruce A. Weinberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Superstardom and Monopolistic Power: Why Media Stars Earn More than their Marginal Contribution to Welfare

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Vol. 154, No. 3, pp. 546-71, 1998
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Dec 2012
Lex Borghans and Loek F. M. Groot
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Utrecht University - School of Economics
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superstar economics, monopolistic power

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Are Computer Skills the New Basic Skills? The Returns to Computer, Writing and Math Skills in Britain

IZA Discussion Paper No. 751
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Apr 2003
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
Downloads 125 (223,327)
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Wage Differentials by Skill, Computer Use and Skill

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Time Discounting and the Body Mass Index

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1597
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 May 2005
Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
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body mass index (BMI), risky behavior, time discounting

The Role of Noncognitive Skills in Explaining Cognitive Test Scores

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2429
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 26 Nov 2006
Lex Borghans, Huub Meijers and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Maastricht - Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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cognitive test scores, noncognitive skills

The Role of Noncognitive Skills in Explaining Cognitive Test Scores

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 2-12, January 2008
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 19 Mar 2008
Lex Borghans, Huub Meijers and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Maastricht - Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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The Division of Labour, Worker Organisation, and Technological Change

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1709
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 11 Aug 2005
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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division of labour, wage level and structure, technological change, computerisation of the labour market

The Division of Labour, Worker Organisation, and Technological Change

Economic Journal, Vol. 116, No. 509, pp. F45-F72, February 2006
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Aug 2006
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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Do We Need Computer Skills to Use a Computer? Evidence from Britain

IZA Discussion Paper No. 685
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Feb 2003
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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Wage Inequality, Wage Level and Structure, Computerization

Do We Need Computer Skills to Use a Computer? Evidence from Britain

Labour, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 505-532, September 2006
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Sep 2006
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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The Americanization of European Higher Education and Research

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4445
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Lex Borghans and Frank Cörvers
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University
Downloads 79 (306,663)
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higher education, research, Americanization

The Americanization of European Higher Education and Research

NBER Working Paper No. w15217
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2010
Lex Borghans and Frank Cörvers
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University
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Fostering and Measuring Skills: Improving Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills to Promote Lifetime Success

NBER Working Paper No. w20749
Number of pages: 124 Posted: 15 Dec 2014
University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Maastricht University, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
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Fostering and Measuring Skills: Improving Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills to Promote Lifetime Success

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8696
Number of pages: 125 Posted: 30 Dec 2014
University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Maastricht University, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
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non-cognitive skills, human development, interventions

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Identification Problems in Personality Psychology

NBER Working Paper No. w16917
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University, Department of Economics, Students
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Identification Problems in Personality Psychology

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5605
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Apr 2011
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University, Department of Economics, Students
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psychology, personality, identification problem, achievement test, grades

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The Diffusion of Computers and the Distribution of Wages

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1107
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Apr 2004
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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wage level and structure, diffusion of computer

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Interpersonal Styles and Labor Market Outcomes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2466
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 05 Dec 2006
Lex Borghans, Bas ter Weel and Bruce A. Weinberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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interpersonal interactions, wage level and structure, assignment

Interpersonal Styles and Labor Market Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w12846
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2010
Lex Borghans, Bas ter Weel and Bruce A. Weinberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Is There a Link between Economic Outcomes and Genetic Evolution? Cross-Country Evidence from the Major Histocompatibility Complex

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1838
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 29 Nov 2005
José A.M. Borghans, Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
University of Utrecht - Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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genetic evolution, human cooperation, economic outcomes

Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in the Netherlands 1999-2003

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2865
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Jul 2007
Lex Borghans and Ben Kriechel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
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wage structure, labor mobility

Wage Structure and Labor Mobility in the Netherlands 1999-2003

NBER Working Paper No. w13210
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2010
Lex Borghans and Ben Kriechel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
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Supply and Demand, Allocation and Wage Inequality: An International Comparison

IZA Discussion Paper No. 907
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Dec 2003
Arnaud Dupuy and Lex Borghans
Centre de Recherche en Économie Appliquée (CREA) and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
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allocation, wage inequality

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Understanding the Technology of Computer Technology Diffusion: Explaining Computer Adoption Patterns and Implications for the Wage Structure

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3792
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Nov 2008
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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wage level of structure, computer technology, technology diffusion

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Skill Transferability, Regret and Mobility

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2021
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Mar 2006
Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
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regret, mobility, skill transfer, training

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Job Mobility in Europe, Japan and the U.S

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5386
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Dec 2010
Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
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Europe, graduates, job mobility, Japan, U.S.

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What Happens When Agent T Gets a Computer? The Labor Market Impact of Cost Efficient Computer Adoption

IZA Discussion Paper No. 792
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Jul 2003
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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Wage Differentials by Skill, Computer Use and Skill

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Allocating Instruction Time: How Language Instruction Can Affect Multiple Skills

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Mar 2012
Ron Diris and Lex Borghans
Maastricht University and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
Downloads 44 (404,325)
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economics of education, human capital theory, instruction time, primary education

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Personality and Mental Health: The Role and Substitution Effect of Emotional Stability and Conscientiousness

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10337
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Nov 2016
Caroline Wehner, Trudie Schils and Lex Borghans
IZA, Maastricht University, Dept Economics and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
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mental health, personality differences, health inequality, child development, socioeconomic disadvantage

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International Education and Economic Growth

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7354
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Apr 2013
University of Bonn, Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
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international education, economic growth, economics of education

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Parental Preferences for Primary School Characteristics

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8371
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Aug 2014
Lex Borghans, Bart Golsteyn and Ulf Zölitz
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) and University of Zurich
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school choice, school quality, school competition

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Wage Effects of On-the-Job Training: A Meta-Analysis

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6077
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Nov 2011
Carla Haelermans and Lex Borghans
Maastricht University - Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research (TIER) and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
Downloads 27 (489,999)
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on-the-job training, meta-analysis, publication bias

Wage Effects of On‐The‐Job Training: A Meta‐Analysis

British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 502-528, 2012
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Aug 2012
Carla Haelermans and Lex Borghans
Maastricht University - Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research (TIER) and Maastricht University - Department of Economics
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Social Support Substitution and the Earnings Rebound: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity in Disability Insurance Reform

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5412
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 03 Jan 2011
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and Dartmouth College
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crowd out, spillover effects, benefit substitution, social insurance, income assistance, welfare, regression discontinuity, administrative data

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*The Division of Labour, Worker Organisation, and Technological Change

The Economic Journal, Vol. 116, pp. F45-F72, February 2006
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 May 2006
Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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What Makes a Good Conference? Analysing the Preferences of Labor Economists

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4870
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Apr 2010
Lex Borghans, Margo Romans and Jan Sauermann
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN and SOFI, Stockholm University
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conference participation, economics profession, vignette-method, random-coefficients model

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Does Expert Advice Improve Educational Choice?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7649
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 19 Oct 2013
Lex Borghans, Bart Golsteyn and Anders Stenberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) and Stockholm University - Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
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uncertainty, human capital, educational choice, study counseling

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What Grades and Achievement Tests Measure

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10356
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Nov 2016
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University, Department of Economics, Students
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IQ, achievement tests, grades, personality traits

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Measuring and Interpreting Trends in the Division of Labour in the Netherlands

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5666
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 09 May 2011
Semih Akcomak, Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel
TEKPOL-METU, Maastricht University - Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research
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division of labour, tasks, technological change, the Netherlands

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Default Options and Training Participation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7214
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Feb 2013
Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
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human capital investment, training, default

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Social Support Substitution and the Earnings Rebound: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity in Disability Insurance Reform

NBER Working Paper No. w18261
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Jul 2012
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and Dartmouth College
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School Quality and the Development of Cognitive Skills between Age Four and Six

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9200
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Lex Borghans, Bart Golsteyn and Ulf Zölitz
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) and University of Zurich
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cognitive skills, child development, school quality

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Susceptibility to Default Training Options Across the Population

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9180
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
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training, human capital, default option, experiment

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Decomposing Achievement Test Scores Into Measures of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Jul 2019
Lex Borghans and Trudie Schils
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University
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test scores, noncognitive skills

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Job Mobility in Europe, Japan and the United States

British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 436-456, 2012
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Aug 2012
Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
Maastricht University - Department of Economics and Maastricht University - Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
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People Skills and the Labor-Market Outcomes of Underrepresented Groups

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2014
Posted: 17 Apr 2014
Lex Borghans, Bas ter Weel and Bruce A. Weinberg
Maastricht University - Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam - SEO Economic Research and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics

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interpersonal interactions, wage level and structure, economics, race, ethnicity, gender