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Research focuses

Urban Economics, Development Economics, Economics of Education, Equality of opportunity

Curriculum vitae

  • 2023 - current Junior Professor in Applied Economics, University of Cologne
  • 2023 Young Researcher Prize in Economics (Benzeliusbelöning), Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala
  • 2023 Selection for the EALE Job Market Tour 2023
  • 2022 Visiting Graduate Student at London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2020 IPUMS International Research Award for Best Student Paper
  • 2019 - 2020 Visiting Graduate student at MIT
  • 2017 - 2023 PhD Candidate in Economics, Uppsala University
  • 2014 - 2017 Researcher at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economics Policy Analysis.

Selected publications

  • Bengtsson, N., van Maarseveen, R., & Poignant, A. (2023). The social cost of industrialization: Evidence from the 19th-century Swedish iron industry. Available at SSRN 4071040.
  • van Maarseveen, R. (2022). The effect of childhood urban residency on earnings: Evidence from Brazil. Available at SSRN 3859527.
  • van Maarseveen, R. (2021). The effect of urban migration on educational attainment: evidence from Africa. Available at SSRN 3836097.
  • van Maarseveen, R. (2021). The urban–rural education gap: do cities indeed make us smarter?. Journal of Economic Geography, 21(5), 683-714.
  • Tijm, J., Michielsen, T. O., van Maarseveen, R., & Zwaneveld, P. (2019). How large are the non-travel time effects of urban highway tunneling? Evidence from Maastricht, the Netherlands. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 130, 570-592.