Govert Bijwaard is senior researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), a position he has held since 2008. He obtained his PhD in econometrics in June 2001 from the Free University Amsterdam\Tinbergen Institute. He has developed advanced techniques to overcome inference issues in duration models and multistate models, accounting for (dynamic) selection. In addition to his methodological research he has a strong focus on empirical research and policy relevance. In 2004 he received a highly competitive 3-year VENI-grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). He also received a Fulbright grant for graduates studies at Brown university. His current research interest is on the causal impact of socioeconomic differences on health and mortality, the impact of early life choices on later health, mortality and socio-economic position and on the impact of labour market behaviour on return migration.
EEF visiting research fellow at the SOM Research Institute, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen
External affiliate at the Health Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG), University of York
Research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany
Dynamic aspects of migration, duration models