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Wouter J. den Haan (or Denhaan) (born 22 July 1962) is a professor of economics at the London School of Economics, research fellow and programme director of the CEPR, and co-director of the Centre for Macroeconomics.
The Centre is co-directed by Wouter den Haan, Professor of Economics at LSE, and Morten O. Ravn, Professor of Economics at UCL.

Heterogeneity in economics

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His more recent work deals with solving macroeconomic models in which heterogeneity and contracting issues play a key role.

Professor

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Wouter J. den Haan (or Denhaan) (born 22 July 1962) is a professor of economics at the London School of Economics, research fellow and programme director of the CEPR, and co-director of the Centre for Macroeconomics.

Economics

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Wouter J. den Haan (or Denhaan) (born 22 July 1962) is a professor of economics at the London School of Economics, research fellow and programme director of the CEPR, and co-director of the Centre for Macroeconomics.

London School of Economics

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Wouter J. den Haan (or Denhaan) (born 22 July 1962) is a professor of economics at the London School of Economics, research fellow and programme director of the CEPR, and co-director of the Centre for Macroeconomics.

Center for Economic and Policy Research

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Wouter J. den Haan (or Denhaan) (born 22 July 1962) is a professor of economics at the London School of Economics, research fellow and programme director of the CEPR, and co-director of the Centre for Macroeconomics.

Business cycle

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Currently, his main areas of interest are business cycles, frictions in financial and labor markets, and numerical methods to solve models with a large number of heterogeneous agents.

Numerical analysis

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Currently, his main areas of interest are business cycles, frictions in financial and labor markets, and numerical methods to solve models with a large number of heterogeneous agents.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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He graduated cum laude from the MA program at Erasmus University, and received his PhD degree at Carnegie Mellon University in 1991.

Tepper School of Business

Alexander Henderson AwardGraduate School of Industrial AdministrationGSIA
This dissertation won him the Alexander Henderson Award for excellence in economics, an award also won by Nobel Laureates Oliver Williamson, Dale Mortensen, Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott.

Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

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This dissertation won him the Alexander Henderson Award for excellence in economics, an award also won by Nobel Laureates Oliver Williamson, Dale Mortensen, Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott.

Oliver E. Williamson

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This dissertation won him the Alexander Henderson Award for excellence in economics, an award also won by Nobel Laureates Oliver Williamson, Dale Mortensen, Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott.

Dale T. Mortensen

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This dissertation won him the Alexander Henderson Award for excellence in economics, an award also won by Nobel Laureates Oliver Williamson, Dale Mortensen, Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott.

Finn E. Kydland

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This dissertation won him the Alexander Henderson Award for excellence in economics, an award also won by Nobel Laureates Oliver Williamson, Dale Mortensen, Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott.

Edward C. Prescott

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This dissertation won him the Alexander Henderson Award for excellence in economics, an award also won by Nobel Laureates Oliver Williamson, Dale Mortensen, Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott.

London Business School

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At the beginning of 2003 he moved back to Europe and became a professor of economics at London Business School.

University of Amsterdam

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In 2006 he received a VICI award and became a professor of economics at the University of Amsterdam.

Macroeconomics

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Uncertainty and forward-looking agents play a crucial role in modern macroeconomics and Wouter den Haan helped in making it feasible to analyze models with these features by developing computer algorithms to solve these models.

Albert Marcet

Together with Albert Marcet he developed the Parameterized Expectations Algorithm (PEA) and the “Denhaan-Marcet statistic” is used to evaluate the accuracy of numerical solutions.

Contract theory

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His more recent work deals with solving macroeconomic models in which heterogeneity and contracting issues play a key role.

Labour economics

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Wouter den Haan has applied this theme both to labour and financial markets.

Financial market

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Wouter den Haan has applied this theme both to labour and financial markets.

Search theory

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His research has shown that a job-market matching model is very helpful in accounting for the high unemployment rates in several European countries.

Unemployment

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His research has shown that a job-market matching model is very helpful in accounting for the high unemployment rates in several European countries.

Stability and Growth Pact

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In particular, his research makes clear that the Growth and Stability pact—by keeping tax rates high until the number of unemployment has actually dropped—may make it more difficult to move towards the better equilibrium of low unemployment rates.