Roger Prudon

You can contact me at: r.e.k.prudon@vu.nl

Or my placement director Eric Bartelsman at: e.j.bartelsman@tinbergen.nl

I am a PhD-student at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Tinbergen Institute under the supervison of Prof. Dr. Pierre Koning and Dr. Paul Muller. I am going on the job market in the fall of 2022 and I am available for interviews during the European and American job market.

In my job market paper titled "Is delayed mental health treatment detrimental for employment?" I estimate the causal impact of increasing waiting times for mental health treatment on labor market status. I find large and significant negative effects. A two month increase in waiting time (1 SD) decreases the probability to be employed by 4 p.p. and increases the probability to receive disability benefits by 2 p.p.. Vulnerable groups with a low education level or migration background are especially affected as the impact of waiting time is larger and their average waiting time is longer.

Research projects

  1. Is delayed mental health treatment detrimental for employment?

Job market paper

  1. Do disability benefits hinder work resumption after recovery?

Joint with Pierre Koning and Paul Muller.

Journal of Health Economics, Volume 82, March 2022

  1. Why do temporary workers have higher disability insurance risks?

Joint with Pierre Koning and Paul Muller.

IZA Discussion paper series, No. 15173, March 2022

  1. Sick or Unemployed? Examining Exits into Sickness Benefits in the Spike of Unemployment Benefit Exhaustion

Joint with Pierre Koning.

News

November 2022: My job market paper on the impact of waiting times for mental health treatment on employment is now available online

June 2022: Policy discussion article published in ESB (in Dutch) on the difference in DI risk between permanent and temporary contract

March 2022: New discussion paper out on the difference in disability insurance risk between permanent and temporary contracts.

Feb 2022: Our paper on the disincentives of disability benefits after recovery has been published in the Journal of Health Economics.

Sep 2021: I will be visiting prof. Nicole Maestas at Harvard University from March '22 until May '22.