Roger Prudon

I am a post-doctoral fellow in the Retirement and Disability Policy Research Center at the National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER). In August 2024, I will join Lancaster University as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor). My research focuses on the interplay between (mental) health, employment and disability insurance.

I obtained my PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Tinbergen Institute under the supervision of Prof.dr. Pierre Koning and dr. Paul Muller. You can find my CV here.

Contact me directly at: r.prudon at

Ongoing research projects

Job market paper

R&R at Review of Economics and Statistics

Joint with Pierre Koning and Paul Muller.

IZA Discussion paper series, No. 15173, March 2022

R&R at Labour Economics

Joint with Pierre Koning.


Joint with Pierre Koning.


April 2024: I have been awarded an NWO Rubicon grant to fund research on mental health interventions and their impact on labor market outcomes 

August 2023: Published a policy discussion article in ESB (in Dutch) on the impact of waiting times for mental health treatment. Covered by Dutch newspapers FD, NRC and NOS and by Radio 1

May 2023: I will be joining the NBER for one year as a post-doctoral fellow

January 2023: Honored to have been awarded the 2021/2022 SBE-Tinbergen best PhD publication award for our paper in the Journal of Health Economics

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