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    Racial bias in newspaper ratings of professional football players
    Principe, F ; van Ours, JC (ELSEVIER, 2021-12-13)
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    Mental health effects of same-sex marriage legalization
    Chen, S ; van Ours, JC (WILEY, 2021-10-09)
    Same-sex marriage legalization (SSML) is a typical anti-discrimination policy to remove institutional discrimination against sexual minorities by providing them with marriage equality. We examine how this legalization in the Netherlands affected mental health. Conducting a difference-in-differences analysis with heterosexual individuals as a reference group, we find that SSML significantly improved mental health of sexual minorities and substantially reduced the sexual orientation gap of mental health. The beneficial effects were present for both married and non-married sexual minorities. This phenomenon suggests that part of the health gains were related to mechanisms beyond marriage itself.
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    How sensitive are sports fans to unemployment?
    Reade, JJ ; Van Ours, JC (ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2021-10-07)
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    Quantile Peer Effects of Immigrant Children at Primary Schools
    Ohinata, A ; van Ours, JC (WILEY, 2016-06-01)
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    The contribution of Johan Cruyff to success and stadium attendance at Feyenoord
    van Ours, JC (ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2021-08-18)
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    Dutch Economists Top 40
    Abbring, JH ; Bronnenberg, BJ ; Gautier, PA ; van Ours, JC (SPRINGER, 2014-06-01)
    There is a tradition in the Netherlands to publish an annual ranking of economic and business researchers working in Dutch universities. The most recent such ranking, published in 2013, emphasizes research quantity over research quality. We propose an alternative ranking based on quality. Important information about a researcher’s quality and impact is lost when moulding it to fit a template of numbers. Our ranking is no exception. Nevertheless, we argue and demonstrate that our ranking fits international consensus on research prominence and that the 2013 ranking does not.
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    Unemployment of Non-Western Immigrants in the Great Recession
    Cerveny, J ; van Ours, JC (SPRINGER, 2013-12-01)
    This paper examines whether unemployment of non-western immigrant workers in the Netherlands was disproportionally affected by the Great Recession. We analyze unemployment data covering the period November 2007–February 2013 finding that the Great Recession affected unemployment rates of non-western immigrant workers in absolute terms more than unemployment rates of native workers. However, in relative terms there is not much of a difference. We also find that the sensitivity of individual job finding rates to the aggregate state of the labor market does not differ between natives and non-western immigrants. In combination our findings suggest that the Great Recession did not have a different impact on the unemployment of non-westerns immigrants and native Dutch.