Prof. Dr. Wim Groot

Professorial Fellow

Wim Groot (1960) is Professor of Health Economics since 1998 and Professor of Evidence Based Education since 2008, both at Maastricht University. Since 2015 he is also Professor of Evidence Based Education and Labor Market Policy at the University of Amsterdam.  In 1986 he received a M.A. degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam and in 1992 a Ph.D degree in Economics from the same university.

Between 2007 and 2015 he was a crown member of the Council of Public Health and Health Care (Raad voor de Volksgezondheid en Zorg, RVZ). He is currently a member of the board of governance of the Dutch Patient Federation (NPCF), a member of the ZoNMW committees ‘Topzorg’ and ‘Uitkomstgerichte Zorg’, chairman of the Vidi committee ‘Economie and Bedrijfskunde’, chairman of the expert panel of NFK,  and a member of the Advisory Board Health Care of the ING Bank. He was a consultant for various ministries in the Netherlands and for organizations like the EC, OECD and the Worldbank. From 2014 to 2016 he was a Consultant for the European Commission DG EAC to advise about the implementation and progress about the National Reform Program for the Netherlands as part of the Growth and Stability Pact.

He has published more than 300 papers in international scientific journals. Until 2018, he successfully supervised 34 PhD students.

In 2004 he obtained an honorary doctorate from the National University of Kiyv-Mohyla Academy in the Ukraine.

For more information, see: www.tierweb.nl http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Institutes/HealthServicesResearch/GrootWim.htm

And Researchgate:  http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wim_Groot or on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wim-groot-15452844/




Selected publications by Wim Groot


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Njagi, Purity, J. Arsenijevic & Wim Groot, 2020, Cost–related unmet need for healthcare services in Kenya, BMC Health Services Research, DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05189-3, More information
Zinyemba, Tatenda, Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova, 2020, EFFECTS OF HIV/AIDS ON CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW, Journal of Economic Surveys, 34(1): 35-84, DOI: 10.1111/joes.12345, More information
Momo, Michelle, Sofie J. Cabus, Kristof De Witte & Wim Groot, 2019, Context and Implications Document for: A systematic review of the literature on the causes of early school leaving in Africa and Asia, Review of Education, 7(3): 523-524, DOI: 10.1002/rev3.3135, More information
Somers, Melline A., Sofie J. Cabus, Wim Groot & Henriette Maasen van den Brink, 2019, Horizontal Mismatch between Employment and Field of Education, Journal of Economic Surveys, 33(2): 567-603, DOI: 10.1111/joes.12271, More information
Momo, Michelle, Iryna Rud, Sofie J. Cabus, Kristof De Witte & Wim Groot, 2019, The relationship between contextual characteristics and the intergenerational correlation of education in developing countries, International Journal of Educational Development, 66: 173-183, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2018.10.002, More information
Hogendoorn, Bram, Iryna Rud, Wim Groot & Henriette Maasen van den Brink, 2019, The Effects of Human Capital Interventions on Entrepreneurial Performance in Industrialized Countries, Journal of Economic Surveys, 33(3): 798-826, DOI: 10.1111/joes.12308, More information
Amagir, A., Wim Groot, Henriette Maasen van den Brink & A. Wilschut, 2019, SaveWise: The design of a financial education program in the Netherlands, Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 18(2): 100-120, DOI: 10.1177/2047173419870053, More information
Myint, C.-Y., Milena Pavlova & Wim Groot, 2019, Patterns of health care use and out-of-pocket payments among general population and social security beneficiaries in Myanmar, BMC Health Services Research, 19: 258-, DOI: 10.1186/s12913-019-4071-8, More information
Myint, C.-Y., Milena Pavlova & Wim Groot, 2019, Health insurance in Myanmar: Knowledge, perceptions, and preferences of Social Security Scheme members and general adult population, Int J Health Plann Manage, 34(1): 346-369, DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2643, More information
Levenets, Olena, Tetiana Stepurko, Abel Polese, Milena Pavlova & Wim Groot, 2019, Coping Strategies of Cancer Patients in Ukraine, Int J Health Plann Manage, 34(4): 1423-1438, DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2802, More information
Miteniece, E., Milena Pavlova, B. Rechel, Dace Rezeberga, Liubovė Murauskienė & Wim Groot, 2019, Barriers to Accessing Adequate Maternal Care in Latvia: A Mixed-Method Study Among Women, Providers and Decision-Makers, Health Policy, 123(1): 87-95, DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.10.012, More information
Huang, Jian, Wim Groot, John G. Sessions & Yinyen Tseng, 2019, Age of Menarche, Adolescent Sexual Intercourse and Schooling Attainment of Women, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, online, DOI: 10.1111/obes.12284, More information
Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2019, Effects of health insurance on labour supply: Evidence from the Health Care Fund for the Poor in Vietnam, Applied Economics, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2019.1613509
Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2019, Effects of health insurance on labour supply: A systematic review, International Journal of Manpower, DOI: 10.1108/IJM-02-2018-0038
Muzyamba, Choolwe, Wim Groot, Milena Pavlova & Sonila Tomini, 2019, Factors associated with choice of antenatal, delivery and postnatal services between HIV positive and HIV negative women in Zambia, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 19(127), More information
van Rens, M., C. Haelermans, Wim Groot & Henriette Maasen van den Brink, 2018, Girls’ and Boys’ Perceptions of the Transition from Primary to Secondary School, Child Indicators Research: 1-, DOI: 10.1007/s12187-018-9591-y, More information
Ogundele, O.J., Milena Pavlova & Wim Groot, 2018, Examining trends in inequality in the use of reproductive health care services in Ghana and Nigeria, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18(1), DOI: 10.1186/s12884-018-2102-9, More information
Arsenijevic, J. & Wim Groot, 2018, Does household help prevent loneliness among the elderly? An evaluation of a policy reform in the Netherlands, BMC public health, 18(1): 1104-, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-6004-6, More information
van Rooijen, M., C.-Y. Myint, Milena Pavlova & Wim Groot, 2018, Health insurance in Myanmar: The views and perception of healthcare consumers and health system informants on the establishment of a nationwide health insurance system, Risks, 6(3), DOI: 10.3390/risks6030081, More information
Miteniece, E., Milena Pavlova, L. Shengelia, B. Rechel & Wim Groot, 2018, Barriers to accessing adequate maternal care in Georgia: A qualitative study, BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3432-z, More information
Coenen, J., I. Cornelisz, Wim Groot, Henriette Maasen van den Brink & C. van Klaveren, 2018, Teacher characteristics and their effects on student test scores: A systematic review, Journal of Economic Surveys, 32(3): 848-877, DOI: 10.1111/joes.12210, More information
Arsenijevic, J. & Wim Groot, 2018, Lifestyle differences between older migrants and non-migrants in 14 European countries using propensity score matching method, International Journal of Public Health, 63(3): 337-347, DOI: 10.1007/s00038-017-1010-5, More information
Amagir, A., Wim Groot, Henriette Maasen van den Brink & A. Wilschut, 2018, A review of financial-literacy education programs for children and adolescents, Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 17(1): 56-80, DOI: 10.1177/2047173417719555, More information
van Rens, M., C. Haelermans, Wim Groot & Henriette Maasen van den Brink, 2018, Facilitating a Successful Transition to Secondary School: (How) Does it Work? A Systematic Literature Review, Adolescent Research Review, 3(1): 43-56, DOI: 10.1007/s40894-017-0063-2, More information
Rud, Iryna, C. van Klaveren, Wim Groot & H.M. van den Brink, 2018, What Drives the Relationship Between Early Criminal Involvement and School Dropout?, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 34(1): 139-166, DOI: 10.1007/s10940-016-9326-5, More information
Safarnejad, Ali, Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova, 2018, Study design and the estimation of the size of key populations at risk of HIV: Lessons from Viet Nam, BMC International Health and Human Rights, 18(1), DOI: 10.1186/s12914-018-0141-y, More information
Mutyambizi, C., Milena Pavlova, L. Chola, C. Hongoro & Wim Groot, 2018, Cost of diabetes mellitus in Africa: A systematic review of existing literature, Globalization and Health, 14(1), DOI: 10.1186/s12992-017-0318-5, More information
Presley, B., Milena Pavlova & Wim Groot, 2018, Pharmacy-led interventions to improve medication adherence among adults with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, DOI: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.09.021, More information
Ayanore, M.A., Milena Pavlova, R. Biesma & Wim Groot, 2018, Stakeholders' views on maternity care shortcomings in rural Ghana: An ethnographic study among women, providers, public, and quasiprivate policy sector actors, International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 33(1): e105-e118, DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2411, More information
Caldron, Paul Henry, A. Impens, Milena Pavlova & Wim Groot, 2018, Why do they care? Narratives of physician volunteers on motivations for participation in short-term medical missions abroad, International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 33(1): 67-87, DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2402, More information
Curvers, N., Milena Pavlova, K. Hajema, Wim Groot & Federica Angeli, 2018, Social participation among older adults (55+): Results of a survey in the region of South Limburg in the Netherlands, Health and Social Care in the Community, 26(1): e85-e93, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12480, More information
Njagi, Purity, J. Arsenijevic & Wim Groot, 2018, Understanding variations in catastrophic health expenditure, its underlying determinants and impoverishment in Sub-Saharan African countries: a scoping review, BMC Systematic Reviews, 7(1), DOI: doi: 10.1186/s13643-018-0799-1, More information
Muzyamba, Choolwe, Wim Groot, Milena Pavlova, Iryna Rud & Sonila Tomini, 2018, Professional care delivery or traditional birth attendants? , BMC Tropical Medicine and Health, 46(8), DOI: 10.1186/s41182-018-0090-0, More information
Muzyamba, Choolwe, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Milena Pavlova, 2018, Community mobilization and maternal Care of Women Living with HIV in poor settings: the case of Mfuwe, Zambia, BMC Health Services Research, 18(155), DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-2959-3, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2018, Does integrating AIDS treatment with food assistance affect labor supply? Evidence from Zambia, Economics and Human Biology, 28: 79-91, DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2017.11.006, More information
Safarnejad, Ali, Milena Pavlova, V.H. Son, H.L. Phuong & Wim Groot, 2017, Criteria for prioritization of HIV programs in Viet Nam: a discrete choice experiment, BMC Health Services Research, 17(719), DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2679-0, More information
Muzyamba, Choolwe, Wim Groot, Milena Pavlova & Sonila Tomini, 2017, The usefulness of traditional birth attendants to women living with HIV in resource-poor settings: the case of Mfuwe, Zambia, BMC Tropical Medicine and Health, 45(37), More information
Muzyamba, Choolwe, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Milena Pavlova, 2017, The role of Community Mobilization in maternal care provision for women in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review of studies using an experimental design, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(274), More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2017, The Impact of Food Assistance on Dietary Diversity and Food Consumption among People Living with HIV/AIDS, AIDS and Behavior, 21(12): 3515-3526, DOI: 10.1007/s10461-016-1646-9, More information
Tomini, Florian, Wim Groot & Sonila Tomini, 2016, Informal care and gifts to and from older people in Europe: The interlinks between giving and receiving, BMC Health Services Research, 16(1): 603-, DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1830-7, More information
Tomini, Florian, Sonila Tomini & Wim Groot, 2016, Understanding the value of social networks in life satisfaction of elderly people: a comparative study of 16 European countries using SHARE data, BMC Geriatrics, 16(1): 203-, DOI: 10.1186/s12877-016-0362-7, More information
Tomini, Sonila, Wim Groot, Milena Pavlova & Florian Tomini, 2015, Paying out-of-pocket and informally for health care in Albania: The impoverishing effect on households, Frontier Public Health, 3(207), DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00207
Tirivayi, Nyasha, Wim Groot & Henriette Maasen van den Brink, 2014, Group incentives for teachers and their effects on student learning: A systematic review of theory and evidence, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 25: 570-601, DOI: 10.1080/09243453.2013.857697, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha, Henriette Maasen van den Brink & Wim Groot, 2014, Group Incentives for Teachers and their Effect on Student Learning: A Systematic Review of Theory and Evidence, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 25(4): 570-601, More information
Tomini, Sonila & Wim Groot, 2013, Paying informally for public health care in Albania: scarce resources or governance failure?, Applied Economics, 45(36): 5119-5130, DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2013.818216, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha, John R Koethe & Wim Groot, 2012, Clinic-Based Food Assistance is Associated with Increased Medication Adherence among HIV-Infected Adults on Long-Term Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambia, Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research, 3: 171-188, DOI: 10.4172/2155-6113.1000171, More information
Tomini, Sonila, Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova, 2012, Paying informally in the Albanian health care sector: a two-tiered stochastic frontier model, The European Journal of Health Economics, 13(6): 777-788, DOI: 10.1007/s10198-011-0331-1, More information
Tomini, Sonila, Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova, 2012, Informal payments and intra-household allocation of resources for health care in Albania, BMC Health Services Research, 12: 17-, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-17, More information
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2011, Health and welfare effects of integrating AIDS treatment with food assistance in resource constrained settings: a systematic review of theory and evidence, Social Science & Medicine, 73(5): 685-92, DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.06.056, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2019, Health insurance and self-employment transitions in Vietnam, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-008
Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2018, Health insurance and patient satisfaction: Evidence from the poorest regions of Vietnam, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-040
Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2018, Health insurance and self-employment transitions in Vietnam: A multinomial analysis, This paper has been republished as #2019-008, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2018-039
Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2017, Effects of health insurance on labour supply: Evidence from the health care fund for the poor in Viet Nam, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-050
Leopold, Nga, Wim Groot, Sonila Tomini & Florian Tomini, 2017, Effects of health insurance on labour supply: A systematic review, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-017
Nseluke, Mutinta Hambayi, Wim Groot & Nyasha Tirivayi, 2015, The effect of supplementation with locally available foods on stunting. A review of theory and evidence, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-002
Tirivayi, Nyasha, Henriette Maasen van den Brink & Wim Groot, 2014, Size and economies of scale in higher education and the implications for mergers, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-066
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2014, The impact of food transfers for people living with HIV/AIDS: Evidence from Zambia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-065
Tomini, Sonila & Wim Groot, 2012, Paying informally for public health care in Albania: scarce resources or governance failure?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-070
Tomini, Sonila, Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova, 2012, The determinants of home based long-term care utilisation in Western European countries, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-069


MGSoG Working Papers
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2010, In kind transfers, Household spending behaviour and consumption responses in HIV-affected households: Evidence from Zambia, MGSoG Working Paper 2010-009
Tirivayi, Nyasha, J. Koethe & Wim Groot, 2010, Food assistance and its effect on the weight and antiretroviral therapy adherence of HIV infected adults evidence from Zambia, MGSoG Working Paper 2010-006
Tomini, Sonila, Wim Groot & Milena Pavlova, 2009, Paying informally in the Albanian health care sector: A two-tiered stochastic frontier bargaining model, MGSoG Working Paper 2009-008
Tirivayi, Nyasha & Wim Groot, 2009, The welfare effects of integrating HIV/AIDS. Treatment with cash or in kind transfers, MGSoG Working Paper 2009-007


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