Professor Dr. Joan Muysken

Professorial fellow

Research group(s):
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development

Joan Muysken is Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Maastricht University, where he teaches macroeconomics and labour economics. He obtained his PhD from the University of Groningen on the aggregation of production functions. He was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Oslo in 1980 (January-March) and in 1983 (January-August) he stayed at the SUNY Buffalo (USA) as an Assistant Professor. He was a Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) from January-July 1989; at the University of Newcastle, Australia (November-December 1995 and March-April 2000); at the ZEW, Mannheim during March 2000; and at the WZB, Berlin during May 2000. Joan Muysken's research interests include endogenous growth and diffusion of technologies, skill mismatch, job competition, analysis of unemployment.




Selected publications by Joan Muysken


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Muysken, Joan, Ehsan Vallizadeh & Thomas Ziesemer, 2015, Migration, unemployment, and skill downgrading, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 117(2): 403-451, More information
Muysken, Joan & Thomas Ziesemer, 2014, The effect of immigration on economic growth in an ageing economy, Bulletin of Applied Economics, 1(1): 37-65
Ziesemer, Thomas & Joan Muysken, 2013, A permanent effect of temporary immigration on economic growth, Applied Economics, 45: 4050-4059, More information
Kuehn, S., Joan Muysken & A.P. van Veen, 2010, The adverse effects of government spending on private consumption in New Keynesian Models, Metroeconomica, 61(4): 621-639
Candelon, B, Joan Muysken & R. Vermeulen, 2010, Fiscal Policy and Monetary Integration in Europe: An Update, Oxford Economic Papers-New Series, 62(2): 323-349
Ziesemer, Thomas, Joan Muysken & Frank Cörvers, 2007, Immigratie als wapen in de strijd tegen de vergrijzing, Kwartaalschrift Economie, 4: 475-496
Muysken, Joan & Samia S. O. M. Nour, 2006, Deficiencies in Education and Poor Prospects for Economic Growth in the Gulf Countries: The Case of the UAE, Journal of Development Studies, 42(6): 957-980
Muysken, Joan, 2004, Calvinistische zelfkastijding en begrotingsbeleid, Openbaar Bestuur, 11: 33-36
Zon, Adriaan van & Joan Muysken, 2001, Health, education and endogenous growth, Journal of Health Economics, 20(2): 169-185
Muysken, Joan, Mark Sanders & Adriaan van Zon, 2001, Wage divergence and asymmetries in unemployment in a model with biased technical change, De Economist, 149(1): 13-31
Muysken, Joan, 2001, Een gat in de dijk van het poldermodel, Economisch Statistische Berichten, 86(4301)
Muysken, Joan, Tom van Veen & Erik de Regt, 1999, Does a shift in the tax burden create unemployment?, Applied Economics, 31: 1195-1205
Muysken, Joan, 1992, Inactiviteit in Nederland, Maandschrift Economie, 56(3): 187-208
Gijsel, Peter de, Joan Muysken & G.L.M. Wolfs, 1991, Interne arbeidsmarkten en beloning bij mannen en vrouwen in Nederland, Mens en Maatschappij, 3: 257-276
Muysken, Joan & Erik de Regt, 1990, De registratiegraad van vacatures in Nederland, 1950-1988, Maandschrift Economie(4): 327-344
Muysken, Joan, 1989, Classification of unemployment: Analytical and policy relevance, De Economist, 137(4): 397-424
Diederen, Paul, René Kemp, Joan Muysken & Franz Palm, 1988, Diffusie van technologie: Gevolgen voor werkgelegenheid en beroepenstructuur, Tijdschrift voor Politieke Economie, 11(2): 84-96


Book chapters
Zon, Adriaan van & Joan Muysken, 2005, The impact of ICT investment on knowledge accumulation and economic growth, in: L.L.G. Soete & B ter Weel (Eds.), The Economics of the Digital Society, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham
Zon, Adriaan van & Joan Muysken, 2005, Health as a Principal Determinant of Economic Growth, in: G Lopez-Gasanovas, L Currais & B Rivera (Eds.), Health and Economic Growth, Findings and Policy Implications, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA
Welters, R.A.M.H.M. & Joan Muysken, 2005, Employer Search and Training/Wage Subsidies, in: I Nicaise (Ed.), Best practice in the evaluation of labour market programmes for vulnerable groups, Leuven
Ziesemer, Thomas, Hakan Yetkiner & Joan Muysken, 2003, Health, labour productivity and growth, in: Hagemann, H & Seiter, S (Ed.), New Developments in Growth Theory and Policy, Routledge, London, New York
Muysken, Joan, Hakan Yetkiner & Thomas Ziesemer, 2002, Health, labour productivity and growth, in: Harald Hagemann and Stefan Seiter (eds.), New Development in Economic Growth and Policy, Routledge
Muysken, Joan, 2002, Job growth and social harmony: A Dutch miracle?, in: Harald Hagemann and Stefan Seiter (eds.), Growth Theory and Growth Policy, Routledge
Zon, Adriaan van, Mark Sanders & Joan Muysken, 2001, Modelling the link between skill biases in technical change and wage divergence through labour market extensions of Krugman’s North-South model, in: Pascal Petit and Luc Soete (eds.), Technology and the Future of European Employment, Edward Elgar Publishing
Zon, Adriaan van & Joan Muysken, 2001, Skill biases in employment opportunities and income perspectives: Should we try to shake the invisible hand?, in: G.H. Kuper, E. Sterken and E. Wester (eds.), Coordination and Growth: Essays in Honour of Simon Kuipers, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht
Zon, Adriaan van, Huub Meijers & Joan Muysken, 2001, Sweeping the chimney before kindling the fire as a workable option for employment policy, in: Pascal Petit and Luc Soete (eds.), Technology and the Future of European Employment, Edward Elgar Publishing
Muysken, Joan, 2001, Het goed(e) in de economie, in: H. Klok, T. van Schaik and S. Smulders, Economologues - Liber Amicorum voor Theo van de Klundert, Tilburg University
Muysken, Joan, 2001, The Dutch polder model: Will the dykes hold?, in: E. Carlson and W.F. Mitchell (eds.), Achieving Full Employment
Zon, Adriaan van, Huub Meijers & Joan Muysken, 2000, On trickling chimneys and other unemployment misery, in: Hans Heijke and Joan Muysken (eds.), Education and Training in a Knowledge-Based Economy, MacMillan Press, London
Muysken, Joan & Bas ter Weel, 2000, Overeducation and crowding out of low-skilled workers, in: Lex Borghans and Andries de Grip (eds.), The Overeducated Worker? The Economics of Skill Utilization, Edward Elgar Publishers
Zon, Adriaan van, Joan Muysken & Huub Meijers, 1998, Asymmetric skill substitution, labour market flexibility, and the allocation of qualifications, in: H. Heijke and L. Borghans (eds), Towards a Transparent Labour Market for Educational Decisions, Avebury Publishers
Zon, Adriaan van, Joan Muysken & Huub Meijers, 1998, Asymmetric skill substitution, labour market flexibility, and the allocation of qualifications, in: Hans Heijke en Lex Borghans (eds.), Towards a Transparent Labour Market for Educational Decisions, Avebury Publishers, London
Muysken, Joan & Luc Soete, 1998, Gebrekkige economische onderbouwing van een politiek project, in: G. Reuten, K. Vendrik, R. Went (eds.), De prijs van de Euro, Van Gennep, Amsterdam
Muysken, Joan, 1998, Job growth and social harmony reflections on the Dutch polder model, in: Qiu Yuanlun and Lou Hongbo (eds.), A Comparative Study of Employment Policies in European Union and China, China Economics Publishing House, Beijing
Muysken, Joan, H. Bierings & Erik de Regt, 1994, Vacancy data, the employment function and structural unemployment in the Netherlands, in: J. Muysken (ed.), Measurement and Analysis of Job Vacancies: An International Comparison, Avebury Publishers, London
Gijsel, Peter de & Joan Muysken, 1992, De post keynesiaanse visie op het marktproces, in: H.A. Mamuth, Markteconomie, third edition, Utrecht
Muysken, Joan, 1991, Unemployment in the Netherlands: Who cures? Who pays?, in: C. de Neubourg (ed.), The Art of Full Employment, North Holland, Amsterdam
Muysken, Joan, 1991, Aggregratieproblemen: verdeel en (be)heers, in: J. Bouma, T. Junius, S. Kuijpers and L. Schoonbeek (eds.), Samenspel, Wolters-Noordhoff, Groningen
Diederen, Paul, René Kemp, Joan Muysken & R. de Wit, 1990, Diffusion of process technology in Dutch banking, in: N. Nakicenovic and A. Grübler (eds.), Diffusion of Technologies and Social Behavior, Springer Verlag, Berlin
Diederen, Paul, René Kemp, Joan Muysken & R. de Wit, 1990, Diffusion of information technology in banking: the Netherlands as an illustrative case, in: C. Freeman and L. Soete (eds.), New Explorations in the Economics of Technological Change, Pinter Publishers, London & New York
Muysken, Joan & Adriaan van Zon, 1989, Employment in the Netherlands, 1960-1984: a putty-clay approach, in: J. Muysken and C. de Neubourg (eds.), Unemployment in Europe, Macmillan, London
Diederen, Paul, René Kemp, Joan Muysken & Franz Palm, 1989, Diffusie van technologie, veranderingen in werkgelegenheid en beroepenstructuur: een modelmatige analyse, in: A. v. Dijk and W. Zegveld (eds.), Technologie en Economie: Licht op een Black Box?, Van Gorcum, Assen


Books (monograph or edited volume)
Muysken, Joan (ed.), 1994, Measurement and Analysis of Job Vacancies: An International Comparison, Avebury Publishers, London, 289 p


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Muysken, Joan, Bas Bonekamp & Huub Meijers, 2017, Stock-flow consistent data for the Dutch economy, 1995-2015, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-045
Vallizadeh, Ehsan, Joan Muysken & Thomas Ziesemer, 2016, Offshoring medium-skill tasks, low-skill unemployment and the skill-wage structure, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-070
Meijers, Huub & Joan Muysken, 2016, The impact of quantitative easing in the Netherlands: A stock-flow consistent approach, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-067
Klosse, Saskia & Joan Muysken, 2016, Inclusive labour market: A role for a job guarantee scheme, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-011
Meysonnat, Aline, Joan Muysken & Adriaan van Zon, 2015, Poverty traps: the neglected role of vitality, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-052
Meijers, Huub, Joan Muysken & Olaf Sleijpen, 2015, Firms' excess savings and the Dutch current account surplus: a stock-flow consistent approach, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-040
Vallizadeh, Ehsan, Joan Muysken & Thomas Ziesemer, 2015, Offshoring of medium-skill jobs, polarization, and productivity effect: Implications for wages and low-skill unemployment, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-004
Meijers, Huub, Joan Muysken & Olaf Sleijpen, 2014, The deposit financing gap: Another Dutch disease, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-071
Celbis, Mehmet Guney, Denis de Crombrugghe & Joan Muysken, 2014, Public investment and regional politics: The case of Turkey, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-020
Müllers, Manuel , Joan Muysken & Erik de Regt, 2013, A set of time series data labour market stocks and flows for the Netherlands 1980 to 2010, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2013-008
Muysken, Joan, Ehsan Vallizadeh & Thomas Ziesemer, 2012, The impact of Medium-Skilled immigration: A general equilibrium approach, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2012-055
Muysken, Joan & Thomas Ziesemer, 2011, The effect of net immigration on economic growth in an ageing economy: transitory and permanent shocks, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2011-055
Muysken, Joan & Thomas Ziesemer, 2011, Immigration and growth in an ageing economy - version 2, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2011-037
Muysken, Joan & Thomas Ziesemer, 2011, Immigration and growth in an ageing economy, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2011-012
Muysken, Joan, Sybrand Schim van der Loeff & Valeria Cheshko, 2006, Beyond unobserved heterogeneity in computer wage premiums / Data on computer use in Germany, 1997 – 2001, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2006-006


External working papers
Mitchell, W.F., Joan Muysken & R.A.M.H.M. Welters, 2005, Search behaviour and the casualties of the (dual) labour market., working paper (Ext. rep. 05-15). Newcastle: Center of Full Employment (CofFEE), University of Newcastle
Muysken, Joan, 2001, Aggregate demand should do the job, Working paper 01-06, Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), University of Newcastle, Australia
Muysken, Joan, 2000, Wage divergence and unemployment: The impact of insider power and training costs, Discussion paper No. 00-37, ZEW, Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany
Muysken, Joan, 1999, Human capital creates insider power, Discussion paper 99-25, ZEW, Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany


Research memoranda
Zon, Adriaan van & Joan Muysken, 2003, Health as a Principal Determinant of Economic Growth, MERIT Research Memoranda 2003-021
Muysken, Joan, Mombert Hoppe & Hannah Rieder, 2002, The Impact of education and mismatch on wages: Germany, 1984-2000, MERIT Research Memoranda 2002-031
Muysken, Joan, Andrea Weissbrich & Claus Henning von Restorff, 2002, The impact of education and mismatch on wages: the USA, 1986-1996, MERIT Research Memoranda 2002-015
Muysken, Joan & Jennifer Ruholl, 2001, The impact of education and mismatch on wages: The Netherlands, 1986 - 1998, MERIT Research Memoranda 2001-030
Muysken, Joan & Geralt Nekkers, 2000, Skilled-Unskilled Wage Differentials, Unemployment and Hours of Work: The Case of America and Europe, MERIT Research Memoranda 2000-002
Muysken, Joan & Bas ter Weel, 1999, Overeducation, Job Competition and Unemployment, MERIT Research Memoranda 1999-032
Muysken, Joan, Hakan Yetkiner & Thomas Ziesemer, 1999, Health, Labour Productivity and Growth, MERIT Research Memoranda 1999-030
Muysken, Joan, Mark Sanders & Adriaan van Zon, 1999, Wage Divergence and Asymmetries in Unemployment in a Model with Biased Technical Change, MERIT Research Memoranda 1999-020
Muysken, Joan, Mark Sanders & Adriaan van Zon, 1998, Wage Divergence and Asymmetries in Unemployment in a Model with Biased Technical Change, MERIT Research Memoranda 1998-028
Zon, Adriaan van, Mark Sanders & Joan Muysken, 1998, Modelling the link between Skill-Biases in Technical Change and Wage Divergence through Labour Market Extensions of Krugman's North-South Model, MERIT Research Memoranda 1998-027
Muysken, Joan & Bas ter Weel, 1998, Overeducation and Crowding Out of Low-Skilled Workers, MERIT Research Memoranda 1998-023
Zon, Adriaan van, Huub Meijers & Joan Muysken, 1998, Sweeping the Chimney before Kindling the Fire as a Workable Option for Employment Policy, MERIT Research Memoranda 1998-016
Zon, Adriaan van & Joan Muysken, 1997, Health, Education and Endogenous Growth, MERIT Research Memoranda 1997-009
Zon, Adriaan van, Huub Meijers & Joan Muysken, 1997, On Trickling Chimneys and other Unemployment Misery, MERIT Research Memoranda 1997-006
Zon, Adriaan van & Joan Muysken, 1996, MASS: A Model of Asymmetric Skill Substitution, MERIT Research Memoranda 1996-016
Verberne, Perry, Adriaan van Zon & Joan Muysken, 1996, A Three-Sector Endogenous Growth Model with Combined Technological Change: the choice between basic innovations and quality improvements, MERIT Research Memoranda 1996-015


Conference contributions
Zon, Adriaan van, Huub Meijers & Joan Muysken, 1998, Skill substitution asymmetries and employment perspectives, information and communications technologies, employment and earnings, Sophia-Antipolis/Nice. Paper presentation
Gijsel, Peter de & Joan Muysken, 1990, The Impact of the Internal Labour Market on Wage Differences Between Men and Women in the Netherlands, in: Applied Econometrics Association (Ed.), Modelling the Labour Market, Contributed Papers, Vol. I, 30 45, Strasbourg


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Welters, R.A.M.H.M. & Joan Muysken, 2004, Privatising employment subsidy schemes: making a virtue of need, CofFEE Europe (Ext. r. no. 2004-05). Maastricht: Universiteit Maastricht
Welters, R.A.M.H.M. & Joan Muysken, 2004, Philips EmploymentScheme (Maastricht), CofFEE Europe (Ext. r. no. 2004-03). Maastricht: Universiteit Maastricht
Welters, R.A.M.H.M. & Joan Muysken, 2004, Employer search and wage subsidies, CofFEE Europe (Ext. r. no. 2004-01). Maastricht: Universiteit Maastricht
Welters, R.A.M.H.M. & Joan Muysken, 2004, Employer search and transitory training, CofFEE Europe (Ext. r. no. 2004-04). Maastricht: Universiteit Maastricht
Welters, R.A.M.H.M. & Joan Muysken, 2004, Employer search and training subsidies, CofFEE Europe (Ext. r. no. 2004-04). Maastricht: Universiteit Maastricht
Welters, R.A.M.H.M. & Joan Muysken, 2004, Employer search and employment subsidies, Europe (Ext. r. no. 2004-01). Maastricht: Universiteit Maastricht
Muysken, Joan, 2004, Niet beheersing tekort, maar groei moet doel zijn, NRC Handelsblad, 2004-04-20
Mitchell, W.F. & Joan Muysken, 2004, The Brussels-Frankfurt consensus: an answer to the wrong question, CofFEE Europe (Ext. r. no. 2004-08). Maastricht: Universiteit Maastricht
Mitchell, W.F. & Joan Muysken, 2004, Involuntary unemployment - getting to the heart of the problem, CofFEE Europe (Ext. r. no. 2004-09). Maastricht: Universiteit Maastricht
Kiiver, H & Joan Muysken, 2004, Lemons and other types - the output of Germany's dual system, CofFEE Europe (Ext. r. no. 2004-02). Maastricht: Universiteit Maastricht
Muysken, Joan & Luc Soete (eds.), 1993, Maastricht Kritisch Beschouwd, Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde, Preadviezen 1993, Lemma, Utrecht
Dankbaar, Ben, John Hagedoorn, René Kemp & Joan Muysken, 1990, Diffusie van technologie en de ontwikkeling van de werkgelegenheid. Toepassing voor diensten, bouw en industrie, Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid, 's-Gravenhage, April


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