Hans Heijke is Honorary Professor of Education and the Labour Market in the Department of Economics at Maastricht University. He founded the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University in 1986 and has been its professor-director until 2008. From 1969 until the founding of the ROA he was affiliated with the Netherlands Economic Institute at Rotterdam, where he held, from ‘74 on, the position of Head of the Division of Labour Market Research. In 1970 he finished his studies in economics at the University of Amsterdam and in 1979 he obtained his doctorate at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Hans Heijke has been a consultant of the OECD, a member of the Committee for Educational Affairs of the Socio-Economic Council (SER), a member of the Education Council, a member of the Programming Council for Educational Research (PROO) of the National Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and a member of the Advisory Committees on Labour Statistics and Education Statistics and the Advisory Council on Social Statistics. He has been Secretary of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) from 1993 until 2008.
His research interests are: educational and occupational labour markets; higher education, vocational education and training, work-related training and the labour market; competences, their acquisition in education and training and their role in the labour market; international migration of labour.
Denis de Crombrugghe, Henry Espinoza, Hans Heijke (2010). Job-training programmes with low completion rates: The case of Projoven-Peru, ROA-RM-2010/4. Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
Denis de Crombrugghe, Henry Espinoza, Hans Heijke (2010). Determinants of dropout behaviour in a job training programme for disadvantaged youth, ROA-RM-2010/8. Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
Frank Cörvers, Hans Heijke, Ben Kriechel, Harald Pfeifer (2011), High and steady or low and rising? Life-cycle earnings patterns in vocational and general education, ROA-RM-2011/7, Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
Marilou Ioakimidis, Hans Heijke (2013), A cross-country analysis of the relationship between income inequality and social capital, ROA-TR-2013/2, Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
Daniëlle Bertrand-Cloodt, Frank Cörvers, Hans Heijke (2014), Ability, academic climate, and going abroad for work or pursuing a PhD, ROA-RM-2014/8, Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
Daniëlle Bertrand-Cloodt, Frank Cörvers, Hans Heijke (2016), Ability, Academic Climate, and Going Abroad for Work or Pursuing a PhD, CESifo Economic Studies, 2016, pp. 1-22 ( doi: 10.1093/cesifo/ifw 015)
Hans Heijke, Christoph Meng (2010). Discipline-specific and academic competences of the higher educated: their value in the labour market and their acquisition in education, in: Perspective Studienqualität, Themen und Forschungsergebnisse der HIS-Fachtagung “Studienqualität”, HIS Hochschul-Informations-System, W. Bertelsmann Verlag, Bielefeld, p263-277.
Hans Heijke, Christoph Meng, Ger Ramaekers (2010). Activating learning environments, student time use and competence acquisition. A study among European Economic and Business Administration Students, in: Jürgen Backhaus, Raul Eamets, Diana Eerma (eds), Economics of Education, Issues of Transition and Transformation, Wirtschaft: Forschung und Wissenschaft, Bd. 29, Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2010, pp. 75-111.
Hans Heijke, Christoph Meng (2011). The effects of higher education programme characteristics on allocation and performance of the graduates, Education Economics, 19 (1): 1-27.
Christoph Meng, Hans Heijke, Ger Ramaekers (2013), Joan’s Alumni: How Successful was their Transition to the Labour Market?, in Huub Meijers, Tom van Veen (eds), 3 Decades of Economic Diversity. Essays on Labour, Technology and Monetary Economics in honour of prof. dr. Joan Muysken, Maastricht: Maastricht University, pp. 243-265.
Johan Coenen, Hans Heijke, Christoph Meng (2015), The labour market position of narrow versus broad vocational education programmes, Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 7 (1): No. 9.
Marilou Ioakimidis, Hans Heijke (2016), Income inequality and social capital, are they negatively related? European cross-country analyses 2006-2012, Journal of Developing Areas, 5 (1), 215-235.
Daniëlle Bertrandt-Cloodt, Frank Cörvers, Hans Heijke, Jesper van Thor (2011), Verkenning van de invloed van reisafstand op de keuze voor een middelbare beroepsopleiding, ROA Technical Report, ROA-TR-2011/1, Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
Hans Heijke (2012), ROA: 25 jaar betaalde wetenschap, in: Christoph Meng en Timo Huijgen (red.), 25 jaar ROA, Researchcentrum voor Onderwijs en Arbeidsmarkt, Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market, pp. 7-15.
Johan Coenen, Hans Heijke, Christoph Meng (2012), Smal versus breed, Arbeidsmarktpositie en curriculumkenmerken van smalle versus brede mbo-opleidingen, ’s-Hertogenbosch/Utrecht: Expertisecentrum Beroepsonderwijs.