Karen van der Wiel currently works for CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis in The Hague, where she is responsible for all research on education (program manager education). She joined CPB after obtaining a PhD from the department of econometrics at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, in December 2009. Before that, Karen received an Msc in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2005 (cum laude). In 2008, Karen spent a semester at University College London. Her research interests include applied microeconometrics, the economics of education, labor economics and experimental economics.