Stijn Hoorens

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Associate Director, RAND Europe; Head, Brussels Office; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Brussels Office

Education

M.Sc. and B.Sc. in systems engineering, policy analysis, and management, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Media Resources

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Overview

Stijn Hoorens is an associate director of RAND Europe and the head of RAND's Brussels Office. He is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Hoorens has extensive experience in designing, conducting and managing policy analysis research for a range of international clients in the private and public sector. His research interests range from reproductive behaviour and population ageing to innovation policy and technology foresight. Prior to joining RAND ten years ago, Hoorens held research positions at Delft University of Technology and at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Hoorens received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in systems engineering, policy analysis, and management from Delft University of Technology.

Recent Projects

  • Low Fertility in Europe: Is there still reason for concern?
  • The demographic, economic and wider impact of assisted reproductive technologies
  • Development of a methodology to measure counterfeiting and piracy in the EU
  • Modeling the macro-economic impact of malaria prevention
  • Labour force participation and income inequality in the EU

Selected Publications

Christian van Stolk, Stijn Hoorens, et al., Life after Lisbon Europe's Challenges to Promote Labour Force Participation and Reduce Income Inequality, RAND (MG-1068), 2011

Stijn Hoorens et al., Low fertility in Europe: Is there still reason to worry?RAND (MG-1080), 2011

MP Connolly, S Hoorens, GM Chambers, "The costs and consequences of assisted reproductive technology: an economic perspective," Human Reproduction Update, 16(6):603-613, 2010

Beau Kilmer and Stijn Hoorens (eds), Understanding illicit drug markets, supply-reduction efforts, and drug-related crime in the European Union, RAND (TR-755), 2010

MP Connolly, MS Pollard, S Hooren, BR Kapalan, SP Oskowitz, SJ Silber, "Long-term economic benefits attributed to IVF conceived children: A lifetime tax calculation. American Journal of Managed Car," The American Journal of Managed Care, 14(9):598-604, 2008

S Hoorens et al., "Should ART be included in population policies? A preliminary assessment of the demographic and economic impact of assisted reproductive technologies," Human Reproduction, 22(9):2471-2475, 2007

J Grant and S Hoorens, "The New Pronatalism? The Policy Consequences of Population Ageing," Public Policy Research, 13(1):479-496, 2006

J Grant, S Hoorens et al., "Trends in European Fertility - Should Europe try to increase its fertility rate ... or just manage the consequences?" International Journal of Andrology, 29:17-24, 2006

Honors & Awards

  • RAND President's Award 2008, RAND Corporation

Languages

Dutch|German

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: BBC Five Live, VPRO De Ochtenden, France24

Commentary: Trouw

Commentary

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    Happy 80th Birthday, 'GDP' Is It Not Time to Retire?

    While there are merits to using GDP, it is clear that it fails to measure several important potential externalities to economic growth, such as environmental damage, poor working conditions, or violations of privacy rights.

    Feb 6, 2014 | E!Sharp

  • Commuters walking across London Bridge

    A Long-Term View for the EU: The Health of Nations

    By shifting the strategic focus beyond growth and jobs, the successor of the current Europe 2020 Strategy should aim to invest in human capital and avoid sluggish productivity growth achieved at the expense of social inclusion, public health, education and skills, security or freedom.

    Dec 18, 2013 | The RAND Blog

  • Jubilee Family Festival in Hyde Park

    Could Britain See a Baby Boom?

    The royal birth comes at a time when fertility in Britain is increasing after decades of decline. Today, the U.K.'s total fertility rate, a proxy for the average number of children per women in a given year, is the third highest in Europe behind only France and Ireland.

    Jul 31, 2013 | CNN

  • Vasco de Gama Bridge, Lisbon

    The Value of Uncertainty: Assessing Global Societal Trends

    When planning for the future, we should understand that the capacity to predict the future is rather limited and poor. Rather, an ability to anticipate plausible trends and their potential consequences is more realistic, writes Stijn Hoorens.

    May 9, 2013 | Bureau of European Policy Advisors Monthly Bulletin

  • U.S. Army medical researchers take part in World Malaria Day 2010, Kisumu, Kenya April 25, 2010

    The Economic Promise of Malaria Reduction

    Better understanding of how malaria reduction affects different households, regions, and economic sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa could allow policymakers to assess alternative intervention strategies and allocate resources more efficiently and effectively.

    Apr 24, 2013 | RAND.org

  • Pirated DVDs

    The Costs of Counterfeiting

    A new RAND report points to a potential solution to understanding the real economic losses associated with intellectual property infringement.

    Nov 28, 2012 | RAND.org

  • Consequences of a Graying World

    Consequences of a Graying World, in Christian Science Monitor.

    Jun 29, 2007 | Christian Science Monitor

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