Carla Haelermans is a full professor in education economics at the chair of Human Capital, Educational Technology and Inequality at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at the School of Business and Economics (SBE), Maastricht University.
Her main research interests are in education economics, labour economics, technology in education and inequality. She has done quite some work on the effectiveness of Educational Technology (EdTech) in education, parental involvement in education, efficiency of education, and the effectiveness of education and labour market policies.
Currently, she hold three leadership roles: She is the national coordinator of the Netherlands Cohort Study on Education (National Cohortonderzoek Onderwijs; NCO) for the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO; part of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research; NWO), she leads the research line on Education and Transition to Work at ROA and is a member of the Management Team of the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) and she is the PhD Director and member of the Management Team of the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) of SBE.
Project wise, she leads the Netherlands Cohort Study on Education (NCO) team within ROA, a research project on the effectiveness of the International Classroom at Maastricht University and the quantitative part of the study on the effectiveness of remediation programmes in primary education in the Netherlands, following the school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic
In the past, she was the project leader of several evaluation studies in education, focusing on topics such as the effectiveness of EdTech in secondary education for math and literacy, the effectiveness of summer schools, and active labour market policies, such as retraining programmes or training programmes for school leaders.