Haelermans, C

Carla Haelermans is an associate professor in education economics at the School of Business and Economics (SBE), Maastricht University. She is a member of both the general economics department (AE2) and the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).

Her main research interests are in education economics and labour economics and inequality. She have done quite some work on the effectiveness of ICT-tools in education, parental involvement in education, efficiency of education, and the effectiveness of education and labour market policies.

She is or has been the project leader of several evaluation studies in education, focusing on topics such as the effectiveness of ICT-tools in secondary education for math and literacy, the effectiveness of summer schools, and active labour market policies, such as retraining programmes.

She is the educational director of the Master of Evidence Based Innovation in Teaching (MEBIT, 60 ECTS), a research oriented master for teachers. Furthermore, she is one of two the national coordinators of the Netherlands Cohort Study Education (National Cohortonderzoek Onderwijs; NCO) for the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO; part of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO), and she is the PhD director and a member of the Management Team of the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) of SBE.

Since my PhD, I have published 28 articles in international refereed journals, written three books and several book chapters, and have contributed to several policy related documents that have exposed my work to the general public (through 19 policy reports and papers published as working papers).

My H-index is 15, my work is cited more than 575 times, according to Google Scholar, and has been published in top journals in economics, operations research, educational research and educational psychology (see top-publications). I have, among others, published in Computers & Education, the 3rd ranked journal in Educational Research (3/243, top 2% ranking) and in the Journal of Educational Psychology, the 3rd ranked journal in Educational Psychology (3/59, top 5% ranking).

I have several publications with renowned (international) co-authors and in many cases I am the first author on those publications. I also have published almost all of my articles without my PhD-supervisors or my promotors (in fact, the only publications I have with my promotors are publications of my PhD-students of which my former promotors were also the promotors).

I am regularly consulted by newspapers on topics that are related to my research, such as summer schools.

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