New Paper Sessions 2020

Leiden University will be hosting the second edition of the New Paper Sessions for economists on 17 June 2020 (online). This initiative by the Royal Dutch Economic Association KVS aims to create a platform where economists in the Netherlands can obtain valuable feedback on their work. Starting researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

Last year, over thirty economists from all parts of the Netherlands presented their paper during the first edition of the New Paper Sessions.

This year there will be a keynote by Johannes Spinnewijn (London School of Economics).

Johannes Spinnewijn is an Associate Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. He is a leading scholar in the field of public economics, in particular social insurance and taxation. After his Bachelor and Master studies in Leuven and Bruxelles, he did a PhD in Economics at MIT. His research was awarded with several prizes. He is a co-editor at the Journal of Public Economics.

Update: the New Paper sessions will take place in an online environment this year, using the software Zoom. You will receive a personalized link to log in to the sessions via email.


  • If you would like to present your new paper, please send it to us before 15 May 2020 [i]
  • If you would like to chair a session, please let us know via before 15 May 2020
  • The scientific committee will let you know whether your paper will be scheduled in the program by 25 May 2020. We expect the rejection rate to be low.
  • On 25 May 2020 registration for the New Paper Sessions event opens via Everybody attending the conference, including presenters, should register 8 June 2020 at the latest.
  • The conference fee is due upon registration. Attendance is free for current members of the Royal Dutch Economic Association KVS and €63 for non-members. [ii]


[i] The registration form requires signing in to Google. If you do not have a Google account, please register by emailing your paper and personal details to

[ii] The non-member fee comes with a membership of the association. The KVS supports the economics’ community in the Netherlands and membership offers reduced access to all events organized by the association as well as three paper issues of its journal ESB. After the first year, you can cancel the membership at any time with a one months’ notice.

Scientific Committee

  • Olaf van Vliet (Leiden University, chair)
  • Robert Dur (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Rob Alessie (University of Groningen)
  • Anna Salomons (Utrecht University)
  • Eelke de Jong (Radboud University)
  • Bas van der Klaauw (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink (University of Amsterdam)
  • Daniël van Vuuren (Tilburg University)
  • Lex Borghans (Maastricht University)