Marc Witte is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Economics Department (School of Business and Economics) at VU Amsterdam and a Research Fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. Previously, Marc was a Postdoctoral Associate at NYU Abu Dhabi and received his DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford. His research interests are in development economics, labour economics, and the economics of networks. His affiliated work within the research group mainly focuses on research in meta-analysis, including examining the effect of mental health interventions on economic outcomes.
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Researchers test whether it is possible to nudge small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to use formal hiring channels and whether an improvement in technology will formalise hiring techniques.
A large-scale survey over 58 countries shows a strong association between perceptions of insufficient government response and lower mental well-being from respondents.