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Faculty of Economics


PhD Title

Essays in Macroeconomics and Productivity

Research Interests

Macroeconomics, Growth, Business Cycles, Productivity

Recent Publications

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

De Ridder, M. Market Power and Innovation in the Intangible Economy, (2019) CWPE1931
De Ridder, M. and Pfajfar, D. Policy Shocks and Wage Rigidities: Empirical Evidence from Regional Effects of National Shocks, (2017) CWPE1717
De Ridder, M. Investment in Productivity and the Long-Run Effect of Financial Crises on Output, (2016) CWPE1659

Recent Activities

Market Power and Innovation in the Intangible Economy - Publication Date: 2019-09-25
A recent paper by PhD Candidate Maarten De Ridder of the Faculty of Economics was discussed in yesterday’s speech by ECB Vice-President Luis de Guindos. De Guindos summarized Market Power and Innovation in the Intangible Economy, which is Maarten’s Job Market Paper for the year 2019-2020.

Market Power and Innovation - Publication Date: 2019-07-03
PhD candidate Maarten de Ridder has written a VoXEU column on the slowdown of productivity growth, the decline in business dynamism, and the rise of market power. He shows that these trends can be explained by the rising use of intangible inputs such as information technology and software.

Best Finance Student Paper Award - Publication Date: 2018-06-18
Congratulations to Maarten De Ridder and Thomas Auld (Faculty PhD students) who have both won prizes at the CERF Cambridge Best Finance Student Paper Award.

Maarten de Ridder wins Student-Led Teaching Award for Best Lecturer - Publication Date: 2017-05-11
Phd student Maarten de Ridder has won one of the Cambridge Student Union's, Student-Led Teaching Awards and will be honored at a ceremony in the University Combination Room on May 9th.

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Market Power and Innovation in the Intangible Economy (JHOX)


PI Paper Stata - Stata Classes
Part IIA/Diploma - Stata Classes
PIIB - Stata Classes
MPhil - Stata Classes
MPhil E200 - Macroeconomics Classes

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Maarten De Ridder

PhD Student

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College: Christ's College