Piet Keizer

Piet Keizer
Utrecht University | UU · School of Economics (USE)

Doctor of Economics

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Introduction
Piet Keizer currently works at the School of Economics (USE), Utrecht University. Piet does research in multidisciplinary economics, a new paradigm, labour economics, behavioural economics, social economics. His current project is 'From extractive towards inclusive institutions'.
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September 2004 - present
Utrecht University
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  • assoiate professor economic methodology

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Human motivation offers energy, and circumstances offer possibilities. Only in combination, human motivation and circumstance yield action. Over time, desires and opportunities, to satisfy them closely, interact with one another. Orthodox economics analyzes economic motivation in interaction with scarce natural resources. It assumes that perfect ra...
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Orthodox economics focuses on the analysis of the way the economic force or motivation operates, thereby abstracting from the functioning of other primary forces or motivations, such as the social and the psychic motivation. By assuming perfect rationality psychic problems are ignored. This text discusses six approaches in psychology – cognitive, b...
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The paper offers a sketch of some recent trends in the Dutch social security and welfare system and it describes which policy changes has taken place during the last decade. A series of benefit rates have been cut and eligibility rules tightened. In this respect especially the disability rules have been changed quite substantially. For the near fut...
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>p>Neoliberal thought assumes that a free market economy promotes the application of new techniques in the most efficient way. In the financial world it especially implied the introduction of sophisticated techniques of risk management. A more realistic view says without any other control mechanism free markets produce chaos rather than order.>/p>>...
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>p>Income inequality is not persistent as far as the Netherlands is concerned. Dutch income inequality diminished with the rise of the welfare state. One of the explanatory factors of the development of income inequality is the corporatist model applied to socio-economic negotiations.>/p>>p>The Dutch case endorses the view that corporatist institut...
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When trying to understand what is meant by the concept of institution we must analyse the context in which institutions are assumed to play their role. In a typical economic analysis institutions are rules that serve the interests of economic-rational actors, and must enhance the efficiency of their actions. In a typical sociological analysis insti...
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This paper wants to answer the following question: can economics contribute to a morally decent life? Economics as a science originates from modern moral philosophy. This discipline analyses human nature and its consequences for the way in which social order is maintained. But as economics developed from the morally embedded economic analyses of Ad...
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Most West European countries have suffered from stagflation for many years. Mainstream economics has debated the question in particular in terms of the demand and supply of goods, labour and capital. But in recent contributions a new element has been introduced: the institutional structure of the economy as a source of imbalances. In this article w...
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This article analyses the primary motives that set people in motion, namely the economic, the social and the psychic motive. By integrating the three basic analyses, we formulate an integrated paradigm and analysis that can flinction as a theoretical basis for a multidisciplinary economics. Orthodox economics analyses the force that results from th...
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In social science the concept of ‘institution’ plays a very important role. There are, however, significant differences in the way the concept is interpreted by the different schools of thought. Within economics is a divide between Original Institutional Economics and New Institutional Economics. Within sociology the Classical Sociology approaches...
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Purpose – Economics and sociology are two different theoretical disciplines dealing with one and the same subject. The aim of the paper is to integrate the two paradigms into one framework of interpretation and analysis. Design/methodology/approach – Economics is presented as a science that approaches human behaviour being subject to the omni‐pres...
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The concept institution is a very important one, in economics as well as in sociology. The meaning of the concept, however, differs very much when we compare various schools of thought that dominate the debates in the two disciplines. The differences between the typical economic and the typical sociological approach on the one hand and the more het...
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This chapter is about the interrelationship between processes of coordination and communication in an economy. Economics as a theoretical perspective focuses on the explanation of processes of coordination between demand and supply decisions of individual subjects. Sociology as a theoretical perspective, however, focuses on the explanation of proce...
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A welfare state can be interpreted as an institution that tries to materialize the idea of solidarity. To get a better understanding of the functioning of a welfare state and its competitiveness, this article discusses the concept of “solidarity” and its counterpart “rivalry”. In orthodox ethics solidarity is interpreted as a moral imperative; in o...
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Many people would agree if they were asked whether they perceive their environment as being in a state of constant change. Especially the labour population in the Western hemisphere and in the booming areas of East Asia and Latin America would agree. Technological change is unprecedented, with strong effects on economic and social relationships. If...
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The theme of "Learning in a Changing Environment" reflects the way in which educational thinking in Higher Education has undergone a rapid change throughout the world. The EDINEB network consists of people who see the role of educationalists as providing a framework for learning rather than taking a traditional approach of "chalk and talk". The key...
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The Maastricht Faculty of Economics and Business Administration started in 1984 and has adopted a problem based learning (PBL2) approach. As the core activity of a PBL system can be considered the work of students in small groups (10 – 12 persons) under the guidance of a member of staff. As usual, an academic year consists of a number of periods. D...
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In this paper we recognize that reforms of the welfare state can be necessary from an economic point of view. We stress, however, that these reforms also have important social and political dimensions. The social dimensions are conceptualised by using Hofstede''s cultural characteristics. The scores on each of these characteristics can be related t...
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The Maastricht Treaty (1992) has meant an important step forwards in the process of European integration. Not only goods and financial markets, but als labour markets are freed from national barriers. Will this lead to significant increases in migration flows? The differences in wage and unemployment levels between different member states are signi...
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De situatie waarin de Nederlandse samenleving zich bevindt, lijkt rooskleurig, en tot op zekere hoogte is dat beeld juist. Maar een grondiger analyse laat ons zien dat het ordeprobleem groter wordt, ondanks de politieke aandacht die het krijgt. In dit artikel wordt betoogd dat de Nederlandse cultuur in toenemende mate moeite heeft om de individuele...
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The situation in and around the universities was simple and stable for a very long time. Slowly growing numbers of students, whose knowledge and social backgrounds were rather homogeneous, and traditional methods of learning and teaching were the main characteristics. From the sixties on however, remarkable changes became apparent. The number of st...
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As happens with all industries, also education has to renew its production technologies constantly. Some educational organisations seem to be more aware of this than others. The University of Limburg, Maastricht, the Netherlands, may be considered as a good example of an educational organisation that, from its foundation in 1974, is permanently inv...
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During the last few years economics and business education have emerged as one of the largest fields of study in higher education. At the same time, the pressing concern for improving the quality of higher education has led to a definite need for more knowledge about effective instruction and innovation in economics and business education. The book...
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The analysis of Mulder and van der Ploeg is about a small open economy with so-called dominant unions. The supply side as well as the demand side of the economy is well developed. Firms are operating on goods markets characterised by monopolistic competition and are striving for a maximisation of the discounted value of the profits. On the labour m...
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The article analyzes wage developments resulting from collective bargaining between one union representing all employees and one employers' organization representing all employers. The context is an economy consisting of two markets: a labour market and a goods market. An analysis has been made of the costs and benefits for both parties in case of...
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Organizational structures always suffer from the panta rei of human rivalry. Functional structures are disturbed by a lack of social solidarity and economic cooperation. It means that processes of horizontal and vertical integration insufficiently follow processes of specialization and decentralization. When we apply this failure to the organizatio...
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We are living through a period of profound change and transformation of the shape of society and its underlying economic base .The nature of production, trade, employment and work in the coming decades will be very different from what it is today. In an agricultural economy land is the key resource. In industrial economy natural resources, such as...

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Adding the psychical and social aspect into the analysis of institutions