Implementing evidence-based medicine is difficult. In this new overview study led by Rosanna Nagtegaal, we review the literature on how professionals can be nudged to use evidence-based medicine. Forthcoming in the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration. Abstract Translating medical evidence into practice is difficult. Key challenges in applying evidence-based medicine are information overload and that evidence needs to be used in context by healthcare professionals. Nudging (i.e. softly steering) healthcare […]

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New article, entitled Public Policy and Behavior Change, in Public Administration Review. Abstract Changing behavior is often necessary to tackle various societal problems, such as obesity, alcohol abuse, and debt problems. This article has two goals. First, it aims to highlight how governments can try to change behavior of citizens. Government can use various policy instruments, including incentives, bans/mandates, information campaigns, and nudges. However, the government should not be a […]

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A new edition of a popular textbook that provides a systematic and up-to-date introduction to the different approaches to understanding leadership in the public sector. This text draws together a wide range of enduring and cutting-edge scholarship to provide a clear and concise overview of the area. Written by two of the field’s leading experts, it uses real-world case studies to unpack the dilemmas and complexities facing leaders in contemporary […]

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Abstract Transparent reporting, replications and open data are vital for scientific progress and developing useful knowledge for practice. However, public administration is not fully transparent (for instance, null effects are seldom published), replications are almost never conducted let alone published and few open datasets are available. We do not have a fully open research culture. In this article, I first argue that this is problematic. Second, I show how we […]

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Honored and humbled to receive the 2019 Beryl Radin Award for Best Article in JPART, together with my co-author Sebastian Jilke from Rutgers University-Newark. The article “Which Clients are Deserving of Help? A Theoretical Model and Experimental Test?” is available on the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory website and on open repositories. Evaluation report: “The committee concluded that this is an important article that advances our understanding of […]

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Grateful to be awarded a Vidi Grant of 800,000 euro from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for my research proposal “Lazy Bureaucrats? Stereotypes of civil servants across countries”. Summary of the proposal There are many negative stereotypes about civil servants. They are called lazy or incompetent. But are such stereotypes universal? And what are the effects of stereotyping? This project investigates stereotypes of civil servants in three countries. It also studies […]

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Sebastian Jilke (Rutgers University-Newark) and I developed a new article. It has been published in the Journal of Public Administration, Research & Theory (the nr. 1 journal in Public Administration) and is entitled “Which Clients are Deserving of Help? A Theoretical Model and Experimental Test“. Abstract Street-level bureaucrats have to cope with high workloads, role conflicts and limited resources. An important way in which they cope with this is by prioritizing some clients, while […]

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Er is een volledig nieuwe editie van het standaardwerk Openbaar bestuur. De auteurs van vorige edities prof. Mark Bovens (WRR, Universiteit Utrecht), prof. Paul ‘t Hart (Universiteit Utrecht) en prof. Mark van Twist (NSOB, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) hebben drie nieuwe auteurs gevonden om het boek samen te ontwikkelen. Samen met Prof. Martijn van der Steen (NSOB, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) en dr. Caspar van den Berg (Universiteit Leiden) heb ik samen met […]

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In this new interdisciplinary project, we will study healthcare delivery and ways to improve it using the notion of ‘social innovation’. Three broad (preliminary) research questions will be leading in this project: How can suppliers of healthcare be stimulated to provide high quality healthcare delivery? How can certain groups of patients – such as people with low health literacy – be stimulated to take active part in healthcare delivery? How […]

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I developed a new article on relating coping and job performance. It has been published in the Journal of Public Administration, Research & Theory (the nr. 1 journal in Public Administration) and is entitled “The Relationship Between Coping and Job Performance” (Open access!). Abstract Workers on the frontline of public service, such as teachers and social workers, cannot provide unlimited support to all their clients, because of among else scarce time and money. […]

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