Jasper van Loo obtained his master degree (cum laude) in quantitative and general economics in 1997 from Maastricht University. He spent a semester as an Erasmus student in Regensburg, Germany and specialized in labour market issues, in particular during the years he was part time employed at the university as a research assistant. Jasper combined his work at the research centre for education and the labour market (see below) with writing a ph. D. thesis on training and self-management. He graduated in 2005 from Utrecht university and became dr. of social sciences.
Jasper van Loo was a researcher and project manager at the Netherlands based research centre for education and the labour market between 1997 and 2007. He led research projects on labour market issues, skills, employability and obsolescence of knowledge. Throughout, he was working on HRD and HRM issues, taking an economic perspective on important human resources issues. Jasper started working for the EU agency on vocational education and training (VET) in 2007. He led the work on skill mismatch and is currently the coordinator of the centre’s work on VET systems and policies. He has continued the work on skills issues and has been involved in research on population and the impact it has on HR policies at company, national and international level in recent years.
Jasper van Loo has published widely in international journals and books. He has co-edited a groundbraking book on skills obsolescence and he has a range of articles and book chapters on skills and employability to his name. Some articles and book chapters have been the result of participation in a number of economic, educational and HRD conferences worldwide several pre-conferences on continuing professional education.
Awards & Others
Jasper van Loo has received several awards from the US based Academy for HR development. He has also served on the editorial board of HRD journals.