Carin van der Cruijsen


Carin van der Cruijsen

Payments Policy Division
Phone +31 20 5241961
Email Carin van der Cruijsen


2008 - Ph.D. Economics, Tilburg University
2004 - Research Master in Economics, CentER, Tilburg University
2003 - Master’s Economics, Tilburg University (cum laude)

Research Interests

  • Central bank communication
  • Household knowledge and behaviour
  • Survey research         

Short Bio

Carin van der Cruijsen is an economist at the Economics and Research Division of DNB where she combines research and policy analysis. Until the end of the year she is seconded to the Payments Policy Division to research payment behavior. Her main areas of expertise are central bank communication and household behavior. At the moment her research particularly focuses on topics like trust in the central bank and financial institutions, behavior in the housing market, and payment behavior. Her research has been published in a wide range of journals reflecting her different research interests, such as IMF Economic Review, Journal of Economic Psychology, and the Journal of Consumer Affairs. 

Working papers

The rose-colored glasses of homeowners (with David-Jan Jansen and Maarten van Rooij), DNB Working Paper No. 421, 2014. Download.

Trust and financial crisis experiences (with Jakob de Haan and David-Jan Jansen), DNB Working Paper No. 389, 2013. Download

Does Central Bank Transparency Reduce Interest Rates? (with Petra Geraats and Sylvester Eijffinger), DNB Working Paper No. 85 and CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5526, 2006. Download  

Publications in refereed journals

Carin van der Cruijsen, David-Jan Jansen and Jakob de Haan (2014), How much does the public know about the ECB's monetary policy? Evidence from a survey of Dutch consumers, International Journal of Central Banking, forthcoming. Download working paper version

David-Jan Jansen, Robert Mosch and Carin van der Cruijsen (2014), When does the general public lose trust in banks?, Journal of Financial Services Research, forthcoming. Download

Franka Liedorp, Robert Mosch, Carin van der Cruijsen and Jakob de Haan (2013), Transparency of banking supervisors, IMF Economic Review 61(2), 310-335. Download

Carin van der Cruijsen, Jakob de Haan, David-Jan Jansen and Robert Mosch (2013), Knowledge and opinions about banking supervision: Evidence from a survey of Dutch households, Journal of Financial Stability 9(2), 219-229. Download

Carin van der Cruijsen, Jakob de Haan, David-Jan Jansen and Robert Mosch (2012), Households' decisions on savings accounts after negative experiences with banks during the financial crisis, Journal of Consumer Affairs 46(3), 436-456. Download

Carin van der Cruijsen and Maria Demertzis (2011), How Anchored Are Inflation Expectations in EMU Countries?, Economic Modelling 28(1-2), 281-298. Download

Carin van der Cruijsen, Sylvester Eijffinger and Lex Hoogduin (2010), Optimal Central Bank Transparency, Journal of International Money and Finance 29(8), 1482–1507. Download

Carin van der Cruijsen and Sylvester Eijffinger (2010), From Actual to Perceived Transparency: The Case of the European Central Bank, Journal of Economic Psychology 31(3), 388-399. Download

Carin van der Cruijsen and Maria Demertzis (2007), The Impact of Central Bank Transparency on Inflation Expectations, European Journal of Political Economy 23(1), 51-66. Download

Publications in books

Cruijsen, C.A.B. van der, and S.C.W. Eijffinger (2010), The economic impact of central bank transparency: A survey, Chapter 9 in: Pierre Siklos, Martin Bohl and Mark Wohar (eds.), Challenges in Central Banking: The Current Institutional Environment and Forces Affecting Monetary Policy, New York: Cambridge University Press, 261-319. Download

Carin van der Cruijsen and Sylvester Eijffinger (2008), Central Bank Transparency: Does It Really Matter?, Chapter 21 in Een klassiek econoom met een brede blik: Opstellen aangeboden aan Hans Visser, Sdu uitgevers.

Other publications

Carin van der Cruijsen, Jakob de Haan and David-Jan Jansen (2014), Stabiliteit financiële instellingen belangrijk voor vertrouwen (Stability financial institutions important for trust), Economisch Statistische Berichten 99(4679), 106-108.

Carin van der Cruijsen and Maarten van Rooij (2012), Optimisme over eigen woning (Optimism about own home), Economisch Statistische Berichten 97(4641), 484-486.

Carin van der Cruijsen, Jakob de Haan, David-Jan Jansen and Robert Mosch (2011), Spaargedrag in crisistijd (Savings behaviour in crisis times), Economisch Statistische Berichten 96(4620), 622-624.

Carin van der Cruijsen, Jakob de Haan, David-Jan Jansen and Robert Mosch (2010), Kennis en verwachtingen over bankentoezicht (Knowledge and expectations of banking supervision), Economisch Statistische Berichten 95(4593), 570-572.

Carin van der Cruijsen (2010), Kennis over monetair beleid (Knowledge of monetary policy), Economisch Statistische Berichten 95(4590), 464.

Carin van der Cruijsen (2008), The Economic Impact of Central Bank Transparency, CentER for Economic Research, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, Dissertation Series 222. ISBN: 978 90 5668 223 1. Download

Carin van der Cruijsen (2007), Central Bank Transparency Measures, Medium Econometrische Toepassingen 15(3), 2-7.

Cruijsen, C.A.B. van der (2006), The Changing Face of Central Banking: Evolutionary Trends Since World War II (by Pierre Siklos), De Economist 154(1), 126-128.


Latest update: November 2014