Janneke Pieters is an Associate Professor in the Development Economics Group at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and co-leads UNU-WIDER’s research project Women's work – routes to economic and social empowerment.
Her research interests are in the fields of labor economics and development economics, with a focus on the determinants and consequences of women’s labor supply in developing countries. She has studied, among other things, the impact of trade liberalization on women's labor market outcomes, the effects of parental unemployment on child health, and the measurement of labor in smallholder agriculture. Her research has been published in various journals, including the Journal of Human Resources, the World Bank Economic Review, and World Development.