Gerard van den Berg is a world leader in the field of Econometrics, an academic discipline which uses methods taken from statistics to analyse and explain economic relationships.
As well as econometrics he also conducts research in the fields of labor economics and health economics, notably on duration analysis, treatment evaluation, search theory, and long-run effects of early-life conditions.
He has published in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, and other journals. He was Joint Managing Editor of The Economic Journal and Associate Editor of the Journal of Econometrics and the Journal of Population Economics. Since 2013 he is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.