Professor International Economics, University of Leuven (KU Leuven) - Head of International Economics Section - CEPR Fellow (London) and CES-ifo Fellow (Munich)

Department of Economics
University of Leuven (KU Leuven)

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About me

I am a full professor and Head of the international economics section at the University of Leuven in Belgium. I started my academic career as a lecturer at the University of Cambridge, UK. After that I was a professor at the university of Louvain-la-neuve for several years, affiliated to the center CORE. In the US, I have been teaching as a visiting professor at Dartmouth College and a regular visitor to Penn State in the US. I am a member of the American Economic Association and the European Economic Association and a research fellow of CEPR, London. I serve on the scientific committee of the US Midwest Trade conference and the European Trade study group (ETSG). I teach international trade and micro-economics. My research deals with firm-level trade and the role of demand, firm-size distributions, input-output linkages, global value chains and the interaction with trade policy. 

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