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.
What after Brexit? Why do the English choose this path? Political battles? Or acarefully planned strategy? What does Brexit mean for Europe: a ripple for the economy or a true tsunami? This book is an accessible and educational book targeted at anyone with an interest in Europe. It gives a look behind the curtains of the academic world and of the EU commission.