Currently the full-time academic staff of the department includes 21 professors, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Frank Verboven. The research covers a wide range of areas in the broadly defined field of economics.
Researchers have built up considerable expertise in their fields, producing fundamental and policy-oriented research that finds an outlet in top general and specialized journals. The department also participates in many European, national and regional research projects. Professors are often called upon by national and international policy makers to give scientific advice. The Department of Economics attracts international guest professors as well as research assistants.
Household Consumption When the Marriage Is Stable by Laurens Cherchye, Thomas Demuynck, Bram De Rock and Frederic Vermeulen forthcoming in American Economic Review
Income and consumption: a micro semi-structural analysis with pervasive heterogeneity by Martin Browning (Oxford University)
Non-parametric well-being comparisons by Koen Decancq (UA)
The Gaston Eyskens Chair was founded in 1975, on the occasion of the promotion of Prof. Dr. Gaston Eyskens to professor emeritus. This chair is intended to promote the teaching of theoretical and applied economics by organising bi-annually a series of lectures to be given by outstanding economists.
Follow KU Leuven on