Department of Economics

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.



Obituary: Anton Barten (1930-2016)

Anton Barten passed away on June 15, 2016 at the age of 86. We lost an inspiring researcher and a true gentleman, who has been very important for both the Department of Economics at KU Leuven and CORE. Ton Barten was a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a corresponding member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.




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P. De Grauwe
Geen compromissen met Britse regering (De Morgen - 19/07/16)

J. Konings:
Digitale economie boost productiviteit (De Tijd - 14/07/16)

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 Gaston Eyskens Chair

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.

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