'Non-parametric analysis of random utility models: computational tools for statistical testing' published in Econometrica

'Non-parametric analysis of random utility models: computational tools for statistical testing' by Smeulders, Cherchye & De Rock is published in Econometrica on January 15, 2021.

The publication is open access and, thus, available for all on the Econometrica website.

Check the department's overview of recent publications in top ranked scientific journals.

Jo Van Biesebroeck about the employment effect of mergers

In this 2 minute video Jo Van Biesebroeck talks about his research on mergers effects.

More in depth info in Employment growth following takeovers by Karen Geurts and Johannes Van Biesebroeck (RAND Journal of Economics).


Discussion Paper Series

Only the most recently published working papers are listed below. The full series is available at feb.kuleuven.be/dps.

A new year, a new you? Frederic Vermeulen on within-individual variation in food purchases

Why do we struggle to live up to our NY's resolutions? Watch the great 2 minute talk by Frederic Vermeulen.

For more in depth info please read the open access European Economic Review article 'A new year, a new you? Within-individual variation in food purchases'.


Who decides what within the family? KU Leuven story on research by Laurens, Bram & Frederic

Who decides what within the family? What do families do with their time and budget? Laurens Cherchye, Frederic Vermeulen and Bram De Rock developed a model to explain and predict those choices.

The university publishes examples of successful research at KU Leuven Stories - The power of wonder. Here is a selection of recent research stories in economics:


Past events

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    29/03/2021 12:00 - 13:00

    SKYPE: PUBLIC-LABOR-HEALTH SEMINAR: Can job flexibility help promote female labor supply? open_in_new

    Laureen DE BARSY (Department of Economics)
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    22/03/2021 12:00 - 13:00

    SKYPE: PUBLIC-LABOR-HEALTH SEMINAR: Blood donation and monetary incentives: crowding-out of altruistic motivation? open_in_new

    Stijn BRUERS (Department of Economics)
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    26/10/2020 13:30 - 14:30

    SKYPE: PUBLIC-LABOR-HEALTH SEMINAR: Analyzing matching patterns in marriage: theory and application to Italian data open_in_new

    Edoardo CISCATO (Department of Economics)

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Job opportunities

Economics Leuven is hiring! At the moment the department has an open academic position in econometrics. Apply via the button below. You can apply for this job no later than November 22, 2019.

To get an overview of all vacancies in economics at KU Leuven please consult the jobsite and filter on 'economics'.

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Open PhD positions

The Department of Economics KU Leuven is recruiting motivated students to start in its doctoral program leading to a PhD in Economics.

This vacancy targets students that successfully completed a research master in economics or in a closely related field by September 2021. The selected candidates will immediately start in the doctoral program.

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.

Interested? Read the vacancy for all info on these open PhD positions and how to apply for them.



Want to know more about Economics Leuven? 

There's more info behind the links of the top menu, including a selection of publications in top ranked economics journals. You find more comprehensive publication lists, and more in depth info about their research, on the researchers' personal webpages. We've also archived some recent news items and events.


Interested in pursuing a PhD?

Economics Leuven has a large and vibrant community of PhD researchers. The internationally highly esteemed doctoral program stimulates and nurtures bright minds, fully preparing PhD graduates for careers in both academia and international business.


Interdisciplinary research centers

Our economics research community also includes members of three interdisciplinary research centers. Links to the websites of these spearhead groups are provided below.


More questions?

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  • Key publications: A selection of publications over the last five years in the top ranked journals Econometrica, The Review of Economic Studies, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, and American Economic Review.
  • Discussion Paper Series: A collection of working papers published by the department.
  • Leuvens Economische Standpunten (Dutch only): Summaries of longer scientific papers or publications in which policy-relevant results are described