European Commission, Belgium
IZA World of Labor role
Economist, European Commission, Belgium
Labor economics, applied economics
PhD Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2015
"Border effects in European public procurement." Journal of Economic Geography (Forthcoming) (with X.-L. Varela-Irimia).
"Structural change and the fertility transition in the American South." Review of Economics and Statistics (Forthcoming) (with P. Ager and M. Brueckner).
"Accounting for mismatch unemployment." Journal of the European Economic Association (Forthcoming) (with T. van Rens).
"Specific human capital and wait unemployment." Journal of Labor Economics 37:2 (2019).
“Effects of the European Union trademark: Lessons for the harmonization of intellectual property systems.” Research Policy 48:7 (2019) (with M. Mejer).
Unemployment rose only modestly during the Great Recession and fell strongly since, with productivity and wages lagging behindExperiences during the Great Recession support the view that the UK labor market is relatively flexible. Unemployment rose less and recovered faster than in most other European economies. However, this success has been accompanied by a stagnation of productivity and wages; an open question is whether this represents a cyclical phenomenon or a structural problem. In addition, the effects of the planned exit of the UK from the EU (Brexit), which is quite possibly the greatest current threat to the stability of the UK labor market, are not yet visible in labor market statistics.MoreLess