National Fund for Scientific Research, and Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor in the Economics Department of the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Income taxation, labour market, welfare, spatial heterogeneities in unemployment rates, wage formation, and implications of search and matching frictions
PhD in Applied Sciences, Université catholique de Louvain, 1987
“Workforce location and equilibrium unemployment in a duocentric economy with matching frictions.” Journal of Urban Economics 91 (2016): 26–44 (with E. Lehmann and P. L. Montero Ledezma).
“Regional equilibrium unemployment theory at the age of the internet.” Regional Science and Urban Economics 53 (2015): 50–67 (with V. Lutgen).
“Is it socially efficient to impose job search requirements on unemployed benefit claimants with hyperbolic preferences?” Journal of Public Economics 113 (2014): 80–95 (with B. Cockx and C. Ghirelli).
“Optimal redistributive taxation with both extensive and intensive responses.” Journal of Economic Theory 148:5 (2013): 1770–1805 (with E. Lehmann and L. Jacquet).
“Optimal income taxation in an equilibrium unemployment model.” Review of Economic Studies 73 (2006): 867–884 (with M. Hungerbühler, E. Lehmann and A. Parmentier).
To boost the employment rate of the low-skilled trapped in inactivity is it sufficient to supplement their earnings?Bruno Van der Linden, March 2016High risk of poverty and low employment rates are widespread among low-skilled groups, especially in the case of some household compositions (e.g. single mothers). “Making-work-pay” policies have been advocated for and implemented to address these issues. They alleviate the above-mentioned problems without providing a disincentive to work. However, do they deliver on their promises? If they do reduce poverty and enhance employment, can we further determine their effects on indicators of well-being, such as mental health and life satisfaction, or on the acquisition of human capital?MoreLess