IRES, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Labor economics, microeconometrics, policy evaluation
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Editor of Regards économiques, a French-speaking journal of popular science in economics (http://www.regards-economiques.be)
Postdoctoral Researcher of Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
PhD Economics, Université catholique de Louvain, 2002
"Imperfect monitoring of job search: Structural estimation and policy design." Journal of Labor Economics 36:1 (2018): 75–120 (with B. Cockx, A. Launov, and B. Van der Linden).
"Did the intergenerational solidarity pact increase the employment rate of the elderly in Belgium? A macro-econometric evaluation." IZA Journal of Labor Policy 4:17 (2015): 1–23 (with B. Van der Linden and C. Smith).
"Monitoring job search effort: An evaluation based on a regression discontinuity design.” Labour Economics 19 (2012): 729–737 (with B. Cockx).
"Duration dependence in the exit rate out of unemployment in Belgium. Is it true or spurious?" The Journal of Applied Econometrics 20:1 (2005): 1–23 (with B. Cockx).
"A complete decomposition of unemployment dynamics using longitudinal grouped duration data." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 67:1 (2005): 47–70.
Beyond satisfactory average performances lies a strongly segmented labor market with long-term challengesMight the Belgian labor market be included in the gallery of “Belgian surrealism”? At first sight, Belgium with its 11 million inhabitants has withstood the Great Recession and the euro area debt crisis relatively well, quickly getting back on track toward growth and employment, apparently without rising earnings inequality. But if one digs a little deeper, Belgium appears to be a strongly segmented labor market, first and foremost in an astounding north–south regional (linguistic) dimension. This extreme heterogeneity, along with several demographic challenges, should serve as a warning for the future.MoreLess