Valerie Smeets

Aarhus University, Denmark

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University

Research interest

Applied microeconomics, organizational economics, industrial organization, international trade, personnel economics

Past positions

Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University (2008–2016); Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (2005–2007); Post Doctoral Researcher, Individual Marie Curie Fellowship, Center for Corporate Performance, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark (2003–2005)


PhD in Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2004

Selected publications

  • “An empirical analysis of post-merger organizational integration.” Scandinavian Journal of Economics (Forthcoming) (with M. Gibbs and K. Lerulli).

  • “Estimating productivity with multi-product firms, pricing heterogeneity and the role of international trade.” Journal of International Economics 90 (2013): 237–244 (with F. Warzynski).

  • “Wage structure and research performance of US economics departments: Distinguishing incentives from sorting.” Revue d´Economie Politique 122 (2012): 565–584 (with T. Coupé and F. Warzynski).

  • “Does input quality drive measured differences in firm productivity.” International Economic Review 52:4 (2011): 961–989 (with J. Fox).

  • “Small open economy firms in international trade: Evidence from Danish transactions-level data.” Nationaløkonomisk Tidsskrift/Danish Economic Journal 147:2 (2009): 175–194 (with T. Eriksson and F. Warzynski).