In 2006 I obtained a PhD in mathematics (see also my poster for a brief summary) and this was followed in 2007 by my PhD in economics.

I am a full professor in mathematical economics at both the Université libre de Bruxelles and the KU Leuven. I hold visiting positions as Honorary senior research associate at the department of economics of the University College London (UCL), as International research fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and as visiting professor at the The College of Europe . I am also a regional representatieve of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

I am one of the coordinators of the Belgian interuniversity research group GARP. I am also the spokesperson of the EOS funded research project IWABE. Please consult curriculum vitae for more detailed information about me.

On June 6, 2019 I received together with my friends Laurens and Frederic, the Francqui prize in human sciences from the King of Belgium. This prize, also called the Belgian Nobel prize, is awarded every three years by the Francqui foundation. Here you also find some footage made by Andras Avonts and Marleen Willekens.

Finally, below you find some recent pictures of my lovely wife Michelle, my three adorable children Daan, Anna and Klara and some different versions of me that you can find online.

Receiving the Francqui prize on June 6, 2019 from his Majesty the King.

Starting at KUL (2000)

Starting at ULB (2007)

Just defended my PhD (2006)

Winning a prize for my PhD (2012)