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I am assistant-professor of public economics at the CEnter for Reseach in EConomics (CEREC) of the
Université Saint-Louis in Brussels. I am also affiliated to CORE at the
Université Catholique de Louvain and CES at the University of Leuven.
My research interests include:
  • Public economics
  • Game theory 
  • The economics of social status and identity
  • Economic history 


Selected Publications:

  • Social Status in Economic Theory", Journal of Economic Surveys (2010) Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 137–169.

  • (with Maarten Van Dijck) "Ideas, Interests and Politics in the Case of Belgian Corn Law Repeal, 1834-1873", Journal of Economic History (2011), Vol. 71, No. 1, pp.185 – 210.   [long web version of this paper]

  • "Signaling and Indirect Taxation", Journal of Public Economics (2012), 96 (3-4), 331-340.

  • "Preferences for Redistribution and Social Structure", Social Choice & Welfare (forthcoming).