The Department of Economics is a department of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp. Its current chair is Jan Bouckaert

The department organization (practical/financial/...issues) is in the hands of Erlin Theunynck ( 

Research in the Department of Economics at the University of Antwerp focuses mainly on applied economics and economic policy, organized around the following fields:

  • macroeconomics
  • labor economics
  • economics of innovation
  • the history of economic thought
  • industrial organization
  • health economics
  • microeconomic theory
  • public economics
  • transport economics

The department frequently organizes seminars where research by department members (lunchtime seminars) as well as invited speakers (research seminars) is presented for discussion. We will be happy to welcome you on one of these meetings.

The Department of Economics actively seeks interaction with its stakeholders. We therefore look forward to any comments you may have.