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 researchers of the Department in Economics have recently published their research in leading international journals such as

  • American Economic Journal: Microeconomics
  • The Economic Journal
  • International Economic Review
  • Journal of Health Economics
  • Journal of Industrial Organization
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • Journal of Urban Economics
  • among others ...

PhD Defences


PhD Defences - archive

  • Alain BORGHIJS - 22/05/2003 - Wage coordination and rididity in the European Monetary Union - Supervisor: A. Van Poeck (University of Antwerp)
  • Kris BOSCHMANS - 21/04/2008 - Selected essays on personnel economics: turnover, promotions and incentives - Supervisor: J. Bouckaert (University of Antwerp)
  • Eleonora CAVAGNERO - 29/06/2010 - Measurements, assessments and alternatives to improve equity with a focus on Argentina - Supervisor: G. Carrin (University of Antwerp)
  • Alejandra Daniela CRISTINA - 09/11/2012 - Migration and the labour market: an analysis for Argentina - Supervisor: W. Nonneman (University of Antwerp)
  • Annemieke DE RIDDER - 24/06/2009 - Essays on economic evaluation in health economics. Bridging the gap with health econometrics - Supervisor: D. De Graeve (University of Antwerp)
  • Tadele FEREDE - 29/09/2010 - Economic growth, policy reforms, household livelihoods and environmental degradation in rural Ethiopia: towards an integrated model of economic transformation - Supervisor: G. Erreygers (University of Antwerp)
  • Jorge FORNERO - 02/09/2009 - Essays on modeling fiscal and monetary policy in a DSGE framework - Supervisor: J. Plasmans (University of Antwerp)
  • Joris GHYSELS - 21/05/2003 - The work and care game: an empirical analysis of the decision-making process - Supervisor: S. Kesenne (University of Antwerp
  • Le Long HAU - 30/09/2013 - The role of financial markets for the Vietnamese economy - Supervisors: M. De Ceuster and J. Plasmans (University of Antwerp)
  • Maryam H'MADOUN - 07/02/2013 - Religion and economic preferences - Supervisor: W. Nonneman (University of Antwerp)
  • Ann LECLUYSE - 29/01/2010 - Essays on inequality in health care expenditures in Belgium - Supervisor: D. De Graeve (University of Antwerp)
  • Ruslan LUKACH - 02/06/2006 - Strategic process innovation in firms - Supervisor: J. Plasmans (University of Antwerp)
  • Tomasz MICHALAK - 23/03/2009 - Developing a framework to study strategic interaction of fiscal and monetary authorities in the presence of monetary union - Supervisor: J. Plasmans (University of Antwerp)
  • Cindy MOONS - 13/01/2010 - Essays on monetary and fiscal policy in the Euro area - Supervisor: J. Plasmans (University of Antwerp)
  • My Tran NGO - 05/12/2014 - Essays on privatization and corporate governance in Vietnam - Supervisors: W. Nonneman and A. Jorissen (University of Antwerp)
  • Xuan Quang NGUYEN - 28/06/2012 - Essays on efficiency and productivity of the Vietnamese financial sector - Supervisor: B. De Borger (University of Antwerp)
  • Liesbeth OKKERSE - 30/06/2006 - The impact of immigration on the Belgian labour market - Supervisor: W. Nonneman (University of Antwerp)
  • Thomas PEETERS - 13/05/2014 - Applications of industrial economics to the professional sports industry - Supervisors: J. Bouckaert and S. Kesenne (University of Antwerp)
  • Mara PIROVANO - 26/09/2014 - Essays on financial integration and monetary policy in small open economies - Supervisors: J. Vanneste, A. Van Poeck (University of Antwerp) and H. Dewacher (KU Leuven)
  • An RENCKENS - 28/05/2008 - Competition policy and the role of communication: decision-making in merger control and the internal organization of cartels - Supervisor: J. Bouckaert (University of Antwerp)
  • Mathias REYNAERT - 07/05/2015 - An economic analysis of environmental policy in the European market - Supervisors: B. De Borger (University of Antwerp), F. Verboven (KU Leuven)
  • Stijn ROCHER - 26/06/2012 - Essays on skills and technology: a task-based perspective - Supervisor: J. Bouckaert (University of Antwerp)
  • Sana SELLAMI - 17/12/2015 - Essays on the match between higher education and work - Supervisors: W. Nonneman (University of Antwerp), D. Verhaest
  • Sisay Regassa SENBETA - 12/05/2014 - Domestic and external shocks and macroeconomic performance in Sub-Saharan Africa - Supervisor: G. Erreygers (University of Antwerp)
  • Mike SMET - 06/05/2004 - An empirical analysis of the cost structure, performance measurement and the impact of financial incentives on medical practice in Belgian general care hospitals - Supervisor: W. Pauwels (University of Antwerp
  • Lodewijk SMETS - 17/03/2014 - Essays in aid for policy reform - Supervisors: Em. R. Renard and B. De Borger (University of Antwerp)
  • Vesna STAVREVSKA - 23/05/2012 - Efficiency wages, unemployment benefits and union-firm wage bargaining - Supervisor: W. Meeusen (University of Antwerp)
  • Sigrid SUETENS - 2005 - R&D cooperation and strategic decision-making in oligopoly: an experimental economics approach - Supervisor: W. Meeusen (University of Antwerp)
  • Peter TEIRLINCK - 03/07/2009 - Location of (FDI in) R&D and networking in innovation: Analysis and policy making for the business interprise sector - Supervisor: W. Meeusen (University of Antwerp)
  • Magdalena TROJANOWSKA - 28/08/2009 - Strategic investment under uncertainty - Supervisor: P. Kort (University of Antwerp and Tilburg University)
  • Huynh TRUONG HUY - 09/07/2012 - Economic perspectives of internal migration in Vietnam: a focus on the Mekong river delta region - Supervisor: W. Nonneman (University of Antwerp)
  • Charlotte VAN HOOYDONK - 14/06/2002 - Measuring and estimating exchange market pressure in the EU - Supervisor: A. Van Poeck (University of Antwerp)
  • Tony VAN KERCKHOVEN - 11/09/2006 - Corporate internet reporting determinants and effects - Supervisor: J. Vanneste (University of Antwerp)
  • Tom VAN OURTI - 29/06/2004 - Essays on inequality measurement in health, health care and finance of health care - Supervisor: D. De Graeve (University of Antwerp)
  • Johan VAN OVERTFELDT - 17/10/2002 - The University of Chicago. Its history and place in the development of modern economics - Supervisor: W. Nonneman (University of Antwerp)
  • Eve VANHAECHT - 29/09/2008 - Essays on competition and funding in the European higher education sector - Supervisors: W. Pauwels and J. Bouckaert (University of Antwerp)
  • Gerlinde VERBIST - 02/05/2002 - An inquiry into the redistributive effect of personel income taxes in Belgium - Supervisor: B. De Borger (University of Antwerp)
  • Bart WUYTS - 23/06/2009 - Essays on congestion, transport taxes, and the labour market - Supervisor: B. De Borger (University of Antwerp)
  • Kuo-Chun YEH - 11/02/2003 - Establishing exchange rate and monetary cooperation in the Chinese economic area based on the analysis of currency crises of the 1990s - Supervisor: J. Plasmans (University of Antwerp)
  • Fernando Enrique ZARZOSA VALDIVIA - 19/06/2012 - Structural real exchange rates, tradable goods share in GDP and unemployment rates in Argentina - Supervisor: J. Plasmans (University of Antwerp)
  • Glen VERMEULEN - 25/09/2017 - Optimal Bank Bailout Policy and Merger Control in an Uncertain Economic Environment - Supervisors: J. Bouckaert (University of Antwerp) and P. Kort (University of Antwerp)
  • Raf VAN GESTEL - 13/12/2017 - Health Econometric Essays on Physician Learning and Beneficial Health Insurance - Supervisor: D. De Graeve (University of Antwerp)
  • Geert VAN MOER - 04/06/2018 - The Industrial Organization of Horizontal Subcontracting with Applications to Electricity Markets - Supervisors: J. (University of Antwerp) and P. Kort (University of Antwerp)
  • Sara (Ying) ZHANG - 10/07/2018 - Essays on Healthcare Financing - Supervisor: J. Vanneste (University of Antwerp)
  • Carlos Lara OLIVEROS - 21/03/2019 - Health economics of vaccine preventable diseases in selected low and middle-income countries - Supervisor: D. De Graeve (University of Antwerp)