Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Applied Economics
Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussel, Belgium

Office hours

VUB students: Fridays 14:00-16:00. Room C2.17

Vesalius College students (Spring 2017): Tuesdays 10:00-11:00, in one of the dialogue rooms of the Karel Van Miert Building (Pleinlaan 5).

I am an economist affiliated with the Department of Applied Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

I teach the following courses (click on the links to go to the course home page):

ECN 101B Inleiding tot de Macro-economie
ECN 101C Economics for Business
ECN 507 International Trade
STA 101 Introduction to Statistics (at Vesalius College)
Past courses Home pages of courses I taught in the past.

A guide to doing research and writing a paper, some useful links, an overview of my research, and more:

GUIDE A research and writing guide for students writing a term paper or master's thesis.
LINKS Some of my favorite economics links: news | people | institutions | data | (open-source) software
RESEARCH My research interests and a list of my papers.
ABOUT ME My interests other than economics

If you want me to write a letter of recommendation, read this first.

Sapere aude ("Have the courage to use your own reason'') — Immanuel Kant | Horace

Aus so krummem Holze, als woraus der Mensch gemacht ist, kann nichts ganz Gerades gezimmert werden (Out of the crooked timber of humanity not a straight thing was ever made) — Immanuel Kant

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design. — F.A. Hayek

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled — Plutarch

PowerPoint makes us stupid — General James N. Mattis, Marine Corps