Curriculum Vitae

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Economics  
Associate Professor (UHD) June 2015 - present
Tenured Assistant Professor (UD) Sept. 2009 - May 2015
Tinbergen Institute (TI) 2009 - present
Research Fellow, Organizations & Markets Research Group  
IZA Institute of Labor Economics 2005 - present
Research Fellow  

My fields of specialization are applied microeconometrics and applied microeconomics. Two central themes are firm production and pricing, and labor-management relations. The observed gap between an input’s marginal product and its measured payment combined with the ubiquity of firm-level productivity variation and persistence are empirical regularities that have shaped my research agenda. Being driven by a curiosity in real world phenomena and highly valuing the empirical validation of economic models, I employ various quantitative methods and a wide variety of micro-level datasets in European, Latin American and Asian countries in my empirical investigations.

Gradual collective wage bargaining, Labour Economics 40: 37-42, June 2016 (with Roland Iwan Luttens).

Micro-evidence on product and labor market regime differences between Chile and France
, International Journal of Manpower 37(2): 229-252, 2016 (with Rodolfo Lauterbach and Jacques Mairesse).

Allocation of human capital and innovation at the frontier: Firm-level evidence on Germany and the Netherlands, Industrial and Corporate Change 24(5): 875-949, October 2015 (with Eric J. Bartelsman and Bettina Peters).

Product and labor market imperfections and scale economies: Micro-evidence on France, Japan and the Netherlands, Journal of Comparative Economics 43(2): 290-322, May 2015 (with Kozo Kiyota and Jacques Mairesse).

Demand lotteries, abandonment options and the decision to start R&D and process innovation, Management Revue 26(1): 25-51, January 2015 (with Roland Iwan Luttens and Bettina Peters).
Panel data estimates of the production function and product and labor market imperfections, Journal of Applied Econometrics 28(1): 1-46, January/February 2013 (with Jacques Mairesse).
Imports as product and labour market discipline, British Journal of Industrial Relations 49(2): 331-361, June 2011 (with Hervé Boulhol and Sara Maioli).
Interaction between product market and labour market power: Evidence from France, Belgium and Chile, Applied Economics Letters 16(6): 573-577, April 2009 (with José Miguel Benavente and Jacques Mairesse).
Has international trade affected workers' bargaining power?, Review of World Economics 142(2): 233-266, July 2006 ( with Ellen Brock).

Estimation of price-cost margins and union bargaining power for Belgian manufacturing, International Journal of Industrial Organization 22(10): 1381-1398, December 2004.
Ownership, firm size and rent sharing in Bulgaria, Labour Economics 11(2): 165-189, April 2004.
Insider power and wage determination in Bulgaria: An Econometric investigation, International Journal of Manpower 24(4): 399-425, 2003.
Market imperfections and total factor productivity, NBB DP 267 (with Mark Vancauteren). Under submission.

Comparing micro-evidence on rent sharing from three different approaches, NBER WP 16220, TI DP 15-068/VII, IZA DP 9124 (with Jacques Mairesse). Under revision.

Interrelations between empirical production functions, input demand functions and capacity utilization considerations (with Edouard Jousselin, Rémy Lecat and Jacques Mairesse).

Labor market imperfections, markups and productivity in multinationals and exporters (with Kozo Kiyota).


Fondation Banque de France Visiting Scholar Resarch Grant 2017

Total Factor Productivity Research Grant, National Bank of Belgium.

2013 - 2014

Tinbergen Institute's Short-term Visitor Program Funding. 2013
SEEK (Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies) Research Grant (ZEW), Mannheim. 2010 - 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), Belgium. 2004 - 2009
Ph.D. Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), Belgium. 2000 - 2004
Student with the Best Result in Economics, Ghent University. 1999
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Economics. August - October 2008
Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST), Laboratoire de Microéconométrie, Malakoff, Paris. March - April 2008, April/November 2007,        March - May 2006/2005
Centrum for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim. June - July 2007
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Cambridge MA. December 2006
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Advanced Methods for Applied Economic Research: Master
Human Capital across the Life Cycle: 300-level
Labour Economics: Master

Microeconomics: 300-level
Microeconomics: 100-level

2016 - present
2016 - present
2015 - present
2013 - 2015
2008 - present

KU Leuven

Advanced Labor Economics: Master of Advanced Studies in Economics (Invited Lecturer)

2006 - 2007

Ghent University
Research Course on “Unions and Innovation”: Master-level
Teaching Assistant: Microeconomics, Social Economics

2007 - 2008
1999 - 2000
Applied Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, Empirical Economics, European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Industrial Relations, International Journal of Manpower, Journal of Comparative Economics, Labour Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, The Manchester School.
Ph.D. Committee: Sara Amoroso (Tilburg University),
Stijn Baert (Ghent University)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Bachelor Thesis Coordinator, Department of Economics
Co-organizer COST Meeting on “Innovation,
Firm Dynamics and Industry Outcomes”

2012 - present
December 2009

Ghent University

Representative of Teaching and Research Assistants

2001 - 2008

University Teaching Qualification (BKO)
English Language Proficiency Assessment: CEF level C1

Ph.D. in Economics, Ghent University, Belgium May 2004
M.Sc. in Economics, KU Leuven, Belgium (magna cum laude) 2001
M.A. (Licentiaat) in Economics, Ghent University, Belgium (magna cum laude)  1999

Nationality: Belgian
Place and date of birth: Bruges, 12/02/1977
Marital status: Married to Roland Iwan Luttens
Mother of Alexander & Arthur

Last update: February 1, 2017.