European Commission, Belgium
IZA World of Labor role
Economist, European Commission, Belgium
Labor economics, applied economics
PhD Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2015
"Specific human capital and wait unemployment." Journal of Labor Economics (Forthcoming).
Border Effects in European Public Procurement. Working Paper, June 2017 (with X.-L. Varela-Irimia).
Structural Change and the Fertility Transition in the American South. University of Southern Denmark Discussion Papers on Business and Economics No. 6/2017, April 2017 (with P. Ager and M. Brueckner).
Accounting for Mismatch Unemployment. IZA Discussion Paper No. 8884, 2015 (with T. van Rens).
"On the fee elasticity of the demand for trademarks in Europe." Oxford Economic Papers 68:4 (2016): 1039–1061 (with M. Mejer).
Unemployment rose only modestly during the Great Recession and fell strongly since, with productivity and wages lagging behindExperiences during the Great Recession support the view that the UK labor market is relatively flexible. Unemployment rose less and recovered faster than in most other European economies. However, this success has been accompanied by a stagnation of productivity and wages; an open question is whether this represents a cyclical phenomenon or a structural problem. In addition, the effects of the planned exit of the UK from the EU (Brexit), which is quite possibly the greatest current threat to the stability of the UK labor market, are not yet visible in labor market statistics.MoreLess