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Hylke Vandenbussche

I am a full professor and Head of the international economics section at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. I started my academic career as a lecturer at the University of Cambridge, UK. After that I was a professor at the university of Louvain-la-neuve for several years, affiliated to the center CORE. In the US, I have been teaching as a visiting professor at Dartmouth College and I return regularly to the US for research stays and conference attendance. I am a member of the American Economic Association and the European Economic Association and a research fellow of CEPR, London. I serve on the scientific committee of the Midwest Trade conference and the European Trade study group (ETSG). I teach international trade and micro-economics. My research interests are on firm-level trade and the role of demand, firm-size distributions, input-output linkages, global value chains and the interaction with trade policy.

Fields: International Trade, Economics, Trade Policy

Contact: Full Professor International Economics, University of Leuven (KULeuven), Department of Economics, Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven Belgium T: +32 16/32.69.20; hylke.vandenbussche@kuleuven.be


Recent Publications:

    1. H. Vandenbussche, W. Connell, W. Simons (2022),"Global Value Chains, Trade Shocks and Jobs: an Application to Brexit", World Economy.

    2. B.Y. Aw, Y. Lee and H. Vandenbussche (2020),"Consumer Taste in Trade", CEPR paper n° 14941, London.

    3. H. Vandenbussche and C. Viegelahn (2018), "Input Re-allocation within Multi-product Firms", CEPR working paper, pdf ,slides, September - Journal of International Economics, Vox-column.

    4. A. Bernard, E. Blanchard, I. Van Beveren & H. Vandenbussche (2018),”Carry-along Trade”, February - Review of Economic Studies,

    5. F. di Comite, J. Thisse and H. Vandenbussche (2014),”Vertizontal Differentiation in Export Markets”, (pdf), Journal of International Economics, 93, pp. 50-66,


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