Hylke Vandenbussche
I am a full professor and Head of the international economics section at the University of 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 a regular visitor to Penn State in the US. 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 US Midwest Trade conference and the European Trade study group (ETSG). I teach international trade and micro-economics. My research deals with 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  

  1. B.Y. Aw, Y. Lee and H. Vandenbussche (2020),"Consumer Taste in Trade?", CEPR paper n° 14941, London. pdf
  2. W. Connell, E. Dhyne and H. Vandenbussche (2020),"Learning about demand abroad through wholesalers: a B2B analysis, NBB working paper Belgium. pdfVox.
  3. H. Vandenbussche, W. Connell, W. Simons (2018),"The cost of non-TTIP. A Global Value Chain Approach", CEPR paper n° 12705, London. pdfVoxslides
  4. H. Vandenbussche, W. Connell, W. Simons (2017),"Global Value Chains, Jobs and Trade Shocks. An application to Brexit", CES-IFO paper, pdf, Vox, slides, Vives-briefing, de Standaardhet Nieuwsblad
  5. H. Vandenbussche, W. Connell, W. Simons (2017),"De Impact van Brexit op de Vlaamse Economie", KULeuven-Vives, Beleidspaper,pdf
  6. H. Vandenbussche, W. Connell, W. Simons, E. Zaurino (2017),"America First! What are job losses for Belgium and Europe?", KU Leuven-Vives paperpdf
  7. H. Vandenbussche and C. Viegelahn (2018), "Input Re-allocation within Multi-product Firms",  CEPR paper, pdf ,slides, September - Journal of International EconomicsVox.
  8. A. Bernard, E. Blanchard, I. Van Beveren & H. Vandenbussche (2018),”Carry-along Trade”, February - Review of Economic Studies, (pdf), presentation, slides
  9. F. di Comite, J. Thisse and H. Vandenbussche (2014),”Vertizontal Differentiation in Export Markets”, (pdf), Journal of International Economicsslides, slides long,Vox.
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