PhD in Economics, K.U.Leuven, 1990
2004-2008: Economic Advisor BEPA (Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis) to JM Barroso, European Commission) on leave from KULeuven
Full Professor (Gewoon Hoogleraar) at the K.U.Leuven, Faculty of Business and Economics, Management, Strategy and Innovation Department
Senior Fellow at Bruegel, Bruxelles
Research Fellow at CEPR (Center for Economic Policy Research, London) in Industrial Organisation and International Trade
Areas of Research Interest:
With her research concentrated in the fields of industrial organisation, international economics and strategy, innovation and science, she has authored numerous well cited publications in leading international journals. Specific recent topics include cooperative R&D, international technology transfers through MNEs, young innovative companies, innovation for climate change, industry science links and their impact on firm’s innovative productivity, performance of technology transfer offices at universities, designing university spin-off contracts, explaining scientific productivity, researchers’ international mobility. She coordinates a large, multidisciplinary research project on radical innovations and one on the impact assessment of RTD policy instruments.