Reinhilde Veugelers

Scientific Coordinator


Reinhilde joined Bruegel as a Senior Resident Fellow in Dec.’09. Full Professor at KUL at the Faculty of Economics and Business, she was advisor at the European Commission (Bureau of European Policy Analysis) in ’04-‘08. She is a CEPR Research Fellow and is also co-promoting ECOOM, the Flemish Center for R&D Monitoring. Focusing on industrial organisation, international economics and strategy, innovation, her research combines analytical frameworks, using micro-economics, game theory and economics of information models, with empirical, mostly econometric testing on large datasets. She coordinates a large, multidisciplinary research project on radical innovations and is
also the Action Chair of an EU-COST Action STRIKE. She was the President-Elect of EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics) and is currently the President of Belgian FNS-FNRS Scientific Committee on Social Sciences. She is also an expert for ERC, Member of the Panel Advanced Grants (SH1) and is a member of 1) the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences; 2) Commissioner Geoghegan Quinn’s High Level Group on Innovation for Growth; 3) the VRWI- Flemish Council on Science Policy. Recent policy topics of her work include: university governance and higher education reforms, young radical innovators, innovation policy indicators, innovation strategies for catching-up countries innovation for climate change.

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