Board of Directors
Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science
University of California, Berkeley
Graduated summa cum laude from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.): bachelor’s degree 1983, master’s degree in Econometrics 1984, Ph.D. in Economics 1988. 1988-91: various courses in Economics at U.L.B. 1991-96: Associate Professor at U.L.B. 1996-2001: Full Professor at U.L.B. Since 2001, Full Professor at University of California, Berkeley. Visiting positions: Université Catholique de Louvain (1988-89), Invited Professor at the University of California, Davis (March-July 1991), Visiting Fellow at Collegium Budapest (December 1993), Visiting Chair at University College London (October 1996), William Davidson Institute Visiting Chair at University of Michigan Business School (April 1997), Oslo University (August 1997), Visiting Professor at SITE (January 1997), at Studienzentrum Gerzensee (August 1997). 1989-99: Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University. CEPR Research Fellow since 1991. CEPR Programme Director on "Transition Economics" between 1995 and 2004. William Davidson Institute Research Fellow since 1997. Has consulted for the World Bank, the European Commission and EBRD. Member of the Executive and Supervisory Committee (ESC) of CERGE-EI. Since 1999 a Visiting Professor at CERGE-EI.
Transition economics, political economics, economics of institutions.