Hylke Vandenbussche

Professor of International Economics, University of Leuven and CEPR Research Fellow

Hylke Vandenbussche is a Professor in International Economics in the Economics Department of the University of Leuven (KULeuven). Previously, she was the holder of the Chair Jacquemin at the Université Louvain (UCL) in Belgium where she was affiliated to the CORE research centre. She started her career as an Assistant Professor at Cambridge University in the UK and held a Visiting professorhsip at Dartmouth College in the US. She also held Research Positions in Tilburg, Warwick and the London School of Economics (LSE).

Her research interests lie in international trade, trade policy and firm performance. She publishes in the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of International EconomicsEuropean Economic Review and others. She is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Midwest International Meetings (US) and European Trade Study Group.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey