01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
- Applied economics
- Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
- Macroeconomics and monetary economics
pension reform Imperfect labour Income inequality fiscal policy OLG-model Migration policy
This doctoral thesis focuses on the distributional effects on fiscal policy, pension reform and migration policy. We develop several lifecycle models which take into account the characteristics of the European labour markets in a very realistic way. Afterwards, these models are used for policy analysis. Given that policies affect the distribution of income and welfare, what should policy makers do?