Bram De Rock is a double PhD holder from the KU Leuven in mathematics (2006) and economics (2007). He is a full professor in micro economics and fellow of ECARES.  He also holds a part time position at the KU Leuven and visiting positions at the University College London, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the College of Europe. His research focuses on decisions (consumption, time use, marriage, etc.)  made by households and their impact on individual well-being.


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Bram De Rock

  • Vice-dean of research of SBS-EM since 2017.
  • Member of the board of the research council of ULB since 2016.
  • Director of ECARES from 2013 to 2021.
  • Supervisor of almost 20 PhD students (defended and ongoing).
  • Regional representative of CEPR, a European network that aims at bringing together politicians and economists.
  • Featured in the national written media (De Morgen, De Standaard, Moustique) and on national radio (RTBF).
  • Helped the child benefit fund My Family to develop the tool Kindkompas that allow people to compute an estimate of the cost of children. Featured in the national written media (De Morgen, De Standaard, De Tijd, Het Nieuwsblad, Het Laatste Nieuws, Metro, Le Soir) and on national television (VTM).
  • Working with consulting firm Bain & Company on using Twitter data to quantify the impact of posts about the climate on consumers.
  • Open enrolment lifelong learning engagement: math bootcamp in the advance master in political economy.
  • Microeconomics theory: consumer and producer choice (ECON-S202) – coordinateur
  • Mathématique générale (analyse – math-S1011; algèbre linéaire – Math S1012)
  • Mathématique : fonctions de plusieurs variables (MATH-S201)
  • Mathematics and economic modelling (MATH-S400)
  • Dynamic optimization (MATH-S401)