Micael Castanheira is an economist. He obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at IGIER (Bocconi University, Milan), and two years visiting NYU (September 2014 – January 2017).

His main research topics include the political economics of collective decisions, and of reforms. He also works on conflict and organization theory, and I acted as an external expert a.o. for a multinational enterprise, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the World Bank.




Micael Castanheira

  • Member of the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES)
  • Lead InvestigatorLead Investigator – Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in Healthcare (i3h)
  • Membre du conseil d’administration Solvay lifelong learning
  • Associate editor for the European Economic Review
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Council of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy Reviewer, European Research Council
  • Member of the scientific board of the Price Observatory of the Belgian government and
  • Member of the scientific board of the National Bank of Belgium
  • CEPR research affiliate
  • FNRS Research Director
  • Institut des Comptes Nationaux – Membre d’un conseil consultatif
  • External expert a.o. for a multinational enterprise, the Bertelsmann Foundation,
  • External expert at the World Bank.
  • Professor of political economics
  • Advanced topics in microeconomics
  • His scientific works have been published in leading academic journals, such as Econometrica, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review, International Tax and Public Finance, and in several books.