Senior Researcher, PhD
Research areas: housing policy fiscal policy urban economics place-based policy location decisions employment local fiscal policy
Ongoing projects: Assessing the impact of local property taxation on firm employment and location decisions Identifying horizontal and vertical externalities in local public finance Effects of windfall revenues Evaluating regional industrial policy Brownfield redevelopment
From my Bachelors all through my PhD, I studied at KU Leuven in Belgium but I have taken opportunities to study in the US and Canada while also visiting research institutes in Austria, Barcelona and Sweden. My research fields of interest include public economics, regional and urban economics. My doctoral dissertation analyzes the impact of taxation and subsidies on regional development, firm growth and location decisions on the one hand and local government competition on the other.
Latest refereed articles
Leo Sleuwaegen and Sander Ramboer (2020). Regional competitiveness and high growth firms in the EU: the creativity premium. Applied Economics 52(22): 2325-2338.
Sander Ramboer and Jo Reynaerts (2020). Indecent Proposals: Estimating the Impact of Regional State Aid through EU Guideline Compliance. Regional Science and Urban Economics 82: 103424.