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Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Reinhilde Veugelers

Expertise: Industrial organisation, international economics and strategy, innovation and science. CV: Download CV

Prof Dr. Reinhilde Veugelers is a full professor at KULeuven (BE) at the Department of Management, Strategy and Innovation.  She is a Senior Fellow at Bruegel since 2009.  She is also a CEPR Research Fellow and a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences. From 2004-2008, she was on academic leave, as advisor at the European Commission (BEPA Bureau of European Policy Analysis).  She was the President-Elect of EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics).  She currently serves on the ERC Scientific Council.  She is a member of the Innovation4Growth Expert Group advising EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn.   

She was a visiting scholar at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Sloan School of Management, MIT, Stern Business School, NYU (US),  UCL (BE), ECARES/ ULBrussels, (BE) Paris I (FR), GSE-Barcelona (ES),  UMaastricht (NL). 

With her research concentrated in the fields of industrial organisation, international economics and strategy, innovation and science, she has authored numerous well cited publications in leading international journals.  Her research combines analytical frameworks, using micro-economics, game theory and economics of information models, with empirical, mostly econometric testing on large datasets.  Specific recent topics include cooperative R&D, international technology transfers through MNEs, young innovative companies, innovation for climate change,  industry science links and their impact on firm’s innovative productivity, performance of technology transfer offices at universities,  designing university spin-off contracts,  explaining scientific productivity,  researchers’ international mobility.  She coordinates a large, multidisciplinary research project on radical innovations and one on the impact assessment of RTD policy instruments. 

Declaration of interests 2012

Declaration of interests 2013

Declaration of interests 2014

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Are European yollies more hampered by financial barriers than their US counterparts?

The persistent deficiency in private R&D spending in Europe compared to the United States can be almost entirely accounted for by the EU having fewer young firms, in the mould of Google or Amazon among its leading innovators. Even more importantly, these yollies (young leading innovators) that Europe does have are less R&D intensive.  Why do European yollies invest less in R&D than their US counterparts? 

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 19, 2015
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The Achilles' heel of Juncker's investment plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's plan to boost investment in the EU has three pillars: (i) the creation of a European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI); (ii) the setting up of a pipeline of projects at EU level and strengthening technical assistance through an investment advisory 'Hub'; and (iii) improving the framework conditions for investment.

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 8, 2014
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Working Paper

Remerge: regression-based record linkage with an application to PATSTAT

Remerge: regression-based record linkage with an application to PATSTAT

We further extend the information content in PATSTAT by linking it to Amadeus, a large database of companies that includes financial information. Patent microdata is now linked to financial performance data.

By: Michele Peruzzi, Georg Zachmann and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 28, 2014
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Opinion

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Is Europe saving away its future?

The Crisis affected public spending. Research and innovation is one area often highlighted as needing protection. This column does not find strong evidence that European countries sacrificed research and innovation more than other government expenditure.

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Energy & Climate, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 20, 2014
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Book

EU to DO 2015-2019: Memos to the new EU leadership

EU to DO 2015-2019

Memos to the new EU leadership.

By: André Sapir, Guntram B. Wolff, Zsolt Darvas, Silvia Merler, Nicolas Véron, Mario Mariniello, Carlo Altomonte, Reinhilde Veugelers, Rainer Münz, Suparna Karmakar, Georg Zachmann and Jim O‘Neill Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation, Global Economics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 3, 2014
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Policy Contribution

Undercutting the future? European research spending in times of fiscal consolidation

Undercutting the future? European research spending in times of fiscal consolidation

Are R&D budgets being smartly used to address growth? How is the crisis affecting public Research & Development budgets across the EU? 

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 9, 2014
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Smart fiscal consolidation and the effectiveness of R&D budgets

Are R&D budgets being smartly used to address growth? How is the crisis affecting public Research & Development budgets across the EU? Reinhilde Veugelers discusses these issues, ahead of the release of her publication, scheduled for next week on Bruegel’s website. "It is important to have smart consolidators, who take a long-term perspective to assess […]

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 8, 2014
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The implications of Asia’s scientific rise

A previous article in this newsletter (issue 3, December 2012) demonstrated how selected Asian governments have come to view science as integral to economic growth, and have consequently taken steps to develop their science infrastructures. This holds most for China, but is also true for Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. The rise of new emerging science powerhouses in Asia provokes the question of what the impact will be on science. In particular, does a shift of scientific power to Asia mean that the flows of scientific talent from east to west will dry up, and are Asian scientific centres new cooperation partners in science for the west?

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: February 15, 2014
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Carlos De Sousa
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A broader view on EU data protection

The data protection of EU citizens has been in focus ever since the surge in espionage scandals that began with the leaks from Edward Snowden. But besides having plenty of coverage from the political and legal standpoint, not so much attention has been given to the economic perspective surrounding this matter.

By: Carlos De Sousa and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: January 8, 2014
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Bruegel year in review - 2013

Bruegel Director Guntram Wolff looks back at 2013 to summarize the think-tank’s contributions to the main policy debates of the year.

By: André Sapir, Guntram B. Wolff, Georg Zachmann, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Karen E. Wilson, Mario Mariniello, Reinhilde Veugelers, Suparna Karmakar and Zsolt Darvas Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance, Finance & Financial Regulation, Global Economics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 20, 2013
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The economic impact of data protection

Much has been said on data protection from the political and legal points of view, but the impact in the economy has so far been ignored. Bruegel’s Reinhilde Veugelers talks about how new EU regulation will have to consider how to combine consumers’ willingness to keep privacy with competitiveness for companies dealing with data.

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 4, 2013
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Opinion

André Sapir
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Manufacturing Europe's growth

Europe's policies should focus on the high-end industries that are driving Europe's productivity growth.

By: André Sapir and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: November 5, 2013
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