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Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

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

Professor Dr. Reinhilde Veugelers is a full professor at KULeuven (BE) in the Department of Management, Strategy and Innovation.  She has been 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 "Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Experts" (RISE) high level group advising Commissioner Carlos Moedas.

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.

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Upcoming Event

Sep
29
08:30

Inclusive growth in the European Union

Why is inclusive growth important and how do the EU’s social problems differ from social problems in other parts of the world?

Speakers: Brando Benifei, Monica Brezzi, Bea Cantillon, Zsolt Darvas, Jana Hainsworth, Stefaan Hermans, Barbara Kauffmann, Dalia Marin, Tim Murphy, Reinhilde Veugelers, Luca Visentini and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Oct
3
12:50

Big data, digital platforms and market competition

How does big data generate economic value for firms and individuals? How should we respond to potential antitrust concerns?

Speakers: Damien Neven, Georgios Petropoulos, Hal Varian, Reinhilde Veugelers and Tommaso Valletti Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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External Publication

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Bias against novelty in science: a cautionary tale for users of bibliometric indicators

Research which explores unchartered waters has a high potential for major impact but also carries a higher uncertainty of having impact. Such explorative research is often described as taking a novel approach. This study examines the complex relationship between pursuing a novel approach and impact.

By: Paula Stephan, Reinhilde Veugelers and Jian Wang Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 9, 2016
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Policy Contribution

The European Union’s growing innovation divide

The European Union’s growing innovation divide

This Policy Contribution examines the EU’s struggle to improve its capacity for innovation, in particular the differences between EU member states in terms of their capacity to innovate.

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: April 7, 2016
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Working Paper

Getting the most from public R&D spending in times of budgetary austerity

Getting the most from public R&D spending in times of budgetary austerity

The dangerous cocktail of high debt and low growth in Europe calls for smart public investment that fosters growth whithout being a burden for public finances. Can public spending in R&D sustain innovation and growth, and does it qualify as a smart investment?

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: February 24, 2016
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Can mass migration boost innovation and productivity?

The long-term impact of migration on innovation and productivity growth in host countries is a neglected issue in the current debate on refugees. Research shows that these effects can be substantial, but if Europe wants to capitalize on this potential it will need better information systems to match migrants’ skill sets with host environments.

By: Nuria Boot and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: February 10, 2016
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