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Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Expertise: Industrial organisation, innovation, 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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Blog Post

Questions to Mariya Gabriel the Commissioner-designate for Innovation and Youth

European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen disseminated her mission letters to commissioner-designates. The letter to the commissioner-designate for Innovation and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, highlights several essential priorities, yet they leave a number of important questions open that I recommend Members of the European Parliament to ask at the upcoming parliamentary hearings of the designates.

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 26, 2019
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Blog Post

In an era of digitalisation, the Single Market needs a software update

This blog post is part of a series following the 2019 Bruegel annual meetings, which brought together nearly 1,000 participants for two days of policy debate and discussion. For more from the sessions, check out our special-edition podcasts and live audio and video recordings of the event’s public panels.

By: Reinhilde Veugelers and Nicholas Barrett Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 19, 2019
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External Publication

Europe – the global centre for excellent research

This report, requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, analyses the EU’s potential to be a global centre of excellence for research as a driver of its future growth in a complex global S&T landscape, and how EU public resources can contribute to this.

By: Michael Baltensperger and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: May 22, 2019
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Blog Post

How Europe could yet take the lead in the global electric-vehicle development race

The electrification of vehicles has become a key trend in the automotive sector, driven by clean energy and climate-change concerns. In a scenario of further proliferation of electric vehicles, the authors here consider how Europe might best attempt to catch and overtake other countries’ manufacturers and suppliers in the development race.

By: Simone Tagliapietra and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: January 9, 2019
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Policy Contribution

Is the European automotive industry ready for the global electric vehicle revolution?

This Policy Contribution investigates the position of the European automotive industry in a scenario in which electrification substantially progresses. Europe cannot follow China in the adoption of centrally-planned industrial policy measures. But it certainly can and should do more to stimulate the transformation of its automotive industry through more ambitious policies.

By: Gustav Fredriksson, Alexander Roth, Simone Tagliapietra and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: December 20, 2018
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