ONDERZOEK BINNEN DE SUBFACULTEIT ECONOMIE EN BEDRIJFSWETENSCHAPPEN
Research Interests: revealed preferences, household consumption, collective decision making, nonparametric production and efficiency analysis
Laurens Cherchye holds a PhD in economics (Leuven, 2001). He has been teaching at the University of Leuven and Tilburg University; topics cover microeconomics, operations research and econometrics. He is currently a full professor at the University of Leuven, an extramural fellow of CentER (Tilburg University), a honorary senior research associate of University College London (UCL) and an international research fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). He has been a full professor at Tilburg University (2009-2011), a visiting professor at ECARES (Université Libre de Bruxelles) (2008-2009) and was a postdoctoral fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (2002-2008).
Research interests: Fair value of investment property, Capital market effects of risk disclosure, ownership structure and governence
Mijn onderzoek sluit nauw aan bij mijn onderwijs en richt zich vooral op financiële rapportering door bedrijven. Wat bepaalt de hoeveelheid informatie die een onderneming vrijgeeft? Waarom publiceren ondernemingen (geen) risico informatie? Wat is de invloed van de accounting standaarden en het institutioneel kader op het al dan niet vrijwillig publiceren van informatie ? Waarom publiceert een Amerikaans beursgenoteerd meer informatie dan een onderneming uit Brazilië, België of Nederland....? Wat is de rol van de raad van bestuur, goed governance in het goed informeren van de verschillende belangenpartijen?
Tot slot ben ik houder van de Deloitte Chair on Governance aan de KULeuven, waar elk jaar de ' Leuven Discussions on Governance' worden georganiseerd met topsprekers uit het bedrijfsleven. Meer informatie kan gevonden worden op volgende webpagina: http://www.kuleuven.be/mecenaat/leerstoelen/feb/deloitte.html.
Research interests: Performance measurement, modeling of manufacturing, logistics and service systems, sales and operations planning, R&D management
Nico Vandaele holds a degree Commercial Engineering (1990) and obtained a PhD. in Applied Economics, Operations Management from the K.U. Leuven in 1996. He has been Full Professor Operations Management at the University of Antwerp from 1996 till 2006. From October 1, 2006 he joined the K.U. Leuven, Kulak. He is a research member of the department KBI (Faculty of Applied Economics), research group Operations Management.
Nico Vandaele teaches courses for bachelor and master degrees in statistics, operations research and operations management, at the Kulak and Campus Leuven: Linear Programming, Probability Theory, Statistics, Supply Chain Management and Production Management.
His research interests are situated in modeling of manufacturing and service systems, performance measurement, R&D management, new product development, R&D portfolio management, the design of planning systems, Sales and Operations Planning, factory physics, health care management and traffic modeling. He published in leading journals like IIE Transactions, Managements Science, Transportation Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, among others. He is active in several executive training programs, both national and international, and has served as consultant/advisor for major global companies, like ABInbev, Atlas Copco, IBM, GSK, Baxter, Johnson & Johnson, Continental, Monsanto, as well as small and medium sized companies.
Research interests: Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Bram De Rock
Research interests: Revealed preference theory, Collective model of household consumption, Nonparametric production analysis, Fixed point theory
Bram De Rock holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics (KULeuven, 2006) that focuses on fixed point theory on infranilmanifolds. He holds a second Ph. D. in Economics (KULeuven, 2007) with as topic the revealed preference characterization of collective models of household consumption.
He teaches Statistics at the KULeuven and mathematical economics at the ULB.
Research interests: Revealed preference theory, models of collective consumption behaviour, cooperation versus noncooperation in collective consumption decisions
In my projects, I seek to analyze the consumption behaviour of groups. More specifically, I apply the so-called “revealed preference approach” to the analysis of collective consumption decisions. There are applications of revealed preference to observational and experimental data, as well as methodological extensions that contribute to a more convincing empirical analysis of group behaviour. The collective consumption models and the corresponding revealed preference characterizations can be used to address specific questions. Many questions are welfare-related.
- How is the household budget allocated over the household members?
- Is the provision of public goods within the household efficient?
- Does the effect of a benefit depend on the specific household member who receives it?
I am a PhD student at the subfaculty of business and economics at KULAK. I am interested in nonparametric analysis of consumption and production behavior. With respect to consumption behavior, I work on collective decisions within households. In particular, I focus on the time that parents invest in the wellbeing of their children. With respect to production, I am interested in efficiency analysis of production behavior. For example, I study whether a better coordination within a firm that produces multiple outputs, can lead to efficiency gains.
Pieter Jan Kerstens
I am a PhD student at the subfaculty of business and economics at KULAK. My main research interest is choice behavior in the broadest way: how do people decide to pick A over B? What are the underlying mechanisms that drive their choices? In particular, my research focuses on the household decision problem.
I’m also doing some work on developing a data driven way of recovering the underlying product characteristics from consumption data without any (or minimal) a priori assumptions. For example: when choosing between similar objects such as orange or grapefruit juice (or mixtures), what makes you choose one over the other?
I also have an interest in behavioral economics in general.
Startende bedrijven zijn zeer belangrijke bronnen van werkgelegenheid, innovatie en economische groei. Helaas faalt een groot deel van de starters binnen de eerste vijf jaar na oprichting. Mijn onderzoek wil bijdragen tot een beter inzicht in de determinanten van de overleving en groei van startende bedrijven en spitst zich in het bijzonder toe op de rol die ‘Corporate Governance’ kan spelen in deze specifieke ondernemingscontext.