Keynote Speakers

Prof. Erik Schokkaert

Professor of Welfare Economics and Health Economics at the KULeuven.

Erik Schokkaert is full professor of welfare economics and health economics at the Department of Economics of the KULeuven. He chairs the interdisciplinary think tank “Metaforum” of the KULeuven. He is also faculty member and former Research Director of CORE (Université catholique de Louvain) and has been visiting professor at the London School of Economics, at the Universid ICESI in Cali, at the Université catholique de Louvain and at the University of Antwerp. His research focuses on (a) the modelling of different concepts of distributive justice; (b) the conceptual analysis of how to measure well-being; (c) the application of these theories for the analysis of specific policy problems in the fields of health and social security. He was a member of various commissions appointed by the Belgian (and Dutch) governments to give policy advice in the domains of health insurance, risk adjustment and social security.

He is the editor-in-chief of Economics and Philosophy. He published (among others) in American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Social Choice and Welfare, Economics and Philosopy, European Economic Review, Health Policy, Economica. Together with Wulf Gaertner he wrote a book on Empirical Social Choice: Questionnaire-Experimental Studies on Distributive Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

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