Vincent Sterk is an Professor in macroeconomics at the Economics Department of University College London. Previously, he was an economist at the Dutch Central Bank and received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam. His research aims to better understand the monetary transmission, the mechanism, the business cycle, and firm dynamics. A common theme in his research is to explore the importance of heterogeneity among economic agents and non-linear effects. In 2011, Vincent received a medal for best PhD dissertation in economics, awarded once every three years by the Dutch Royal Society for Economics (KVS).