CEPR Fellow Bram De Rock receives the Francqui Prize 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

This year’s Francqui Prize has been awarded to Laurens Cherchye, Bram De Rock, and Frederic Vermeulen for their research into the impact of family decisions on individual well-being. The three economists developed a methodology to reliably explain and predict the decisions made by individual family members and the distribution of money and time within families. The jury praised the research for its high societal relevance: it allows for sharp conclusions about the impact of government measures – including a reform of the personal income tax or divorce legislation – on family decisions and the individual well-being that goes with it. 

Bram De Rock is Director of the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) located in Brussels. He is Professor of Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the University of Leuven. He is also an Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London (UCL) and an International Research fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). His research focuses on household consumption and labour supply decisions. He is a CEPR Research Fellow in the Labour Economics and Public Economics programmes and leads CEPR's Brussels Representative Office.