I am a senior analyst at Compass Lexecon, a consulting company specialized in antitrust and competition, where my days are divided between cartel litigation and merger/acquisition clearance cases. I will soon join the Chief Economist Team of the Belgian Competition Authority.
In my spare time, I do some research in my other area of expertise: corporate tax avoidance. My interests specifically focus on multinational enterprises and foreign direct investments in tax havens. I combine quantitative methods with insights from accounting, international business, and management to shed light on profit shifting patterns.
My papers have received several awards, for instance from:
the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (Best PhD dissertation in all fields of science),
the United Nations (Best Research Work on International Investment and Development), and
the EU Tax Observatory (Young Researcher Award).
Prior to joining Compass Lexecon, I was a researcher at Université Libre de Bruxelles. I have also collaborated with public institutions. I have worked as an external consultant for the United Nations and wrote policy reports for the French Council of Economic Analysis.
I hold a PhD in economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, an MRes in economics from the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, and an Engineering degree in statistics from ENSAE Paris.
Please see my resume for more details about my background and current activities.
To contact me:
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