With profund sadness I have to inform you that Wim Meeusen, emeritus professor of the Department of Economics, passed away on 25 February 2013 after a long illness. He was 67 years old.
Wim was a passionate researcher and teacher in the broad field of macroeconomics.For years he was the driving force behind the Erasmus Mundus programme Economics of Globalisation and European Integration, organised by a consortium of nine universities.Until very recently he remained involved in the activities of the department and the programme.
We offer our condolences to the family and next of kin of Wim.
Guido ErreygersChair Department of Economics
University of Antwerp City Campus
The Department of Economics is a department of the Faculty of Applied Economics of the University of Antwerp. Its current chairman is Guido Erreygers. Research in the Department of Economics at the University of Antwerp focuses mainly on applied economics and economic policy, organized in 7 fields: macroeconomic policy, labour economics, economics of innovation, the history of economic thought, industrial organization, health economics and public economics. The department frequently organizes seminars where research by department members (lunchtime seminars) as well as invited speakers (research seminars) is presented for discussion. We will be happy to welcome you on one of these meetings.
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