Bruno Van der Linden is research director at the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium). He is also Professor at the Economics Department of the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). He studied applied mathematics (PhD in 1987) and economics (MA in 1989) at Louvain. Since 1990, he teaches labour economics and evaluation methods. His recent research examines the links between income taxation, the labour market and Welfare. His recent work also covers the evaluation of labour market policies. Other research interests include the explanations of spatial heterogeneities in unemployment rates, wage formation, and the implications of search and matching frictions.

His published articles are found in journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, Regional Science and Urban Economics, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, the IZA Journal of Labor Policy, Oxford Economic Papers, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Public Economic Theory, Macroeconomic Dynamics and the Annales d’Economie et de Statistique.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2004.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10487
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2018, 36 (1), 75-120 [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8276
published in: International Tax and Public Finance, 2015, 1-36.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7828
published in: Journal of Urban Economics, 2016, 91, 26-44.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7763
published in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2015, 53, 50-67
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7266
revised version published as 'Is it Socially Efficient to Impose Job Search Requirements on Unemployed Benefit Claimants with Hyperbolic Preferences?' in: Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 113, 80-95 [Online Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6181
for substantially revised version please see IZA DP 10487
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5642
revised version published as 'Optimal Income Taxation with Kalai Wage Bargaining and Endogenous Participation' in: Social Choice and Welfare, 2014, 42(2), 381-402
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4837
published in: Journal of Economic Theory, 2013, 148 (5), 1770-1805