Between 1982 and 1987 Bart Cockx studied economics at the Catholic University of Leuven (undergraduate degree) and at the London School of Economics (MSc). He obtained his PhD in Leuven in 1992. Between 1993 and 2008, he was professor at the Department of Economics of the Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve). Currently, he's professor at SHERPPA, Ghent University. His major research interest is the evaluation of labour market policies. He has published in journals such as the Economic Journal, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) and the Journal of Public Economics.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2001.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 9556
revised version published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2019, 34 (3), 403 - 424
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8889
published in: Labour Economics, 2016, 41, 162-176
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7145
revised version published as 'Is There Less Discrimination in Occupations Where Recruitment Is Difficult?' in: Industrial and Labor Relations, 2015, 68 (3), 467 - 500
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6562
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2013, 25, 123-140
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6181
for substantially revised version please see IZA DP 10487