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Henri Sneessens

Henri Sneessens
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
2, avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Research Interests 

Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Monetary Economics, Quantitative Methods

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Henri Sneessens completed his PhD in Economics at CORE, Université catholique de Louvain in 1980. He was lecturer at the London School of Economics  (1980-82) and professor  of economics at the Université catholique de Lille (1982-85), before moving back to Louvain where he became full professor in 1993. He was chairman of IRES,  the research centre of the economics department in 1994-1998 and 2004-2007. From 2003-2007, he was also head of the Economics Department. Henri Sneessens is Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Luxembourg since 2009.

His personal homepage: http://ideas.repec.org/e/psn6.html

Last updated on: Thursday, 08 March 2018

CV Henri Sneessens_June 2017

Education - Universities attended

  • 1980: Docteur en Sciences Economiques, Université catholique de Louvain
  • 1976: Licencié et Maître en Sciences Economiques, Université catholique de Louvain
  • 1973: Ingénieur Agronome, Université catholique de Louvain

 Fields of Interest

  • macroeconomics, labor economics, monetary economics, quantitative methods

Current Position

  • Professor, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, Université du Luxembourg, since 2009

Previous employment

  •  Full Professor, Dpt of Economics, Université catholique de Louvain (1993-2009)
  •  Visiting Professor, Université catholique de Lille (1985-2009)
  •  Chargé de cours, Dpt of Economics, Université catholique de Louvain, 1985-1993
  •  Professor, Faculté Libre de Sc. Econ., Université catholique de Lille, 1982-1985
  •  Lecturer in Economics at the London School of Economics, 1980-1982;

Institutional Activities

  • Head of CREA, Université du Luxembourg, 2010-13
  • Head of the Economics Department, Université catholique de Louvain, 2003-2007
  • Head of the Research Center IRES, Université catholique de Louvain, 1994-1998 and 2004-07

 Honours

  • Lauréat du Nouvel Economiste: " Economiste de l'année 1995", pour la catégorie Aide à la décision publique : Emploi , Paris, June 1995
  • ICM Fellow, 1977-1980
  • Concours de bourse de voyage, Ministère du Commerce extérieur, 1973.



Last updated on: 22 Jun 2017

Current Research Affiliations

  • CREA – Centre for Research in Economics and Management, Université du Luxembourg
  • IRES – Institute of Economic and Social Research, Université catholique de Louvain
  • IZA – Institute of Labor Economics, Research Fellow, Bonn

Recent Publications

  1. “The EU-US Unemployment Puzzle Revisited: Institutions, Demography, and Capital Flows”, Journal od Demographic Economics, (2017) – forthcoming –
  2. “Malinvaud on Macroeconomic Policy”, Annals of Economics and Statistics, 125-126 (2017) – forthcoming –
  3. "L’intermédiation financière dans les modèles macroéconomiques", Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, LVI, 2017(1) pp.117-37
  4. “Growth and Welfare: Shifts in Labour Market Policies”, in A. Iglesias-Rodriguez, P. Triandafyllidou and R. Gropas (eds) After the Financial Crisis. Shifting Legal, Economic and Political Paradigms. Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology   London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 
  5. “Aging and Pensions in General Equilibrium: Labour Market Imperfections Matter”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 37 (2013) 104–124 (with D. de la Croix and O. Pierrard)
  6. “Risk Premiums and Macroeconomic Dynamics in a Heterogeneous Agent Model”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 34 (2010) 1680–1699 (with F. De Graeve, M. Dossche, M. Emiris, and R. Wouters)
  7. “Selective Reductions in Labour Taxation”, Journal of Policy Modeling, 32 (2010) 531–543 (with A. Batyra)

Supervision of Research Programmes

  • Co-supervision of a Research Project entitled "Interactions between sectoral wages. An international comparative approach", funded by the Observatoire de la Formation des Prix, Ministère de l’Economie, Luxembourg, 2015-2016
  • Co-supervision of a Research Project on Wage Indexation, funded by the Observatoire de la Formation des Prix, Ministère de l’Economie, Luxembourg, 2013-2014



Last updated on: 22 Jun 2017

Courses

  • Economie du travail et de l'emploi, Bachelor en Sciences Econmiques et de Gestion (5rd Semester)
  • Avanced Macroeconmics, Master in Economics and Finance (Research Track, 3rd Semester)

 

PhD Supervisions – Ongoing Projects

  • Erica Perego, Essays on the euro zone sovereign debt crisis and financial markets (completed 2014)
  • Océane Chevallier, Financial Intermediation and Macroeconomic Fluctuations (completed 2017)



Last updated on: 22 Jun 2017

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Articles published in scientific periodicals

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See detailStructural changes in the labor market and the rise of early retirement in France and Germany
Batyra, Anna; de la Croix, David; Pierrard, Olivier; Sneessens, Henri

in German Economic Review (in press)

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See detailThe EU-US Unemployment Puzzle Revisited: Institutions, Demography, and Capital Flows
Marchiori, Luca; Pierrard, Olivier; Sneessens, Henri

in Journal of Demographic Economics (2017)

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See detailMalinvaud on Macroeconomic Policy
Sneessens, Henri

in Annales d'Economie et de Statistique = Annals of Economics and Statistics (2017), 125-126

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See detailAging and Pensions in General Equilibrium: Labour Market Imperfections Matter
de la Croix, David; Pierrard, Olivier; Sneessens, Henri

in Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control (2013), 37

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See detailSelective reductions in labor taxation: Labor market adjustments and macroeconomic performance
Batyra, Anna; Sneessens, Henri

in Journal of Policy Modeling (2010), 32(4), 531-543

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See detailRisk premiums and macroeconomic dynamics in a heterogeneous agent model
De Graeve, Ferre; Dossche, Maarten; Emiris, Marina; Sneessens, Henri; Wouters, Raf

in Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control (2010), 34

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See detailSequential bargaining in a New Keynesian model with frictional unemployment and staggered wage negotiation
De Walque, Gregory; Pierrard, Olivier; Sneessens, Henri; Wouters, Raf

in Annales d'Economie et de Statistique (2009), 95-96

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See detailBiased Technological Shocks, Relative Wage Rigidities and Low-Skilled Unemployment
Sneessens, Henri; Pierrard, Olivier

in Scottish Journal of Political Economy (2008), 55(3), 330-352

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See detailMicroeconomic Uncertainty and Macroeconomic Indeterminacy
Fagnart, Jean-François; Pierrard, Olivier; Sneessens, Henri

in European Economic Review (2007), 51(6), 1564-1588

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See detailLow-skilled unemployment, capital-skill complementarity and embodied technical progress
Moreno-Galbis, Eva; Sneessens, Henri

in Recherches Economiques de Louvain (2007), 73(3), 330-352

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See detailJob turnover, unemployment and labor market institutions
Joseph, Gilles; Pierrard, Olivier; Sneessens, Henri

in Labour Economics (2004), 11(4), 451-468

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See detailAggregate Matching Efficiency : A Stochastic Production Frontier Approach, France 1990-1994
Sneessens, Henri; Ibourk, Aomar; Maillard, Béatrice; Perelman, Serge

in Empirica (2004), 31

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See detailEffets des préretraites sur l'emploi
Sneessens, Henri; Pierrard, Olivier; Shadman, Fatemeh

in Revue Française d'Economie (2003), 18(1), 133-155

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See detailInvestment Stimulation, with Some Reference to Housing
Drèze, J.H.; Durré, A.; Sneessens, Henri

in Recherches Economiques de Louvain (2000), 66(1), 33-53

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See detailAggregation in Models with Quantity Constraints. The CES Aggregation Function
Entorf, Horst; Sneessens, Henri

in Empirical Economics (2000), 25(1), 35-59

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See detailCapacity Utilization and Market Power
Fagnart, J.F.; Licandro, O.; Sneessens, Henri

in Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control (1997), 22

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See detailInternal Finance and Capital Accumulation in a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model with Credit Constraints
Sneessens, Henri; Stefani, Maria Lucia

in Louvain Economic Review - Recherches Economiques de Louvain (1996), 62(2-3), 255-86

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Books published as author, translator, etc.

See detailEvaluations micro et macroéconomiques des allégements de la (para-)fiscalité en Belgique
Cockx, Bart; Sneessens, Henri; Van der Linden, Bruno

Book published by Academia Press (2005)

See detailTheory and Estimation of Macroeconomic Rationing Models
Sneessens, Henri

Book published by Springer-Verlag (1981)

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Contributions to collective works

See detailGrowth and Welfare: Shifts in Labour Market Policies
Sneessens, Henri

in Iglesias-Rodriguez, Pablo; Triandafyllidou, Anna; Gropas, Ruby (Eds.) After the Financial Crisis. Shifting Legal, Economic and Political Paradigms (2016)

See detailEvaluations des mesures de réduction des coûts salariaux
Sneessens, Henri

in Decoster, André, Valenduc, Christian (Ed.) L'impôt et la politique fiscale en Belgique (2011)

See detailLabour Market Adjustments and Macroeconomic Performance
Batyra, Anna; Sneessens, Henri

in Mitchell, W., Muysken, J. (Ed.) Growth and Cohesion in the European Union: the Impact of Economic Policy (2006)

See detailUnemployment in Belgium: Lessons from a Macroeconomic Model with Quantity Constraints
Sneessens, Henri; Drèze, Jacques H.

in Van der Wee, H.; Blomme, J. (Eds.) The Economic Development of Belgium since 1870 (1997)

See detailBelgian Unemployment: The Story of a Small Open Economy Caught in a Worldwide Recession
Shadman, Fatemeh; Sneessens, Henri

in Drèze, J.H.; Bean, C.R. (Eds.) Europe's Unemployment Problem (1991)

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E-Prints/Working papers – first made available on ORBilu

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See detailDeclining bargaining power of workers and the rise of early retirement in Europe
Batyra, Anna; de la Croix, David; Pierrard, Olivier; Sneessens, Henri

E-print/Working paper (2013)

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Scientific congresses, symposiums and conference proceedings – Unpublished conferences

See detailFinancial Frictions in Macroeconomics. A Survey.
Sneessens, Henri

Scientific Conference (2016, January 29)

See detailLabour Market Institutions and Economic Performance
Sneessens, Henri

Scientific Conference (2014, March 21)

See detailGlobalisation & the Labour Market: the Winners and the Losers
Sneessens, Henri

Scientific Conference (2012, June)

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Scientific presentations in Universities or research centres

See detailRegional Unemployment Theory - A Discussion
Sneessens, Henri

Presentation (2013, May)

See detailDemographics, Capital Flows and European Unemployment
Sneessens, Henri

Presentation (2011, May)

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Expert Reports

See detailAnalyse de l’impact des interactions sectorielles sur l’évolution des salaires. Comparaison de quatre pays
Bourgain, Arnaud; Sneessens, Henri; Shadman, Fatemeh; Mehta, Kirti

Report (2017)

See detailFormation des salaires et indexation automatique - Analyse comparative de quatre pays européens
Bourgain, Arnaud; Sneessens, Henri; Shadman, Fatemeh; Mehta, Kirti

Report (2014)

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Articles for the General Public

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See detailL’intermédiation financière dans les modèles macroéconomiques
Sneessens, Henri

Article for general public (2017)

See detailBCE: La décision va dans le bon sens – mais elle vient avec du retard
Sneessens, Henri

Article for general public (2015)

See detailL’adhésion de la Lituanie à l’euro
Sneessens, Henri

Article for general public (2014)

See detailLa menace de la déflation
Sneessens, Henri

Article for general public (2014)

See detailPas automatiquement une perte de compétitivité
Bourgain, Arnaud; Sneessens, Henri

Article for general public (2014)

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See detailDu baby-boom au baby-bust
Sneessens, Henri

Article for general public (2014)

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See detailRéduction de charges: priorité aux bas salaires
Langot, François; L'Horty, Yannick; Sneessens, Henri; et al.

Article for general public (2014)

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See detail100 ans de politique pragmatique
Sneessens, Henri

Article for general public (2013)

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See detailL'index décortiqué
Sneessens, Henri

Article for general public (2012)

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Conferences given outside the academic context

See detailAnalyse de l’impact des interactions sectorielles sur l’évolution des salaires
Bourgain, Arnaud; Sneessens, Henri; Shadman, Fatemeh; Mehta, Kirti

Conference given outside the academic context (2017)

See detailPrendre la compétitivité au sérieux ?
Sneessens, Henri

Conference given outside the academic context (2015)

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