Freddy Heylen

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Contact information
Address: Sint-Pietersplein 6
B-9000 Gent
Belgium
Phone: +32(0)9/264.34.85
Fax: +32(0)9/264.89.96
E-mail: freddy.heylen@UGent.be

Research activities

  • Research interest
    - Macroeconomics : fiscal policy, long-run growth, labour market performance
  • Publications
  • Recent research papers

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On the possibility and driving forces of secular stagnation - A general equilibrium analysis applied to Belgium -
(with Pieter Van Rymenant, Brecht Boone and Tim Buyse)

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On the role of public policies and wage formation for private investment in R&D: a long-run panel analysis
(with Tim Buyse and Ruben Schoonackers)

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Cross-country differences in unemployment: fiscal policy, unions and household preferences in general equilibrium
(with Brecht Boone)

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Heterogeneous ability and the effects of fiscal policy on employment, income and welfare in general equilibrium
(with Renaat Van de Kerckhove)

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Does homeownership lead to longer unemployment spells? The role of mortgage payments
(with Stijn Baert and Daan Isebaert)

Published in De Economist, 2014, 162, 263-286

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Houses and/or jobs: ownership and the labour market in Belgian districts
(with D. Isebaert and C. Smolders)
Published in Regional Studies, 2015, 49, 1387-1406.

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Pension reform in an OLG model with heterogeneous abilities
(with Tim Buyse and Renaat Van de Kerckhove)
Forthcoming in Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2015, 49, 605-640

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Pension reform, employment by age, and long-run growth in OECD countries
(with Tim Buyse and Renaat Van de Kerckhove)
Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26, 769-809

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Fiscal Policy and TFP in the OECD: measuring direct and indirect effects
(with G. Everaert and R. Schoonackers)
Published in Empirical Economics, 2015, 49, 605-640

  • Recent policy papers

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Loonmatiging geen stimulans voor O&O-bedrijfsinvesteringen - Langere versie
(met T. Buyse en R. Schoonackers)
Economisch Statistische Berichten, 8 oktober 2015

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Begrotingsbeleid voor werkgelegenheid en groei zonder ongelijkheid
(met R. Van de Kerckhove en T. Buyse)
Economisch Statistische Berichten, 10 september 2015

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Over onderzoeksculturen, publicatiegewoonten en –mogelijkheden in verschillende wetenschapsdisciplines
(met E. Omey, D. Van de gaer, S. Baert, B. Boone en T. Buyse, 2015)

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Huiseigenaars en/of jobs in België? Een micro- én macrotoets van de Oswald-hypothese
(met D. Isebaert en C. Smolders)

Over.Werk, 2014.

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Schuldafbouw door groei en werkgelegenheid
Samenleving en Politiek, 2013

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Werkgelegenheid en economische groei: Is Duitsland een voorbeeld voor Europa?
(with T. Buyse)
Tijdschrift voor arbeidsvraagstukken, 2012

Teaching and other activities
Go to the website of Department of Social Economics>>>

Handboek
Macro-economie

3de editie, Garant, 2014

 

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