Research
Rembert De Blander


Research Interests

My main research intrests lie in the fields of panel data econometrics and policy evaluation, with applications to poverty, labour market research and cost function estimation. For the moment I concentrate on a model for the dynamics of skill formation.


Publications

De Blander, R., Nicaise, I., Van den Broeck, G. (2005), "Maatschappelijke keuzen, structurele armoede en sociale kost", HIVA Raport, 975, pp.75. (in Dutch)   Download

De Blander, R., Nicaise, I. (2005), "De impact van maatschappelijke keuzen op de armoededynamiek", BTSZ, 47(4), p.675-708. (in Dutch)   Download

De Blander, R. (2006), "Essays on Endogeneity and Parameter Heterogeneity in Cross-Sectional and Panel Data", PhD Dissertation, 219, Department of Economics, K.U.Leuven, http://hdl.handle.net/1979/272.   Download

De Blander, R. (2008a), "Sen's capabiliteiten methode", Kwartaalschrift Economie, 5(1), p.47-70. (in Dutch)   Download

De Blander, R. (2008b), "Which Null Hypothesis Do Overidentification Restrictions Actually Test?", Economics Bulletin, 3(76), p.1-9.   Download

De Blander, R., Nicaise, I. (2009), "Shooting at Moving Targets: Short versus Long Term Effects of Anti-Poverty Policies", Chapter 18 in A. Zaidi, A. Harding and P. Williams (eds.), New Frontiers in Microsimulation Modeling, Ashgate: Farnham, p.471-497.   New Frontiers in Microsimulation Modelling

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Henry de Frahan, B., Nkunzimana, T., De Blander, R. (2009), "Vulnerability of Mexican Farm Households in a Changing Economy", Review of Business and Economics, 54(3), p.273-293.   Review of Business and Economics

Wolszczak-Derlacz, J., De Blander, R. (2009), "Price Convergence in the European Union and in the New Member States", Bank i Kredyt, 40(2), p.37-59.   Download

De Blander, R. (2010), "A Simple Estimator for the Correlated Random Coefficient Model", Economics Letters, 106(3), p.158-161.   Economics Letters

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De Blander, R. and B. Henry de Frahan (2010). "Estimating flexible cost functions using EUFADN and Eurostat data". In K. Boone and C. Teeuwen (Eds.), Pacioli 18. Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Micro-Economic Databases in Agriculture; LEI report, 2010-075(3), p.27-32.  

Groenez, S. and R. De Blander (2010). "The Dynamics of Skill Formation: Evidence from a Flemish Cohort Study", Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 1(3), p.193. Supplement.  

Henry de Frahan, B., De Blander, R. (2010), "La Politique Agricole Commune: horizon 2014", Reflets et Perspectives de la vie économique, 49(2-3), p.137-156. (in French)   Download

De Blander, R. (2011), "Review of 'Mostly Harmless Econometrics' by Angrist and Pischke", European Review of Agricultural Economics, 38(2), p.281-283.   European Review of Agricultural Economics

Henry de Frahan, B., Baudry, A., De Blander, R., Polomé, P., Howitt, R. (2011), "Dairy Farms without Quotas in Belgium: Estimations and Simulations with a Flexible Cost Function", European Review of Agricultural Economics, 38(4), p.469-495.   European Review of Agricultural Economics

Schockaert, I., De Blander, R., Nicaise, I., Groenez, S. (2011), "Patterns of Mobility into and out of Poverty: the Role of Work and Education. First Results of the INCLUSIM Microsimulation Model", Reflets et Perspectives de la vie économique, 50(4), p.143-154.   Download

De Blander, R., Dhaene, G. (2012), "Unit Root Tests for Panel Data with AR(1) Errors and Small T", Econometrics Journal, 15(1), p.101-124.   Econometrics Journal

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Gullstrand, J., De Blander, R., Waldo, S. (2014), "The Influence of Biodiversity Provision on the Cost Structure of Swedish Dairy Farming", Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65(1), 87-111.   Journal of Agricultural Economics

De Blander, R., Schockaert, I., Decoster, A., Deboosere, P. (2017), "Projected Population, Inequality and Social Expenditures. The Case of Flanders", International Journal of Microsimulation, 10(3), 92-133.   Download

Henry de Frahan, B., Dong, J., De Blander, R. (2017), "Farm Household Incomes in OECD Member Countries over the Last 30 Years of Public Support". Chapter 8 in Mishra, A. K., Viaggi, D., Gomez y Paloma, S. (Eds.), Public Policy in Agriculture: Impact on Labor Supply and Household Income, Routledge Studies in Agricultural Economics, p.124-151. Oxon, UK: Routledge.   Public Policy in Agriculture

Vandermeerschen, H, De Cuyper, P., De Blander, R., Groenez, S. (2017), "Activeringsbeleid voor personen van buitenlandse herkomst: wat werkt voor wie, en waarom?", Over.Werk. Tijdschrift van het Steunpunt Werk, 27(2), 134-140.   Download

Maes, E., Telle, E., Strzoda, I., Delannoy, D., Pham, T. H., Robert, L., De Blander, R. (2018), "Twee decennia na Dutroux. Wat weten we in België over de recidive van seksuele delinquenten?", Panopticon, 39(6), 540-561.   Panopticon

De Wilde, L., De Blander, R., Keserü, I., Macharis, C., Vanhaverbeke, L. (2019), "Inzicht in mobiliteitsoplossingen voor Belgische bedrijfswagenbestuurders". Chapter 9 in Vandenbroucke, A., Mezoued, A. M., Vaesen, J. (Eds.), Bedrijfswagens en duurzame mobiliteit, BSI Series, p.181-206. Brussels, Belgium: VUBPress Brussels University Press.   Bedrijfswagens en duurzame mobiliteit

De Wilde, L., De Blander, R., Keserü, I., Macharis, C., Vanhaverbeke, L. (2019), "Vers une meilleure compréhension des solutions mobilitaires pour les conducteurs de voitures de société en Belgique". Chapter 9 in Vandenbroucke, A., Mezoued, A. M., Vaesen, J. (Eds.), Voitures de societé et durabilité. Diagnostic et enjeux, BSI Series, p.181-206. Brussels, Belgium: Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles.  

Robert, L., De Blander, R., Detry, I., Maes, E., Mine, B., Vanneste, C. (2019), "Recidivism Research at the NICC". Chapter 5 in Mincke, C., Brutyn, D., Burssens, D., Lemonne, A., Maes, E., Renard, B., Robert, L. (Eds.), 20 Years of Criminology at the NICC. A Scientific Journey and Its Perspectives, p.165-198. Oud-Turnhout, Belgium: Gompel & Svacina.   20 Years of Criminology at the NICC

Spaan, P., Blokland, A., De Blander, R., Robert, L., Maes, E., Blom, M., Wartna, B. (2019), "Differentiating Individuals Convicted of Sexual Offenses: A Two-Country Latent Class Analysis", Sexual Abuse, accepted.   Sexual Abuse

De Blander, R. (2019), "Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Short Panels", Econometrics and Statistics, accepted.   Econometrics and Statistics

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Reports

Bahta, S., F. Offermann, R. De Blander, B. Henry de Frahan, L. Cesaro, S. Marongiu, A. Zanoli, F. Arfini, M. Donati, S. Cernicchiaro, N. Delame, J.-P. Butault, R. Soboh, R. Popov, B. Ivanov, M. Anastasova, D. Nikolov, E. Matveev, and M. Sepp (2011), "Comparative Ex-Post Analysis of Past CAP Reforms Across Selected Member States and Regions with FADN Data", FACEPA Deliverable 9.3, Edited by Bahta, S., Offermann, F. and Henry de Frahan, B., Report for the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), agreement no. 212292.

DeBlander,R., Groenez, S. (2016). Estimation of outplacement effects on the probability of finding a new job: Combining structural estimation with a regression discontinuity sample design. WSE Report 2016, nr.04, Steunpunt Werk en Sociale Economie & HIVA,KULeuven.

De Blander, R., J. Gullstrand, and S. Waldo (2010), "The Influence of Landscape Services on Farm Costs: The Case of Swedish Milk Farmers", FACEPA Deliverable 7.2, FACEPA. Report for the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), agreement no. 212292.

De Blander, R., B. Henry de Frahan, and F. Offerman (2011), "Ex-Post Evaluations of Agricultural and Environmental Policies in the EU with FADN data: Methods and Results". FACEPA Deliverable 9.1, FACEPA. Report for the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), agreement no. 212292.

De Blander, R. and D. Kavadias (2019a). Financieringsnota Vlaamse Rand. BRIO Working Paper 2019/4, BRIO, VUB.

De Blander, R. and D. Kavadias (2019b). Financieringsnota Brussel. BRIO Working Paper 2019/5, BRIO, VUB.

De Blander, R., I. Nicaise, and G. Van den Broeck (2005), "Structural Poverty, Societal Choices and Social Cost". HIVA Rapport, 975, HIVA - K.U.Leuven.

De Blander, R., Robert, L., Mincke, C. Maes,, E., Mine, B. (2019). Haalbaarheidsstudie betreffende een recidivemonitor (rapport provisoire). Technical Report 42, Operationele directie criminologie, Nationaal Instituut voor criminalistiek en criminologie.

De Blander, R., I. Schockaert, A. Decoster, and P. Deboosere (2013), "The Impact of Demographic Change on Policy Indicators and Reforms", FLEMOSI Discussion Paper, 25, KU Leuven. Report of the SBO-project "FLEMOSI: A Tool for Ex Ante Evaluation of Socio-Economic Policies in Flanders", funded by IWT Flanders.

De Brouwer, H., Verté, D., Dumont, D., De Blander, R., Mahieu, C., Vandenbroucke, A., Slautsky, E., De Spiegelaere, M., De Greef, V. (2016). Vers une assurance autonomie bruxelloise - naar een Brusselse zelfstandigheidsverzekering. Etude réalisée pour la Commission communautaire commune de Bruxelles-Capitale - studie uitgevoerd in opdracht van de Gemeenschappelijke Gemeenschapscommissie van Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels Studies Institute - CoCom.

Vandermeerschen, H., De Cuyper, P., De Blander, R., Groenez, S. (2017). Kritische succesfactoren in het activeringsbeleid naar mensen met een buitenlandse herkomst. HIVA, KU Leuven.



Contributions

Development of a Pilot Evaluation System of Employment Policy Measures at a Local Level, Final Report of ARTEMIS project (EC VP/2003/012, Budget Line B5-5020), ISBN 960-88513-2-7, 2005.

Leven (z)onder leefloon. Deel 1. Onderbescherming onderzocht, HIVA Report, 1182, pp.194.



Conference Presentations

"Unit Root Tests in Panel Data Models with Serially Correlated Errors and Fixed T", 9th Conference on Panel Data, Genève (Switzerland), June 22th-23th, 2000.

"A Robust Estimator for the Linear Correlated Random Coefficient Model", 59th Econometric Society European Meeting, Madrid (Spain), August 20th-24th, 2004.

"The Impact over Time of Societal Choices on Structural Poverty", 6th Day for Belgian Labour Economists, Ghent (Belgium), May 30th, 2005.

"Unit Root Tests for Panel Data with AR(1) Errors and Fixed T", Joint ECARES-CORE-KUL Econometrics Seminar, Leuven (Belgium), November 24th, 2005.

"The Impact over Time of Societal Choices on Structural Poverty", ESPRU Workshop on Discrete Labour Supply Models, Galway (Ireland), December 8th-9th, 2005.

"Shooting at Moving Targets: Short versus Long Term Effects of Anti-Poverty Policies", ECHP workshop, TLM.NET, Antwerp (Belgium), January 13th, 2006.

"Instrumental Variable Estimation of the Correlated Random Coefficient Model with Panel Data", 13th Conference on Panel Data, Cambridge (UK), July 7th-9th, 2006.

"Instrumental Variable Estimation of a Correlated Random Coefficient Model with Panel Data", ESRC Econometric Study Group, Bristol (UK), July 13th-15th, 2006.

"The Impact of Policies on Poverty Dynamics", RC28, ISA World Congress, Durban, (South Africa), July 23th-29th, 2006.

"Shooting at Moving Targets: Short versus Long Term Effects of Anti-Poverty Policies", 1st IMA Conference, Vienna, August 20th-22nd, 2007.

"Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Panels", 15th Annual Meeting of the Belgian Statistical Society, Antwerp, October 19th-20th, 2007.

"Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Short Panels", International Conference in Memory of Carlo Giannini, Bergamo, January 25th-26th, 2008.

"Mediation with an Endogenous Mediator", Dag van de sociologie, Leuven, May 29th, 2008.

"Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Short Panels", 13th Conference on Panel Data, Cambridge (UK), July 7th-9th, 2006.

"Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Short Panels", ESRC Econometric Study Group, Bristol (UK), July 10th-12th, 2008.

"Transition Modelling and Testing for Convergence in Short Panels", DIW Macroeconometric Workshop, Berlin, November 28th-29th, 2008.

"Extended Hausman-Taylor Estimation with Automated Instrument Selection", Young European Statisticians Workshop on Paradigms of Model Choice, Eindhoven, October 5th-7th, 2009.

"Estimating Flexible Cost Functions using EU-FADN and Eurostat Data", PACIOLI, 18th International Workshop on Micro-Economic Databases in Agriculture, Ghent, September 6th-8th, 2010.

"Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Short Panels", Applied Statistics Workshop, Institut de Statistique, Biostatistique et Sciences Actuarielles, Louvain-la-Neuve, December, 3rd, 2010.

"The Dynamics of Skill Formation: Evidence from a Flemish Cohort Study", First Lisbon Research Workshop on Economics and Econometrics of Education, ISEG, Lisbon, January, 7th-8th, 2011.

"Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Short Panels", 43e Journées de Statistique, Tunis, May 23th-27th, 2011.

"Analysis of Technical and Policy Changes for Belgian Dairy Farms Using an Estimated Augmented SGM Cost Function", EAAE Congress, Zürich, August 30th- September 2nd, 2011.

"Behavioral Labor Supply and Welfare Evaluation of Policy Reforms", 2nd Microsimulation Research Workshop, Bucharest, October 11th- 12th, 2012.

"Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Short Panels", ECORE seminar, Louvain-la-Neuve, May 13th, 2013.

"De Effectiviteit van Outplacement als Activeringsinstrument", WSE Arbeidsmarktcongres,, Louvain, February 11th, 2015.

"Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Short Panels", 8th Nordic Econometric Meeting, Helsinki, May 28th-30th, 2015.

"Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Short Panels", 2nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics, Thessaloniki, June 25th-27th, 2015.

"Projected Population, Inequality and Social Expenditures The Case of Flanders", 5th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association, Esch/Alzette, September 2nd/sup>-4th, 2015.

"Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Short Panels", 8th Leuven Statistics Days, Louvain, October 20th-21st, 2016.

"Iterative Estimation Correcting for Error Autocorrelation in Short Panels", 3rd International Workshop on Financial Markets and Nonlinear Dynamics, Paris, June 1st-2nd, 2017.

"When Regression Discontinuity Sample Design Assumptions Break Down, Structural Estimation Might Save the Day", 32nd Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Lisbon, August 21st-25th, 2017.

"Differences in Criminal Career Histories of Sex and Non-Sex Offenders A Latent Class Analysis", NVC Congres, Leiden, June 21st-22nd, 2018.

"Differentiating Sex Offenders: a Latent Class Analysis of the Criminal Careers of Sex and Non-Sex Offenders", 18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Sarajevo, August 29th- September 1st, 2018.


Work in Progress

"Automated Instrument Selection"

"Decomposition of Nonlinear Functions, Estimation and Inference".

"The Dynamics of Skill Formation". (with Groenez, S.)

"Where do Peer Effects Originate? A Look at Instruction Time Allocation". (with Ooghe, E.)


Refereeing

Comparative Economic Studies, Recherches Economiques de Louvain - Louvain Economic Review, Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Sociale Zekerheid, International Journal of Microsimulation.


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