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.   Download

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.   Download

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.   Download

Gullstrand, J., De Blander, R., Waldo, S. (2013), "The Influence of Biodiversity Provision on the Cost Structure of Swedish Dairy Farming", Journal of Agricultural Economics, n/a(n/a), p.n/a-n/a.   Journal of Agricultural Economics


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", ISA - RC33 7th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Naples, September 1st-5th, 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.


Working Papers

Henry de Frahan, B., Nkunzimana, T., De Blander, R., Gaspart, F., Sumner, D.A. (2008), "Farm Household Incomes And Reforming The CAP", 109th Seminar, European Association of Agricultural Economists, Viterbo, Italy, November 20th-21st.   (More info @ Ideas)

Hansen, K., Baudry, A., De Blander, R., Henry de Frahan, B., Polome, P. (2009), "Estimating an Ex Ante Cost Function for Belgian Arable Crop Farms", Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 26th-28th.   (More info @ Ideas)

Morissens, A., De Blander, R. (2012), "Migrants’ Attitudes Toward the Welfare State in 12 European Welfare States. A Comparative Study", 25th Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association, University of Oslo, August 4th-7th.  


Work in Progress

"Transition Modelling and Testing for Convergence in Short Panels". (with Wolszczak-Derlacz, J.)

"(Extended) Hausman-Taylor Estimation with Automated Instrument Selection".

"Mediation with an Endogenous Mediator".

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


Refereeing

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


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