Dr. Damiaan Persyn


Postdoc/ Research associate

Research interests:

  • Spatial interaction modelling
  • Regional labour markets
  • Migration


  • Degrees
  • PhD in Economics, University of Leuven (2010)
  • M.Sc. in Economics, University of Leuven (2007)
  • M.Sc. in Statistics, University of Leuven (2003)
  • Dipl. Volkswirt, Humboldt University Berlin (2002)
  • Kandidaat in de Economische Wetenschappen, KUBrussel (1999)

  • Experience
  • European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Seville site (2012-2021)

  • Lecturer, University of Antwerp, Faculty of business and economics (2012-2013)

  • Post-doctoral and Pre-doctoral Researcher, LICOS and VIVES KULeuven


  • Teaching

  • "International Macroeconomics and Agriculture" (University of Göttingen, SS 2021)
  • "International Food and Agricultural Trade" (University of Hohenheim, SS 2021)
  • "Economic and Environmental Policy" (University of Hohenheim, WS 21/22)


  • Languages
  • Dutch, English, Spanish, German, French