Prof. Dr. Philip Verwimp

Prof. Dr. Philip Verwimp studied economics at University of Antwerp (BA, MA) and KU Leuven (PhD, 2003) as well as sociology at KU Leuven (BA) and Georg-August Univ. Göttingen (MA). He is Professor of Development Economics at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) since 2010 where he teaches economic development and impact evaluation. He is as Fellow of ECARES and the interdisciplinary institute for innovation in health care (i3h) at ULB. He co-founded and co-directs the Households in Conflict Network ( and was a Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation and a Fulbright Fellow, both at Yale University. Dr. Verwimp works on poverty, conflict, health and education in Sub-Saharan Africa. He received the Award of the Auschwitz Foundation for his doctoral dissertation and won several other Prizes. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Human Resources, Economic Development and Cultural Change, the Journal of Peace Research, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Development Economics, among others. He spends his sabbatical year partly at the Georg-August University in Göttingen and partly at Mouly Ismael University in Méknès where he is involved in the impact evaluation of public policies.