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Posted by ECARES Université Libre de Bruxelles on October 9, 2022

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Business Address:

European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics  (ECARES)

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 50. CP 114/04

B-1050 Brussels – Belgium

e-mail: antonio.estache@ulb.be


  • Ph.D.  in Economics (1995) (Focus on Regulation/IO/Public Economics), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • MA in Economics (1987), (Focus on International Economics and Public Economics), University of Maryland, USA
  • Licence en Sciences Economiques (B.A. in Economics) (1980), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium


  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Passive knowledge of Dutch, German and Italian

Personal Data: Born in Liege (Belgium), March 20, 1957

Current Positions

  • Happy retiree
  • Research Fellow, European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Fields of expertise

  • Public finance (including revenue and expenditure design)
  • Design of public procurement processes in infrastructure
  • Public-private partnerships designs
  • Reforms, pricing and regulation of infrastructure services
  • Public and private sector performance monitoring and benchmarking
  • Decentralization, provincial and municipal management and reform
  • Environmental management
  • Macroeconomic and fiscal performance evaluation
  • Tax policy design

Other professional activities:

  • Professor of Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2008-2022)
  • Policy Advisor  for various organizations, including World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, EBRD, Asian Development Bank (2008-now)
  • Expert witness on infrastructure related policies in various parliaments (2008-2018)
  • Associated researcher with Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (2017-2018)
  • Associated professor, Development Planning Unit, UCL, London (2013-2017)
  • Visiting researcher at the Toulouse School of Economics (2016-2017)
  • Visiting professor at the Imperial College Business School, London (2013)
  • Visiting professor at the Paris School of Economics (2009-2010)

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