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Posted by ECARES Université Libre de Bruxelles on December 1, 2020

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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

Contact: Office Phone:32 2 650 4319

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

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

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:

  • Collaboration with Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (2017-2018)
  • Collaboration with the Development Planning Unit, UCL, London (2013-2017)
  • Collaboration with Toulouse School of Economics (2016-2017)
  • Collaboration with Imperial College Business School, London (2013)
  • Collaboration with Paris School of Economics (2009-2010)
  • Expert witness (British House of Commons (Development Commission), French Parliament (PPP Commission), Belgian Parliament (Infrastructure Commission))
  • Policy Advisor World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, EBRD, ADB (2008-now)
  • Beneficiary of the Chair Bernard Vanommeslaghe (2008-2018)
  • Member of the Advisory Board for: Journal of Network Industries (2003-2006), Louvain Economic Review (2007-2015), Utilities Policy (2003-now), World Bank Economic Review (2000-2004)
  • Reviewer for the Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Economic Journal, International Journal of Industrial Organization, International Public Finance Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Review of Industrial Organization, Review of Network Industries, Revue Française d’Economie, Utilities Policy, World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Research Observer, World Development
  • Member of the Research Advisory Board of the World Bank Research Program (2003-2008)

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