Wouter has degrees in political science and social policy analysis from the University of Antwerp and the Catholic University of Leuven. He gained a doctorate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, in Applied Social and Economic Research. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher on a European research project “Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and the Markets”. He then worked at the OECD in the Employment, Labour and Social Affairs directorate, carrying out research on wage inequality and firm productivity.
Areas of activity
labour market inequalities, drivers of wage inequalities, labour market integration of migrants and minorities, the quality of jobs.