Jean Hindriks

Senior Fellow

Jean Hindriks obtained his BA, MA and PhD in Economics at the University of Namur. A former lecturer in economics at the University of Exeter and at Queen Mary, University of London, he is currently professor in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). He also served as co-director of Centre of Operations Research and Economics (CORE) and as director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics and Management at the UCL. A co-editor of several academic journals and a member of the International Monetary Fund’s panel of fiscal experts, he has published widely and internationally on issues of public economics and political economy. He was à member of the pension reform commission 2020-2040 and is now member of the pension academic council.

Published by Jean Hindriks

Brussels is like a pressure cooker: the pressure is building. Can the policy of the Brussels institutions stand up to today’s challenges? In an analysis based partly on talks with those involved, authors Professor Jean Hindriks and Joël Van Cauter take stock. We can detect some basic elements of good administration in the management of the Brussels institutions, but there is plenty of room f…
Book
Education is facing major challenges that force us to adapt and reform our education system. The latest book, written by Prof. Dr. Kristof De Witte (KUL, visiting fellow Itinera) and Prof. Dr. Jean Hindriks (UCL, senior fellow Itinera), gives an insight into several significant reforms in Dutch and French speaking education. More specifically, it relates to the reform of secondary education in …
Book
The book ‘The successful school” offers a thorough, objective and clear view of French-speaking and Dutch-speaking education in our country. It is distinguished by its economic perspective on education, and taking recent figures and facts as a starting point. In a context of increasing heterogeneity in the pupil population, the book focuses on the dual task of education: excellence a…
The book ‘The successful school” offers a thorough, objective and clear view of French-speaking and Dutch-speaking education in our country. It is distinguished by its economic perspective on education, and taking recent figures and facts as a starting point. In a context of increasing heterogeneity in the pupil population, the book focuses on the dual task of education: excellence a…
Book
Good governance is a very extensive concept which relates to both the tasks of the government, the reached result and also the way a result was pursued, as the cost of it. Obviously,  good governance is on the agenda of Itinera. Governments and their activities are important, because of their democratically legitimated directing interventions, what they determine their priorities and objec…
Analysis
When it comes to our pensions, we have to conclude that something went wrong. Despite the various warnings that were already repeated for several decades, we have done nothing structurally to adjust our pension system to the ageing and the socio-economic changes of the 21st century. To reform the pensions, some myths need to fall. This book attempts to take off the edge of the myths and …
Book
Het realiseren van een goede sociale mix blijft in België een heikele zaak ondanks alle hervormingsinitiatieven waarmee beide Gemeenschappen het voorbije decennium op de proppen kwamen.Op het vlak van schoolsegregatie behoort België binnen de OESO tot de slechtste leerlingen van de klas. Ook de beide Gemeenschappen afzonderlijk scoren slecht wanneer het gaat om …
Analysis
Itinera asks in its election series to focus on one of the underexposed aspects of education policy: the role of teachers, schools and parents. The education debate is often about structures, processes and resources. That is understandable and important. But it is not enough. We focus on the pedagogical angle and on the reality in the classroom and in the school yard. That are ultimately the mo…
Press Release
Itinera pleads for a shared effort to ensure the funding of pensions
Press Release
Yesterday, Jean Hindriks did an interview on the RTBF program ‘On n’est pas des pigeons’ concerning responsable social investments. Watch the interview here (starting from minute 35).
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