Willem Devriendt (Ph.D.)
Since January 2019, Willem Devriendt has been working as a consultant/researcher at IDEA Consult in the field of innovation, competitiveness and sustainability.
Willem obtained his Master of Science in Political Science (main subject International Politics) in 2009 and his Master of Science in Economics (main subject Economic Policy) at Ghent University in 2013 and holds a PhD in Economics (October 2018). Prior to joining IDEA Consult, he worked as a doctoral researcher at the Department of Economics of Ghent University. His research focused on the effects of demographic change and pension reform by simulating a large-scale model of the Belgian economy.