Frank Verboven holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, 1993. He is Professor of Economics at the KU Leuven. He has taught at various foreign universities, including Amsterdam, Pompeu Fabra, Tilburg and Vienna. He is Co-Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization and a Fellow of the CEPR (London).
Part of his research focuses on Industrial Organization and the empirical analysis of market power, with applications to competition policy. Another part of his research is on the Economics of higher education. This research has considered the determinants of student participation and study choices, with implications for reforming funding systems. Recent research considers personnel policies and career dynamics in higher education institutions.