Wilfried Pauwels holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, New York, 1972, and is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Antwerp. He has been Visiting Professor at various universities, including Columbia University, KU Leuven and Ghent University. He has been Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Antwerp.
His research focuses on economic applications of game theory. These applications include competition between universities, settlements in government procurement contracts, corporatist economic policies, and the workings of semi-collusive markets.