Valerie Smeets


Valerie Smeets


Member of Industrial Organisation and Trade Section

Research Secretaries: Mette Vad Andersen and Susan Stilling

BA in Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1997
MA in Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, September 1999
PhD in Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, November 2004



  • Personnel Economics, Incentives
  • Organization of the Firm
  • Productivity, Industrial Organization
  • Academia

Akademisk erfaring

  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, 2008 - present.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2005-2008.
  • Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, 2003-2005.
  • Visiting PhD Student, Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse (Marie Curie Fellowship - ENTER Network), 2002-2003.


  • Too Many Theories, Too Few Facts? What the Data Tell Us About the Link Between Span of Control, Compensation and Career Dynamics, with Frederic Warzynski, Labour Economics, Special Issue on Firms and Employees, Vol. 15, issue 4, 2008.
  • Does the Academic Labor Market Initially Allocate New Graduates Efficiently? with Tom Coupe and Frederic Warzynski, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 2006.
  • Incentives, Sorting and Productivity along the Career: Evidence from a Sample of Top Economists, with Tom Coupe and Frederic Warzynski, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Spring 2006.
  • Job Creation, Job Destruction and Voting Behavior in Poland, with Frederic Warzynski, European Journal of Political Economy, June 2006.

Working papers

  • Does Input Quality Drive Measured Differences in Firm Productivity? with Jeremy Fox, ASB Working Paper 07-2.
  • Small Open Economy Firms in International Trade: Evidence from Danish Transactions-level Data, with Tor Eriksson and Frederic Warzynski, ASB Working Paper 09-7.
  • Mergers of Equals and Unequals, with Mike Gibbs and Katrhyn Ierulli, IZA discussion paper 2426.
  • Job Mobility and Wage Dynamics, ASB working paper 06-09.
  • The Wage Policy of U.S. Economics Departments, with Tom Coupe and Frederic Warzynski, ASB working paper 03-25.

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