Pieter De Vlieger*

University of Michigan


Received Sylff fellowship in 2013.
FR: University of Michigan
TO: Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)

Academic supervisor: John Bound

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Pieter De Vlieger investigates topics at the intersection of health, labor, and education economics. His recent work investigates the role physicians and patients play in prescription decisions, with a particular focus on how policymakers can motivate physicians to practice value-based care. A coauthored study on the effectiveness of instructors in higher education is forthcoming in an NBER book. Pieter obtained an undergraduate degree in Business Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and an MSC from University College London. 

The SRA will allow me to conduct crucial parts of my research in Belgium. I investigate the role of patients and physicians in the choice for generic drugs, and exploit a unique policy quasi-experiment in Belgium. In order to quantify and measure the importance of both patients and physicians, I require access to detailed data that is only possible in Belgium. The SRA grant allows me to obtain access and estimate crucial parameters of interest.



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