• Position :
  • Vice-Dean for Education / Assistant Professor

  • Department :
  • Business and Economics
  • Phone :
  • +32 (0)2 614 8179
  • E-mail :
  • Office hours :
  • Friday 9:00-12:00, preferably by appointment
  • Nationality :
  • Belgian
  • Languages :
  • English, Dutch, French
  • Education :
  • PhD in Applied Economics -  KULeuven (2015)


    Master of International and Comparative Economics - KULeuven (2010)


    Master of Business Economics - KULeuven (2009)


    Bachelor of Business Economics - KULeuven (2008)

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: 2016 - present

    • Business 101
    • Financial Markets and Investments
    • The European Economy
    • International Finance


  • Research area(s) :
    • Global governance
    • Political economics
    • International institutions
    • International trade
  • Selected Publications :
  • Wouters, J., Van Kerckhoven, S. and Vidal, M. (2016). Traditional and new federalism in Europe: Belgium and Switzerland compared, in Saikal, A. (eds.) Weak States, Strong Societies? I.B. Tauris.


    Van Kerckhoven, S. and Crombez, C. (2015). Global Economic Governance and the Emergence of the G20, in Wouters, J., Braeckman, A.; Lievens, M. and Bécault, E. (eds.) Global Governance and Democracy: A Multidisciplinary Analysis, Edward Elgar, pp.97-116.


    Van Kerckhoven, S., Bécault, E., and Marx, A. (2015). Ecological Tax Reform Initiatives in Africa, International Journal of Green Economics, 9(1), pp. 58-76.


    Wouters, J. and Van Kerckhoven, S. (2014). Gx Summitry at Crossroads, Diplomatist, 2(7), pp. 10-12.


    Van Kerckhoven, S. and Luyten, A. (2014). The tale of a Trojan horse or the quest for market access? China and the World Trade Organization, Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, 57(2), pp. 193-209.


    Wouters, J. and Van Kerckhoven, S. (2013). The International Monetary Fund, in Jorgensen, K.E. and Laatikainen, K. (eds.) Handbook on the EU and International Institutions: Performance, Policy, Power. Routledge, London, p. 221-233.


    Wouters, J., Van Kerckhoven, S. and Odermatt, J. (2013). The EU at the G20 and the G20’s impact on the EU, in Van Vooren, B.; Blockmans, S. and Wouters, J. (eds.) The EU's Role in Global Governance: The Legal Dimension. Oxford University Press, pp. 259-272.


    Wouters, J., Van Kerckhoven, S and Ramopoulos, T. (2013). The EU and the euro area in International Economic Governance: The Case of the IMF, in Ambtenbrink, F. and Kovenoch, D. (eds.) European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order, Cambridge University Press, pp. 306-327.


    Van Kerckhoven, S. (2012). The Political Economy of Democracy and Global Governance, Review of Business and Economic Literature, 57(1), p. 60-77.


    Van Kerckhoven, S., Marx, A. and Bécault, E. (2012). Environmental taxation in Vietnam: A review of recent developments. Vietnam Social Sciences, 149 (3), 23-32.


    Crombez, C., Van Kerckhoven, S. and Van Gestel, W. (2011) Political Business Strategies and the Political Economy of Transatlantic Trade: Airbus and Boeing, Review of Business and Economics, 56(2), pp.224-243.


    Wouters, J. and Van Kerckhoven, S. (2011) The EU’s Internal and External Regulatory Actions after the Outbreak of the 2008 Financial Crisis, European Company Law, 8(5), pp. 201-207.


    Wouters, J. and Van Kerckhoven, S. (2011) The OECD and the G20: an Ever Closer Relationship?, George Washington International Law Review, 43(2) ,pp. 345-374.




    van Gruisen, P. and Van Kerckhoven, S. Camerons rode kaart is een gele kaart voor het Europees project, 5 February 2016, De Tijd.


    Wouters, J. and Van Kerckhoven, S. De G20 is meer een crisiscentrum dan een forum voor internationale samenwerking, 21 June 2012, De Tijd.


    Van Kerckhoven, S. and Hazenberg, H. (2012). Global Governance: Challenges and Achievements, in Hakan Altinay (ed.) Brookings Institute Global Economy and Development Working Paper, 49. Also published on the Global Policy Journal website.

  • Honours & Awards :
  • Centre of Excellence PhD fellowship (2010-2014)


    Warwick University Grant, Methodological Advances  in Political Economy, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) Easter School