The Netherlands Conference

Michiel Bijlsma

Head of Department Competition and Regulation / Non-Resident Fellow

CPB / Bruegel


Michiel Bijlsma joined Bruegel as a visiting fellow in January 2012 and is currently affiliated as a non-resident fellow. Michiel heads the competition and regulation department at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB). The sector comprises three research programmes: financial markets, health care, and innovation and science. He has a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Utrecht, and is a visiting fellow at Tilec, University of Tilburg. His work at Bruegel focuses on the added value of the financial sector and structural differences between the financial sector in Europe and in the United States. Michiel’s research is in the areas of corporate governance, banking, and health care markets. He has co-authored popular Dutch books on the 2007-2008 financial crisis and the current European debt crisis. Before his work for CPB, Michiel worked as a senior economist at the Netherlands Competition Authority on high-profile cases on fee structures of debit card payment systems and as a consultant for international firms at Ernst & Young risk management.


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Wed 09 Mar 2016

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, Amsterdam