Associate professor, Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics, Maastricht University
Visiting address: Tongersestraat 53, 6211 LM Maastricht, The Netherlands
Mailing address: P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)43 3883942
Email: k dot bosmans at maastrichtuniversity dot nl
Associate professor, Maastricht University, since 2018
Research fellow, GSBE, Maastricht University, since 2008
Research fellow, Department of Economics, KU Leuven, since 2007
Assistant professor, Maastricht University, 2007-2018
Postdoctoral fellow, KU Leuven, 2006-2007
Research assistant, KU Leuven, 2000-2006
Ph.D. in Economics, KU Leuven, May 26, 2006
Master of Science in Economics, KU Leuven, 2000
Undergraduate studies in economics (Licentiaat Economische Wetenschappen), KU Leuven, 1999
Born on October 12, 1977, in Diest, Belgium
Inequality and poverty measurement
Social choice theory
Individual choice under risk
Empirical research on opinions concerning issues in welfare economics
Work in progress:
Bosmans K, B Dormans and ZE Öztürk. Failure to compensate or failure to reward? A decomposition of inequality of opportunity.
Gagnon N, K Bosmans and A Riedl. The effect of gender discrimination on labor supply. Revision requested by Journal of Political Economy.
Articles in journals:
Bosmans K and ZE Öztürk, 2022. Equality and responsibility: ex ante and ex post redistribution mechanisms. Economic Theory 73, 947-975.
Bosmans K and ZE Öztürk, 2022. Laissez-faire versus Pareto. Social Choice and Welfare 58, 741-751.
Bosmans K and ZE Öztürk, 2021. Measurement of inequality of opportunity: a normative approach. Journal of Economic Inequality 19, 213-237.
Bosmans K, 2020. Commentary on “From unidimensional to multidimensional inequality: a review”. Metron 78, 47-50.
Bosmans K, K Decancq and E Ooghe, 2018. Who's afraid of aggregating money metrics? Theoretical Economics 13, 467-484.
Bosmans K, L Lauwers and E Ooghe, 2018. Prioritarian poverty comparisons with cardinal and ordinal attributes. Scandinavian Journal of Economics 120, 925-942.
Bosmans K and ZE Öztürk, 2018. An axiomatic approach to the measurement of envy. Social Choice and Welfare 50, 247-264.
Bosmans K, 2016. Consistent comparisons of attainment and shortfall inequality: a critical examination. Health Economics 25, 1425-1432.
Bosmans K, K Decancq and E Ooghe, 2015. What do normative indices of multidimensional inequality really measure? Journal of Public Economics 130, 94-104.
Bosmans K and L Esposito, 2015. Should fines depend on income? A questionnaire study on values and institutions. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 171, 355-371.
Bosmans K, 2014. Distribution-sensitivity of rank-dependent poverty measures. Journal of Mathematical Economics 51, 69-76.
Bosmans K, K Decancq and A Decoster, 2014. The relativity of decreasing inequality between countries. Economica 81, 276–292.
Bosmans K and E Ooghe, 2013. A characterization of maximin. Economic Theory Bulletin 1, 151-156. Corrigendum (with K Miyagishima and E Ooghe).
Bosmans K, L Esposito and PJ Lambert, 2011. New perspectives on a more-or-less familiar poverty index. Social Choice and Welfare 36, 241-247.
Bosmans K and L Lauwers, 2011. Lorenz comparisons of nine rules for the adjudication of conflicting claims. International Journal of Game Theory 40, 791-807.
Bosmans K and FA Cowell, 2010. The class of absolute decomposable inequality measures. Economics Letters 109, 154-156.
Bosmans K, L Lauwers and E Ooghe, 2009. A consistent multidimensional Pigou-Dalton transfer principle. Journal of Economic Theory 144, 1358-1371.
Bosmans K and E Schokkaert, 2009. Equality preference in the claims problem: a questionnaire study of cuts in earnings and pensions. Social Choice and Welfare 33, 533-557.
Bosmans K, 2007. Comparing degrees of inequality aversion. Social Choice and Welfare 29, 405-428.
Bosmans K, 2007. Extreme inequality aversion without separability. Economic Theory 32, 589-594.
Bosmans K, 2007. Income inequality, quasi-concavity, and gradual population shifts. Mathematical Social Sciences 53, 29-45.
Bosmans K, L Lauwers and E Ooghe. Prioritarianism and poverty measurement. Forthcoming in: J Silber (ed.) Handbook of Research on Measuring Poverty and Deprivation. Routledge.
Bosmans K, K Decancq and A Decoster, 2014. Neemt de ongelijkheid in de wereld nu toe of af? CES - Leuvense Economische Standpunten, LES(S) 2014/144. Covered by the Belgian newspaper De Standaard.
Bosmans K, 2006. Measuring Economic Inequality and Inequality Aversion. Doctoral dissertation, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Bosmans K and E Schokkaert, 2004. Social welfare, the veil of ignorance and purely individual risk: an empirical examination. In: FA Cowell (ed), Research on Economic Inequality, vol. 11. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 85-114.