Dr. Kris Boschmans is a senior researcher at the EFIS Centre with almost 20 years of experience in economic research and eight years in the area of policy evaluation and analysis more specifically. His main areas of expertise are related to SME and Entrepreneurship development, finance and innovation. Before joining the Centre in February 2022, he was a policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where he worked for eight years in two different directorates (the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities and the Development Centre). Before that, he worked as a researcher or analyst at the Belgian Government, an employer’s association and in academia.
Kris prides himself on his ability to communicate relative complex issues in an easy-to-understand manner, both orally and in written, and on his number-crunching skills, and is enthusiastic to explore the intersection between SME, finance and innovation policy going forward. He is a Belgian national, speaks Dutch as his native language and is fluent in English and French. He holds an MBA from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, as well as a PhD in applied economics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.