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Thijs Van Rens

Curriculum Vitae

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)24 761 51423

Fax: +44 (0)24 765 23032

Email: J dot M dot van-Rens at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S2.105

Advice and feedback hours: Wednesday and Friday 10-11am during term time (when Covid cases are high, A&F hours are online on Teams; please check my calendar for availability on particular dates)

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Professor of Economics

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics, business cycles
  • Labour markets
  • Economics of diet and health


  • PhD Princeton University 2005


For publications, working papers, data and programs, please see my personal website at

PhD student advising

In principle I will schedule meetings only on Wednesday afternoons, with a max of four 30-minute meetings per week. Please sign up here.

Except for very short questions, I will answer email queries once per week.

All students I advise are required to participate in the macro/international seminar as well as in the internal macro/international workshop and are encouraged to participate in other departmental events.

Other roles at Warwick

Director of the MSc programme in Economics and International Financial Economics (EIFE)

Theme lead for "Food and Health" of the University's Global Research Priority on Food

Previous roles

Academic co-lead of the University's Global Research Priority on Food

Coordinator of the macro- and international economics group

Director of the MRes/PhD programme

Member of the Senate