Professor Erik Schokkaert (University of Leuven, Department of Economics) will be a Visiting Professor in the Department and take up the position of Belgian Chair at the University of London in 2012-13. The Belgian Chair at the University of London is a charity set up in 1930 and is funded by a donation which is administered by the Belgian Embassy in London. Its aim is to promote exchanges between Belgian and British academic circles and to represent our scientific world abroad. Professor Schokkaert’s research interests are in theories of distributive justice and measurement of well-being; health economics and health insurance; public economics; and the methodology of policy evaluation.