Bart Van den Cruyce started his career at the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB) in September 1996 as an econometrist in the Structural Studies team. He carried out research and (co-)authored several reports and Working Papers within the framework of the OSTC study on relocation, innovation and employment. That study was a joint project of KU Leuven, the Université catholique de Louvain and the Federal Planning Bureau and included the definition, assessment and explanation of the relocation of economic activities from Belgium and its impact on innovation.
In November 1999, Bart was appointed attaché at the FPB. From 2000 onward, he has been a member of the Input-Output team. He contributed to the elaboration of the input-output tables for 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 and is responsible for drawing up the use table for imports (“goods” section) and for trade margins. He is in charge of the refining, chemicals and chemical products, rubber and plastic products, pharmaceutical products, transport equipment and wholesale and retail trade industries, and has (co-)authored Working Papers on several industries and subjects.
As a doctor in economics (KUL) since 2000, Bart has given presentations at various international input-output conferences and published papers on the use table for imports, qualitative employment multipliers (distinguishing employees by sex and educational attainment level) and employment homogenization.
From 2007 onward, he has been responsible, together with the Labour Market team, for the SAM (Social Accounting Matrix) project, a database in which employment and labour volumes by industry are differentiated by sex, age, professional status, employment status and educational attainment level.
In 2011-2012, Bart conducted a pilot project to assess intra- and interregional flows by industry based on VAT data as part of a partnership between the Regional Accounts teams of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB), the FPB and the three Regions.