Joan Muysken is Full Professor of Economics at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics since 1984. He had many administrative positions at the School, amongst which dean of the School of Business and Economics. He studied quantitative economics at the University of Groningen and obtained his PhD degree from the University of Groningen on the aggregation of production functions. Joan was a visiting researcher at the University of Oslo, SUNY Buffalo (USA), the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and the University of Newcastle (Australia). He is also Director of CofFEE-Europe (see http://www.fdewb.unimaas.nl/algec/coffee-europe/text.htm). Joan published in international journals and books on various aspects of labour economics, unemployment and wage formation and theories of economic growth.