Professor, ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium

Christian Ost is professor in economics and former dean (recteur) of ICHEC Brussels Management School. His academic expertise covers business cycle theory, and heritage economics.

  • 1994- Ph.D. in Economics, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Thesis: ‘Business cycles and corporate policy : Definition and model of the impact of business cycle movements on the microeconomic behaviour of the firm’.
  • 1981 – Master of Arts in Economics, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • 1979 – European Studies Certificate, Institut Universitaire d’Etudes Européennes, Geneva, Switzerland.

Full-professor, ICHEC Brussels Management School ( and Honorary Rector, ICHEC Brussels Management School.Guest lecturer in Heritage Economics in several institutions: Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, KU Leuven; UC Louvain; Business School of Burgundy, Dijon.
Member of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee in Economics (Former Chair 2000-2005).
Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Global Heritage Funds, Palo Alto, USA.
September 2008-June 2009 In-residence Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.

Guest lecturer/invited professor:
HEM School of Business, Rabat and Oujda, MOROCCO; Business School of Burgundy, Dijon, FRANCE; HEC-Tunis, Carthage, TUNISIA; Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, FRANCE; EAFIT Business school, Medellin, COLOMBIA; ICCROM, Rome, ITALY; Universita Federico II, Napoli, ITALY; Politechnico di Milano, ITALY; Universita de Recife, BRAZIL; Calgary University (Edmonton), CANADA; IESEG Business school, Lille, FRANCE; Ecole Supérieure de Management, Alger, ALGERIA; Universita de Cuenca, ECUADOR; School of Management TISBY, Kazan, RUSSIAN FEDERATION; Université Versailles St Quentin, Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Belleville, FRANCE.

Participated to many symposia, congresses, conferences around the world.
Expert for the World Bank, UNESCO, Council of Europe, Economic Commission.