Caroline Buts is professor at the Department of Applied Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where she teaches European Integration and Competition Policy. She wrote her PhD on the Economics of State aid which, next to defense and peace economics, is still one of her main areas of research. Since 2014, Caroline is managing editor of the European State Aid Law Quarterly. Since 2017, she is also editorial board member of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review. She advises public and private partners in the area of State aid.