Ludo Cuyvers
Focus Area: 
International trade, export promotion, Asian economic development, globalisation.
Extraordinary professor


Ludo Cuyvers is an extraordinary professor at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) and emeritus professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He has published widely in international peer-reviewed journals on international trade, export promotion, Asian economic development and the social impact of globalisation.

Prof Cuyvers has authored several books and seminal papers on international economics and export promotion.  He developed the Decision Support Model (DSM), which he originally applied to Belgium's and Thailand’s export situation. Together with Prof Wilma Viviers, he has been involved in comparative research on competitive intelligence and on the identification of South African export opportunities using the DSM.

Prof Cuyvers is a member of the Board of Directors of Flanders Investment and Trade, the Flemish export promotion agency in Belgium. He is also chairman of the European Institute for Asian Studies, a Brussels-based think tank, and member of the Council of Fellows, East Asian Economic Association.  He has received several prizes and awards in Belgium and abroad for his contribution to the fields of international economics and trade.