Testimony by Mathieu Van Vyve


Van Vyve


Jacques Drèze, by founding CORE, has indirectly had a large influence on my life since I did my PhD there, then came back to become professor seven years later.
On a more personal note, I was really impressed by Jacques' energy during his last ten years. Aged 88, he was still regularly *cycling* to CORE. Four years ago, he brought to my office a very heavy bag with many photo albums of his sailing trips (I was about to leave for such a trip myself). We went for lunch a couple of times to discuss sailing, and CORE. After all these recent interactions, my conclusion was: OK, if that is what it is like being 90 years old, then I am happy to live another 50 years. Thanks for being such a great inspiration, Jacques.

Mathieu Van Vyve