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Newspaper articles relative to the Corona crisis

30 March 2020

Mathias Dewatripont and Jean Tirole : some interviews on the covid-19 crisis in Belgian press.

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COVID-19

13 March 2020

We regret to inform you that all forthcoming research seminars/conferences organised or hosted by ECARES have been cancelled.  We will reschedule these events as soon as the situation comes back to “normality”.

Inaugural Lecture for the International Francqui Chair of Olivier Scaillet

30 January 2020

THE VALUE ADDED FROM ACTIVE FUND MANAGEMENT – Capitant Brussels and the finance research groups from UCL, UGent, ULB, ULiège, UNamur, and VUB are excited to invite you to the inaugural lecture by professor Olivier Scaillet, laureate of the International Francqui Chair 2020 in human sciences. 

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ECARES Doctoral Lectures – Thierry Mayer, SciencesPo

29 January 2020

Gravity vs IO: Trade Policy, Mergers and Multinational Production. Recent work in international trade builds on the structural gravity model to provide useful tools for counterfactual policy analysis. The trade approach is economical in terms of data requirements, and can handle large scale problems in terms of country coverage, together with sophisticated models,  where firms can decide among […]

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(Post-)Doctoral Workshop

11 December 2019

On Tuesday December 17 : presentations by our Babies, Teens and Young Adults

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The Future of Work

12 November 2019

The labor market is undergoing profound changes, raising multiple policy challenges. There is a need to stimulate labor mobility while protecting workers; increase productivity and employment levels while containing income inequality; accommodate globalization and technological change while ensuring equal opportunities for everyone.

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Interview with Philip Verwimp on the Nobel Prize in Economics

15 October 2019

Philip Verwimp was interviewed on VRT (flemish public radio) on the Nobel Prize in Economics for Abhijit Banerjee,  Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer.  Interview is in Dutch.

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Building a Centre for Impact Evaluation in Morocco

4 October 2019

Philip VERWIMP has received a grant (2019-2024) from the Higher Academy for Research and Teaching (ARES) to set up a centre for the evaluation of public policies at Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco.

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Closure Event of the International Week of Happiness at Work

23 September 2019

On Friday September 27th, we are closing off this themed week on happiness at work with a full-packed afternoon schedule for everyone who would like to get even more inspired about happiness at work.

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Call for papers

9 September 2019

The 9th Annual Christmas Meeting of Belgian Economists. Date: Friday, December 20, 2019. Location: Louvain-la-Neuve. Keynote Speakers: Klaus Desmet (Southern Methodist University) Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics). As in the previous years, the idea is to have a relaxed day of presentations and exchanges. IRES will provide lunch, tea/coffee and a reception in the evening.  In […]

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Advanced ERC Grant for Paola Conconi

5 September 2019

Paola Conconi received an advanced ERC Grant for her work “Trade Agreements and Supply Chains”.

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Best Paper presented by Anousheh Alamir at the 23rd Annual International Conference on Economics and Security

1 August 2019

The paper is entitled : “Security, disaster management or schooling ? Consequences of the Mexican War on Drugs” (with Tillmann Heidelk)

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Best LACSC 2019 Paper award

11 June 2019

“Forecasting Conditional Covariance Matrices in High-dimensional Time Series : a General Dynamic Factor Approach“ by Marc Hallin, Luiz K. Hotta, João H. G. Mazzeu, Carlos Trucios, Pedro L. Valls Pereira and Mauricio Zevallos

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En faut-il peu pour être heureux ?

6 June 2019

Are happiness and life satisfaction good indicators for measuring well-being? A team of researchers from ULB, KU Leuven, UCLouvain, and Antwerp University conducted a large-scale survey to describe in detail the various aspects of the individual well-being of Belgians.

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Best IOEA Paper

3 June 2019

We are proud to announce that Stefano Falcone won the best paper prize at IOEA 2019. The title of the paper is : Technological Change, Organizational Capacity and Rural Conflict: Land Occupations in Brazil

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