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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Paola Conconi received an advanced ERC Grant for her work “Trade Agreements and Supply Chains”.
The paper is entitled : “Security, disaster management or schooling ? Consequences of the Mexican War on Drugs” (with Tillmann Heidelk)
“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
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.
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