En faut-il peu pour être heureux ?

June 6 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.

Its originality lies in the attention dedicated to the distribution of the different aspects of well-being within families.

In addition, they propose an alternative method of measuring well-being, called equivalent income. This measure takes into account not only the different dimensions of well-being, but also the opinion of individuals as to what is important for their own lives.
The research on which this book is built was funded by the Public Programming Service of the Federal Science Policy (BELSPO).This book has been co-written by Bart Capéau (KU Leuven), Laurens Cherchye (KU Leuven), Koen Decancq (UA), André Decoster (KU Leuven), Bram De Rock (ULB et KU Leuven), François Maniquet (UCL), Annemie Nys (UA), Guillaume Périlleux (ULB), Eve Ramaekers (UCL), Zoé Rongé (KU Leuven), Erik Schokkaert (KU Leuven) et Frederic Vermeulen (KU Leuven).

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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 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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