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The European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) is a research center created in 1991 at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). The broad objective of ECARES is to foster excellence in research and high-quality graduate education in economics, econometrics and statistics.

In close connection with its research activities, ECARES has developed a Doctoral School, which offers internationally competitive, high quality PhD programs in Economics and Statistics and in Quantitative Economics and attracts many first-class European and non-European students. ECARES fellows are leading researchers in a number of fields, including the behavior and organization of firms and markets, international trade, political economy, theory and empirics of household behavior, theory and applications of econometrics, development of nonparametric and robust statistical methods. Many ECARES researchers have received grants from the European Research Council (ERC) and other prestigious prizes and awards. (read more

Spring Meeting of Young Economists 2019

 The upcoming SMYE 2019 is delighted to announce four distinguished keynote speakers: Michael D. Bordo (Rutgers University), Paul Collier (University of Oxford), David K. Levine (European University Institute) and Eric Maskin (Harvard University). Further details concerning the conference are available on:

You are cordially invited to submit your extended abstract (between 4,000 and 8,000 characters) or full paper at by 15 October 2018. Authors will be informed about the acceptance of their submission by late-December. This year’s participation fee for accepted participants will be 65 euros. Participants will have to cover their expenses for travel and accommodation. A prize for the best paper will be awarded during the conference.


 The following is a link to an 8 lectures web based course on the basics of the theory of economic regulation matched by a wide range of examples to highlight the practical relevance of the theory as well as its limits. Each lecture takes about an hour and is split in 5 to 6 modules to make it easy for you to manage your time.


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Many Congrats to Anousheh Alamir, for presenting the best poster at our Second BURPS