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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


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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Mathias Dewatripont has been awarded the best paper award of AEJ: Policy for  his paper “Of Mice and Academics: Examining the Effect of Openness on Innovation (joint work with Fiona Murray, Philippe Aghion, Julian Kolev and Scott Stern.  It was chosen by vote of the Board of Editors among all papers published in the last three years. For more details see https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/aej-best-papers.