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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 Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) was founded in 1983 to enhance the quality of economic policy-making within Europe and beyond, by fostering high quality, policy-relevant economic research, and disseminating it widely to decision-makers in the public and private sectors. Today, CEPR’s network of Research Fellows and Affiliates includes over 1,000 of the top economists conducting research on issues affecting the European economy. Researchers are based in their home institutions (universities, research institutes, central bank research departments, and international organisations), and collaborate through the Centre in the pursuit of policy-relevant economic research and dissemination activities. 

CEPR organises approximately 80 meetings a year, and produces over 700 discussion papers, reports and books. The headquarters of CEPR are based in London and until now London was also the main place to organise the meetings. From 2019 onwards, CEPR will organise together with ECARES several dissemination meetings in Brussels.


We are proud to announce that our colleague Estelle Cantillon received a Francqui chair of the Université Saint-Louis.  The inaugural lesson will take place on March 11 and is entitled “En revisitant Hayek: comment concevoir les marchés pour qu'ils atteignent leurs objectifs”.  More details can be found on USaintLouis.be  
We are proud to announce that Mathias Dewatripont receives  on Thursday April 4 an honorary degree of the University of Antwerp. Next to the ceremony, he will also take part in a 'Masterclass' on banking. 

A well-deserved recognition for the contributions to both science and society of our founding father!

Of course everyone is welcome to both events, for which registration is compulsory. For more detail please follow this link


 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: http://smye2019.weebly.com/.


Marco Luca Pinchetti has been awarded the Young Economist Best Paper Award at the 6th Workshop in Macro Banking and Finance. Please find all the information on the website of the conference: https://sites.google.com/view/mbf2018/program


  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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