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The Future of Work

12 November 2019

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.

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Interview with Philip Verwimp on the Nobel Prize in Economics

15 October 2019

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.

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Building a Centre for Impact Evaluation in Morocco

4 October 2019

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.

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Closure Event of the International Week of Happiness at Work

23 September 2019

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.

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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 Grant 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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Best LACSC 2019 Paper award

11 June 2019

“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

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En faut-il peu pour être heureux ?

6 June 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.

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Best IOEA Paper

3 June 2019

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

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Francqui Prize 2019

30 May 2019

We are proud and delighted to announce that our colleague Bram De Rock is, together with his longtime co-authors and friends Laurens Cherchye and Frederic Vermeulen, the laureate of the 2019 Francqui prize in human sciences.

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Davy Paindaveine elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association

15 May 2019

Davy Paindaveine has been recently elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association—a much-coveted recognition. Belgian universities only have seven such fellows; two of them are now ECARES members.

Honorary Degree for Mathias Dewatripont

4 April 2019

Prof Mathias Dewatripont (Université Libre de Bruxelles and honorary vice-governor of the National Bank of Belgium) will receive an honorary degree in recognition of his contributions in the field of the theory of incentives and his scientifically based policy contributions to the prudential regulation of financial institutions.

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Advanced ERC Grant

21 March 2019

ECARES is happy to announce that the European Research Council has given one its advanced grants to Paola Conconi for her project “Trade Agreements and Supply Chains”. 

Francqui Chair for Estelle Cantillon

11 March 2019

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”.

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