Gravity vs IO: Trade Policy, Mergers and Multinational Production. Recent work in international trade builds on the structural gravity model to provide useful tools for counterfactual policy analysis. The trade approach is economical in terms of data requirements, and can handle large scale problems in terms of country coverage, together with sophisticated models, where firms can decide among […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Best Paper presented by Anousheh Alamir at the 23rd Annual International Conference on Economics and Security1 August 2019
The paper is entitled : “Security, disaster management or schooling ? Consequences of the Mexican War on Drugs” (with Tillmann Heidelk)
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.
Davy Paindaveine elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association
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.
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.