Location : Room P02

The conference is shechuled on the 22nd of November, 2019.

To register to the CEREC Conference in Public Finance, please click here.


Program :

9h – 9h30: Registration and coffee

9h30 – 10h10: Marc Bourgeois (Tax Institute, Université de Liège), « Tax reform and mobility within the institutional framework of federal Belgium: « Mission Impossible »? »

10h10 – 10h50: Bruno De Borger (Universiteit Antwerpen), “Road pricing: why we need it and why we don’t have it”

10h50 – 11h20: Coffee break

11h20 – 12h: Stef Proost (KU Leuven), « Electric cars and public finance »

12h – 12h40: Tom Truyts (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles), « Reforming the fiscal treatment of company cars in Belgium »

12h40 – 14h Lunch

14h – 14h40 Kurt Van Dender (Head of Tax and Environment, OECD), « Towards a more tolerable commute through taxes and prices”

14h40 – 15h20 Christian Valenduc (FPS Finance, UCL & UNamur) « Taxation of labour in Belgium: where do we stand? Do we need a second tax shift? »

15h20 – 15h50: Coffee break

15h50 – 16h30:  Antoine de Mahieu (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles), « In-work benefits in Belgium: a micro-simulation of their impact »

16h30 – 17h10:  Johannes Spinnewyn (London School of Economics), « Connecting theory and empirics in the design of social insurance »

17h10 – 18h30: Drink





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Brussels, Saint-Louis and getting around

Brussels is very easy to get to. And as in most large cities, as you might expect, it is easy to get around on public transport, by bicycle or on foot. Brussels is a city that you can live in, explore and enjoy without a car!

Getting to Brussels

Getting around Brussels: Guide

Location map

The university is ideally located in the centre of the city with several railway stations within easy reach. It is also located halfway between two of the city’s main public transport stations, Botanique, and Rogier, which offer convenient metro, tram and bus access to and across the entire city.

As a rough guide, the Gare Centrale railway station is located less than 20 minutes away on foot, the Gare du Nord can be reached in 10 minutes on foot and the Gare du Congrès is a just a short distance away on the same metro line as the Gare du Midi (the Gare du Midi is about 10 minutes away on tram).


Brussels metro, tram, and bus (STIB)

Bus (De Lijn)

Bus (TEC)