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Alexandre Girard – bankruptcy, the great concern

Alexandre Girard was invited to talk about the rise of bankruptcies in Versus, Michel Geyer’s TV show on BX1. With Ludivine de Magnanville (Présidente de la Fédération Horeca Bruxelles), Sophie Heuskin (UCM Bruxelles) et Michaël Vossart (député Bruxellois, DéFI). Listen to the show : here.

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Astrid Adam in “Les cahiers de l’IBSA”

In Les cahiers de l’IBSA No 10 (February 2023), Astrid Adam analyzes spending reviews. In her paper, the PhD student in Economics from University Saint-Louis addresses several questions: In what context have spending reviews emerged in Europe and elsewhere? Which steps articulate a spending review? What are the best practices in terms of governance? Download…

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Hélène Latzer – Decoding the recession

Economic recession seems to be on everyone’s lips. Several European states could indeed enter it in 2023. But what is a recession really? How does it impact the general population ? Where does it emerge from, and how can we get out of it? Hélène Latzer, a professor of economics at the University of Saint-Louis…

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Alexandre Girard in the program Déclic

November 9, 2022 : Alexandre Girard from Université Saint Louis et Clément Fontan from UCLouvain are the 2 guests of the program “Déclic”. They speak about the difficult reform of the european budgetary rules. Link to the program : here

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Financial and Economic History Workshop

Co-organised by CEREC (UCLouvain Saint-Louis – Bruxelles) and CEBRIG (Université Libre de Bruxelles).
Address : Bd du Jardin Botanique 43, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgique



Salle des examens – UCLouvain Saint-Louis – Bruxelles – 43, bd du Jardin Botanique

13.30-13.45: Registration/Welcome Coffee

13:45-14.00: Opening Speech (Alexandre Girard – Kim Oosterlinck)

14.00-15.30 : Afternoon Session I (Chaired by Kim Oosterlinck)

14.00-14.45: Paper 1 – Lacroix, Jean (Université Paris-Saclay) – Domino Secessions : Evidence from the U.S. (Jean Lacroix, Kris James Mitchener & Kim Oosterlinck)

14.45-15.30: Paper 2 – Esteves, Rui (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva) – Missing Markets: Market Microstructure and Market Failure on the 19th Century London Stock Exchange (Rui Esteves and Gabriel Geisler Mesevage)

15.30-16.00: Coffee Break

16.00-17.30: Afternoon Session II (Chaired by Alexandre Girard)

16.00-16.45: Paper 3 – Ghallada, Youssef (UCLouvain Saint-Louis –Bruxelles and Université Libre de Bruxelles) – Pound for Pound: the Sterling bill market in the first wave of globalisation.

16.45-17.30: Paper 4 – Accominotti, Olivier (London School of Economics and Political Science) – The Making of Safe Assets: London acceptance houses and the intermediation of bills of exchange, 1880-1914 (Olivier Accominotti, Aurelius Noble, and Stefano Ugolini)

17.30-18.45: Keynote Closure Friday Session Speech (Marc Flandreau, Universty of Pennsylvania)

conference dinner on invitation


Salle P02 – UCLouvain Saint-Louis – Bruxelles – 119 rue du marais

8.30-9.00: Welcome Coffee

9.00-11.15: Morning Session I (Chaired by Rui Esteves)

09.00-9.45: Paper 5 – Ugolini, Stefano (Science Po Toulouse) – Fiscal Dominance, Monetary Policy and Exchange Rates: Lessons from Early-Modern Venice (Donato Masciandaro, Davide Romelliand, Stefano Ugolini)

09.45-10.30: Paper 6 – Deloof, Marc (University of Antwerp) – Belgian Financial Elites and Destructive Entrepreneurship in King Leopold’s Congo Free State

10.30-11.15: Paper 7 – Verdickt, Gertjan (KU Leuven) – Banking on Innovation: Listed and Non-listed Equity Investing, Evidence from Société Générale de Belgique, 1850-1934​

11.15-11.30: Closing Conference Speech

12.00-13.30 : lunch