Past Events

JANUARY 2020

Conference in Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles

JANUARY 27, 2019 12h15 > 13h15frise separation

DECEMBER 2019

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WEDI : 14th Workshop on Economic Design and Institutions (6/12/2019)


Conference in Finance (16/12/2019)

« FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC INTEGRATION: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS»

8:45 – 9:10               Registration and welcome coffee
9:10 – 9:15               Welcome speech

9:15 – 10:45             Session chair: Lieven Baele, Tilburg University

9:15 – 9:55              “Capital flow deflection under the magnifying glass”
Filippo Gori (OECD), Etienne Lepers (City University of London and OECD), Caroline Mehigan (Central Bank of Ireland). Discussant: Tristan Jourde (Paris-Dauphine University)

10:00 – 10:40           “Monitoring the development and integration of EU capital markets” Gianluca Gucciardi (European Commission). Discussant: Etienne Lepers (City University of London and OECD)

10:45 – 11:15             Coffee Break

11:15 – 12: 45            Session chair: Deniz Erdemlioglu, IESEG School of Management, LEM-CNRS

11:15 – 11:55             “The fundamental and Behavioral determinants of stock market integration”, Tristan Jourde (Paris-Dauphine University). Discussant: Anouk Claes (UCLouvain Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)

12:00 – 12:40             “Firms and Country Determinants of Firm Betas and Contagion” Lieven Baele (Tilburg University), Geert Bekaert (Columbia Business School), Frank de Jong (Tilburg University) and Zilong Niu (Southwestern University of Finance). Discussant: Alexandre Girard (UCLouvain – Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)

12:45 – 14:00              Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:45             Session chair: Jean-Yves Gnabo, University of Namur

14:00 – 14:40.           “Monetary policy response or globalization: what drives monetary policy rates spillovers” Alexandre Girard (UCLouvain – Brussels), Jean-Yves Gnabo (University of Namur) and Benjamin Peeters (UCLouvain-Brussels). Discussant: Maela Giofre (University of Turin)

14:45 – 15:25            “The shrinkage after the enlargement: the effects of crises and new members’ inclusion on financial integration in the Euro Area” Maela Giofre (University of Turin) and Oleksandra Sokolenko (University of Turin). Discussant: Youssef Ghallada (UCLouvain Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)

15:30 – 16:00            Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30            Session chair: Alexandre Girard, UCLouvain – Saint-Louis – Brussels

16h00 – 16:40         “News Arrival, Stochastic Jump Dynamics, and Realized Volatility” Deniz Erdemlioglu (IESEG – LEM-CNRS), Xiye Yang (Rutgers University). Discussant: Jean-Yves Gnabo (UNamur)

16:45 – 17:25          “ECB Monetary Policy and Cross-Market Financial spillovers: evidence from large TVP-VAR” Sophie Béreau (UCLouvain, UNamur), Jean-Yves Gnabo (UNamur) and Joey Soudant (UNamur). Discussant: O.Hubert (Banque de France)

17h30 – 19h00        Social event


Doctoral workshop (18/12/2019)

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NOVEMBER 2019

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Conference in Public Finance    (22/11/2019)

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”

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 »

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? »

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 »

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MAY 2019

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CEREC Workshop in Economics

Friday, May, 24th 2019

– 09h15 – 10h00 : Glenn Magernan (ULB): « Price Updating with Production Networks »; joint work with Cedric Duprez (NBB)

– 10h00 – 10h45 : Ata Atai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), « Multi-sided assignment games on m-partite graphs”; joint work with Marina Nunez (University of Barcelona)

– 11h15 – 12h00 : Heiner Schumacher (KULeuven), « Equilibrium Contracts and Boundedly Rational Expectations”; joint work with Heidi Thysen (London School of Economics)

– 12h00 – 12h45 : Mariam Nanumyan (UCLouvain): “Union Formation in Network Spill-over Games”; joint work with Simon Schopohl (UCLouvain Saint-Louis)


CEREC Workshop in Public Finance

Friday May 3rd 2019

– 09h00 – 09h30 : Alex Van Steenbergen (Federal Planning Bureau): “Belgian transport policy through direct taxation: an overview”.

– 09h30 – 10h00 : Christophe Speth (CEREC, USL-B): « Reforming the Fiscal Treatment of Company Cars: CoCaTax« , joint work with Gilles Grandjean and Tom Truyts.

– 10h00 – 10h30 : Kris Boudt (VUB, Ghent University, Free University of Amsterdam): « Pension reform: Feasibility and impact of the Belgium points system for independents« , joint work with Ewoud Heyndels (VUB) and Guido Van Limberghen (VUB).

– 11h00 – 11h30 : Gerlinde Verbist (CSB, University of Antwerp):  « Redistribution in a joint income-wealth perspective: a cross-country comparison« , joint work with S. Kuypers and F. Figari.

– 11h30 – 12h00 : Stijn Van Houtven(KU Leuven) “Using regional competences for a tax shift within the personal income tax”, joint work with André Decoster.

– 12h00 – 12h30 : Tom Van Puyenbroeck (KU Leuven Brussels): « Redistribution among member states through the EU budget. »

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APRIL 2019

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Les midi de l’IRIB

Le 4 avril de 12h00 à 14h00

« Réformer la politique des voitures de société : CoCaTax »

Intervenant : Tom Truyts (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)

Discussion : Benjamin Wayens (ULB et Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)
Animation : Hélène Latzer (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)

La congestion automobile et une meilleure connaissance des conséquences de la pollution de l’air font que le traitement fiscal avantageux des voitures de société devient de plus en plus controversé. Récemment, deux réformes fiscales ont été proposées pour remédier à ce problème : l’allocation de mobilité (Cash for car) et le budget de mobilité. Dans le cadre de la chaire du Brussels Studies Institute « Companies and Sustainable Mobility. The Company Car Debate and Beyond », une équipe de recherche du CEREC a développé CoCaTax, un modèle de microsimulation en ligne et accessible à tous. CoCaTax permet de calculer l’impact d’une réforme fiscale concernant les voitures de société pour chaque individu dans un échantillon représentatif de la société, et présente une analyse et une visualisation de cet impact dans son interface. A l’occasion de ce Midi de l’IRIB, Tom Truyts esquissera le défi sociétal que posent les voitures de société, leur traitement fiscal actuel et le contexte dans lequel des réformes peuvent se penser. Il présentera également le fonctionnement de CoCaTax, ainsi qu’une analyse des deux réformes fiscales proposées et introduira brièvement le projet plus large de construction de modèles de microsimulation fiscale au sein du CEREC.

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MARCH 2019

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CEREC Workshop in Economics

Friday March 29th 2019

– 09h00–09h50 : MarcGoñi (University of Vienna), “Lineages of Scholars in pre- industrial Europe: Nepotism vs. Intergenerational Human Capital Transmission”, joint work with David de la Croix

– 09h50 – 10h40 : Bastien Chabé-Ferret (University of Essex): “Quantum and tempo effect of employment in security on fertility cycles”, joint work with Paula Gobbi

– 11h00 – 11h50 : David de la Croix (Université Catholique de Louvain): “Childbearing postponement, its option value, and the biological clock”, joint work with Aude Pommeret

– 11h50 – 12h40 : Carmen Camacho (Paris School of Economics): “Intergeneration Human Capital Transmission and Poverty Traps”, joint work with Fernanda Estevan.

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DECEMBER 2018

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Conference on « The new challenges for central bank communication

17th December 2018

– 9:00 – 10:45 : Communication of Monetary Policy in Unconventional Times
Session chair: Stefano Nardelli, ECB
“The Value of Central Bank Communication” Renaud Beaupain, Alexandre Girard Discussant: Matthieu Picault (University of Orléans)
“Central bank’s sentiment and media sentiment”, Matthieu Picault, Julien Pinter, Thomas Renaud
Discussant: Elisa Darriet (LEMMA, Université Paris 2)
“Anchoring inflation expectations: French students’ perception in a post economic crisis context” Elisa Darriet
Discussant: Anouk Claes (Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles)

– 11:15 – 12:15 : Keynote Lecture
Pierre Siklos, Professor of Economics at Wilfrid LaurierUniversity’s School of Business and Economics

13:45 – 16:00 : Effectiveness of Central Bank Communication
Session chair: Matthias Neuenkirch, Trier University
“ECB vs. Bundesbank: Diverging Tones and Policy Effectiveness” Peter Tillmann, Andreas Walter
Discussant: Michael Lamla (University of Essex)
“Does People Bank of China’s Communication Matter? Evidence from Financial Markets’ Reaction” Hamza Bennani
Discussant: Matthias Neuenkirch (Universität Trier)
“Central Bank Announcements: Big News for Little People?” Michael J. Lamla, Dmitir V. Vinogradov
Discussant: Peter Tillman (Justus Liebig University Giessen)
“Financial Stability and the Fed: Evidence from Congressional Hearings” Arina Wischnewsky, David-Jan Jansen, Matthias Neuenkirch
Discussant: Hamza Bennani (Université Paris Nanterre)

– 16:30-18:15 : Evaluating Central Bank Communication
Session chair: Kris Boudt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
“Measuring ECB’s Communication: a “Media-Based” Automated Approach” Francesco Pesci
Discussant: Sylverie Herbert (Cornell University)
“Strategic Communication with Heterogenous beliefs” Sylverie Herbert
Discussant: Alexandre Girard (University Saint-Louis Bruxelles)
“The Sentometrics Approach for Textual Sentiment based Predictions” David Ardia, Kevin Bluteau, Samuel Borms, Kris Boudt.


 

Conference : 13th Workshop on Economic Design and Institutions

Friday 7th December 2018

– 09:30 – 10h15 : Andrea Galeotti (London Business School): Trading in Large Networks

– 10h15 – 11h00 : Francesco Nava (London School of Economics) and Anja Prummer (Queen Mary University of London): Norm Dynamics

– 11h30 – 12h15 : Manuel Foerster ( University of Hamburg), Ana Mauleon (UCLouvain Saint-Louis – Bruxelles) and Vincent Vannetelbosch (UCLouvain): Shadow Links

– 12h15 – 13h00 : Francis Bloch (Université Paris 1 and Paris School of Economics), Bhaskar Dutta (University of Warwick) and Marcin Dzuibinsky (Warsaw University): Hiding and Seeking in Networks

– 14h30 – 15h15 : Benjamin Golub (Harvard University) and Stephen Morris (Princeton University): Coordination in Teams: Networks, Information and the Value of Resolute Optimists

– 15h15 – 16h00 : Frederic Koessler (Paris School of Economics), Marie Laclau (Paris School of Economics) and Tristan Tomala (HEC Paris): Interactive Information Design

– 16h30 – 17h15 : Thomas Demuynck (ULB), Jean-Jacques Herings (Maastricht University), Ricardo D. Saulle (Maastricht University) and Christian Seel (Maastricht University): The Myopic Stable Set for Social Environments

– 17h15 -18h00 : Nizar Allouch (University of Kent) and Maia King (Oxford University): A Network Approach to Welfare


 

CEREC Workshop in Macroeconomics

Friday December 14th 2018

– 09h15 – 10h00 : Huguette Croisier (UCLouvain – Saint-Louis – Bruxelles): « Modeling Financial Crises as DSGE Phenomena: a Genuine Step Forward? »

– 10h00 – 10h45 : Jean-Bernard Chatelain (Université Paris I Panthéon – Sorbonne, Membre de l’Institut Universitaire de France): « Leaning Against the Wind”;

– 11h15 – 12h00 : Michal Kobielarz (KULeuven): “Unstable Monetary Union – The Role of Expectations and Past Experience”

– 12h00 – 12h45 : Julien Brault (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies): “Political Economy of French Foreign Exchange Control”.

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NOVEMBER 2018

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CEREC Workshop in Economics

November, 23th 2018

– 09h15 – 10h00 : Paul Belleflamme, (UCLouvain): « Network Effects in Crowdfunding »; joint work with Thomas Lambert and Armin Schwienbacher

– 10h00 – 10h45 : Johannes Johnen, (UCLouvain): « Automatic-Renewal Contracts with Heterogeneous Consumer Inertia »

– 11h15 – 12h00 : Martin Pollrich, (University of Bonn), « Sequential Procurement”; joint work with Vitali Gretschko and Nicolas Fugger

– 12h00 – 12h45 : Vincent Vannetelbosch (UCLouvain): “Network Formation with Myopic and Farsighted Players”; joint work with Chenghong Luo and Ana Mauleon.

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MAY 2018

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CEREC Workshop in Economics

May 18th 2018

– 09h15 – 10h00 : Christian Basteck, (ECARES – ULB): « Electing moderates »; joint work with Marco Mantovani

– 10h00 – 10h45 : Marco Mantovani (DEMS, University of Milan – Bicocca): ”Information aggregation in asset markets: risk, beliefs and institutions”; joint work with Antonio Filippin

– 11h15 – 12h00 : Tom Truyts (CEREC – Université Saint-Louis): “Signaling in Auctions: Experimental Evidence”; joint work with Olivier Bos, Sander Onderstal et Francisco Gomez-Martinez

– 12h00 – 12h45 : Martin Van den Linden (Utah State University) : “The Shape of Water: Maritime border, Coastal land, and International Conflicts” ; joint work with Rafael Treibich and Ryan Tierney.

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MARCH 2018

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CEREC Workshop in Economics 

March, 5th 2018

– 09h15 – 10h00 : Luca Merlino (University of Antwerp): « The Private Provision of Public Goods on Endogenous Networks« ; joint work with Markus Kinateder

– 10h00 – 10h45 : Thomas Demuynck   (Université Libre de Bruxelles): « Non-intersecting Pareto Curves”; joint work with Tom Potoms

– 11h15 – 12h00 : Sudipta Sarangi (Virginia Tech, USA): « Network Formation with Multigraphs and Strategic Complementarities”; joint work with Sumit Joshi and Ahmed Saber Mahmud

– 12h00 – 12h45 : Simon Schopohl (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles): “Competition for leadership in teams”; joint work with Ana Mauleon and Vincent Vannetelbosch.

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FEBRUARY 2018

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CEREC Workshop in Microeconomics 

February 23rd 2018 

– 09h00 – 09h50 : « The role of markets and preferences on resource conflicts », Pétros Sékeris (Université de Montpellier), joint work with A. Dickson (Strathclyde) and I. MacKenzie (U. of Queensland).

– 09h50 – 10h40 : « Deprivation measures combining economic outcomes and mortality: theory and global evidence », Benoît Decerf (Université de Namur), joint work with Jean-Marie Baland and Guilhem Cassan.

– 11h00 – 11h50 : « How do trade and communication costs shape the spatial organization of firms? », Jacques Thisse (UCL), joint work with Toshitaka Gokan, Sergey Kichko.

– 11h50 – 12h40 : « Temporal consumption patterns: A Revealed Preference Analysis. », Tom Pottoms (ULB), joint work with Sam Cosaert (LISER).

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DECEMBER 2017

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Doctoral Workshop in Economics 

December 18th, 2017 

see program : https://doctoralworkshopusl.wordpress.com/blog/

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December 08th, 2017

– 09:30 – 10h15 Agnieszka Rusinowska (Université Paris 1) and Anne van den Nouweland (University of Oregon): Implementation of share equilibrium

– 10h15 – 11h00 Sibilla di Guida (Syddansk Universitet), The Anh Han (Teesside University), Georg Kirchsteiger (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Tom Lenaerts (Université Libre de Bruxelles and VUB) and Ioannis Zisis (Université Libre de Bruxelles): Endogenous repeated cooperation and surplus distribution – An experimental analysis

– 11h30 – 12h15 Jean-Jacques Herings (Maastricht University), Ana Mauleon (Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles and UCL) and Vincent Vannetelbosch (Université catholique de Louvain): Matching with myopic and farsighted players

– 12h15 – 13h00 Debraj Ray (New York University) and Rajiv Vohra (Brown University): Maximality in the farsighted stable set

– 14h30 – 15h15 Willemien Kets (University of Oxford) and Alvaro Sandroni (Northwestern University): A theory of strategic uncertainty and cultural diversity

– 15h15 – 16h00 Antonio Cabrales (University College London): Does pre-play social interaction improve negotiation outcomes?

– 16h30 – 17h15 Berno Buechel (University of Fribourg) and Lydia Mechtenberg (University of Hamburg): The swing voter’s curse in social networks

– 17h15 -18h00 Francis Bloch (Université Paris 1 and Paris School of Economics) and Anne van den Nouweland (University of Oregon): Farsighted stability with heterogeneous expectations

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NOVEMBER 2017

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CEREC 1st Workshop on Macroeconomics and Growth

November 24th, 2017

– 09h30 – 10h20 : Reto Foellmi (University of Saint Gallen), « A dynamic North- South Model of Demand-Induced Product Cycles », joint work with Sandra Hanslin Grossman and Andreas Kohler

– 10h20 -11h10 : Paula Gobbi (ULB), « Childless aristocrats. Fertility, Inheritance and Persistent Inequality in Britain (1650-1882) », joint work with Marc Goñi

– 11h40 – 12h30 : Thomas Baudin (IESEG Business School), « Rural exodus and fertility in times of industrialization”, joint work Robert Stelter

– 12h30 – 13h : Arnaud Deseau (USL-B), « The Economic Convergence During Malthusian Times »

– 14h30 – 15h20 : Andreas Irmen (University of Luxembourg), « Consumption- Leisure Complementary in the Canonical OLG Model »
– 15h20 – 16h10 : Céline Poilly (Université Aix-Marseille), « Reforms and the Real Exchange rate: the Role of Pricing-to-Market”, joint work with Lise Patureau
– 16h40 – 17h30 : Mathieu Parenti (ULB), « Endogenous Mark-Ups, Income Distribution and Growth », joint work with Raouf Boucekkine and Hélène Latzer

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OCTOBER 2017

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CEREC Workshop 

October 6th, 2017

– 09h00 – 09h50 Johannes Johnen (Catholic University of Louvain): « Browsing versus Studying Offers »; joint work with Paul Heidhues and Botond Kőszegi.

– 09h50 – 10h40 Vincent Vannetelbosch (Catholic University of Louvain): « R&D Network Formation with Myopic and Farsighted Firms”; joint work with Ana Mauleon and Jose Sempere-Monerris.

– 11h00 – 11h50 Hodaya Lampert (Ben-Gurion University): « Patent and Pool in Pyramidal innovation structures ».

– 11h50 – 12h40 Simon Schopohl (Saint-Louis Brussels University): “Competition for leadership in teams”; joint work with Ana Mauleon and Vincent Vannetelbosch.