The academic year 2015-2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES). Inaugurated on November 30th, 1991, ECARE started as a joint initiative of the Institut d’Etudes Européennes (IEE) at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a network of around 700 researchers in Europe... (read more)
NEW AT ECARES: A web-based course on the economics of regulation of public services delivered at an introductory level aimed at students in economics, public policy but also at practioners who want to get some up-to-date conceptual basis on the issues they have to work on. The viewers will be reminded of when, why and how regulation matters in theory but they will also be exposed to the core tools used in the best practice of regulation…which is not really common in academic courses on the economics of regulation. The tone is informal but analytically solid. Each lecture includes some basic optional math adds-on and skype interviews of regulation specialists. Hope you’ll join us.
André Sapir is appointed as chairman of the High Level Group on the Future of the Belgian Financial Sector by the Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt and Paola Conconi will become director of the CEPR network "GVCs, Trade and Development.
ECARES is very proud to announce that in the last year the ERC decided to give an ERC grant to two of our colleagues: Patrick Legros received an advanced grant and Laurent Bouton a starting grant. This implies that ECARES has now received four ERC grants during the last 7 years.
Christophe Ley was selected as the recipient (ex-aequo with Aurélie Fischer, from Université Paris 6) of the Prix Marie-Jeanne Laurent-Duhamel 2014. This prize is awarded every three years by the French Statistical Society to the best Ph.D. in theoretical statistics defended in a French-speaking university in that period.