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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)

ECARES is pleased to announce it is recruiting 3-4 post-docs in the fields of Industrial Organization and organization theory, Matching and Political Economy, starting in the Fall of 2016. Applications should be submitted through the EconJobMarket platform. See for details.  

ULB is also recruiting 3 professors in economics-related fields. See for details. 


  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.