Unless otherwise noted, seminars begin at 16:00 and finish around 18:00. Room Camille Joset (401), 4th floor, Rempart de la Vierge, 8.

Economics seminars 2020-2021

co-organized by CERPE, CRED and CEREFIM 


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October 27 - Ted Miguel (University of California, Berkeley) - TBA

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Last updated :June 11/2020| contact :Pierrette NOEL


Unless otherwise noted, seminars begin at 16:00 and finish around 18:00. Room Camille Joset (401), 4th floor, Rempart de la Vierge, 8.

Economics seminars 2019-2020

co-organized by CERPE, CRED and CEREFIM 


October 1 - Ekaterina Kazakova (NRU Higher School Of Economics) -" The Structure of Multinational Sales under Risk"

October 8 - Davide Del Petre (FAO and University of Napoli) - "Firms amidst the war: Evidence from Libya"

October 15 - Gregory De Walque (National Bank of Belgium) - “Low Pass-Through and High Spillovers in NOEM : what does help and what does not

October 22 - Guilherme Lichand (University of Zurich) - Harming to Signal

November 5 - Reto Föllmi (University St-Gallen) - Parallel Imports, Price Setting, and the Patterns of Trade

November 12 - Karel Mertens (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) - "Do Monetary Policy Announcements Shift Household Expectations"

November 19 - Gabriel Ulyssea (Oxford University) - Trade and Informality in the Presence of Labor Market Frictions and Regulations

November 26 - Kris Boudt (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - Optimizing the design of textual indices using sentometrics: Methodology and applications

December 3 - Mara Squicciarini (Bocconi University) - “The Long-Run Productivity Effects of Technology Adoption: Evidence from France" 

December 10 - Gilles Saint-Paul (Paris School of Economics) - "Useful idiots or manipulators? Some examples of non-neutrality of economics experts"



February 4 - Johanna Rickne (Stockholm University) - "Sexual Harassment and Gender Inequality in the Labor Market"

February 11 - Anna Raute (Queen Mary University of London) - Wind of Change? Cultural Determinants of Maternal Labor Supply – Evidence from the German reunification.

February 18 - Gert Peersman (Ghent University) - Agricultural Price Shocks and Economic Activity - A Global Warning for Advanced Countries.

March 3 - Audinga Baltrunaite (Bank of Italy) - "Trainspotting/ Board Appointments in Private Firms"

March 10 - James Thewissen (UCLouvain) - Tone Management and Labor Unions

March 17 - Manisha Shah (UCLA) - cancelled

March 24 - Hélène Latzer (Université Saint Louis, Bruxelles) - Cancelled

March 31 - Munir Squires (University of British Columbia -UBC) - cancelled


April 21 - Joana Naritomi (London School of Economics) - Cancelled

April 28 - Tim Goedemé (Oxford University, INET) - Cancelled
May 5 - Namrata Kala (MIT Sloan) - Cancelled

May 12 - Frederik Noack (University of British Columbia - UBC) - Cancelled

May 19 - Cancelled


Last updated :September 11, 2019| contact :Pierrette NOEL



Unless otherwise noted, seminars begin at 16:00 and finish around 18:00. Room Camille Joset (401), 4th floor, Rempart de la Vierge, 8.

Economics seminars 2018-2019

co-organized by CERPE, CRED and CEREFIM 


September 18 - Erika Deserranno (Northwestern) - "Social Ties and the Delivery of Development Programs"

September 19 - Christophe Croux (Edhec Business School) - "Sparse vector autoregressive models".

October 2 - Winkler Roland (University of Antwerp) - “The Government Spending Multiplier at the Zero Lower Bound: International Evidence from Historical Data”

October 9 - Rohini Somanathan (Delhi School of Economics) - "Meritocracy in the Face of Group Inequality"

October 16 - Dramane Coulibaly (University of Paris Nanterre and Researcher at   EconomiX) - "The tale of two international phenomena: International migration and global imbalances"

October 23 - Aksel Erbahar (Erasmus University Rotterdam) - "Made in China; Created in China: Super Processors and Two-way Heterogeneity"

October 30 - Oleg Badunenko (Portsmouth University) - "Achieving a Sustainable Cost Efficient Business Model in Banking: the Case of European Banks"

November 6 - Natalia Rigol (MIT) - "Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Community Information: Mechanism Design In The Field"

November 13 - Meraglia Simone (Exeter University) - "Kings and Parliaments: Ruling by Building Consensus"

November 20 - Julia Cajal Grossi (The Graduate Institute) - "International Buyers and Firm Performance"

November 27 - Mathias Hoffmann (University of Zurich) - "Masking the truth of softening the blow? U.S. banking deregulation and sectoral reallocation after the China trade shock"

December 4 - Li Chen (University of Gothenburg) - "Designing Heaven's Will: Lessons in Market Design from the Chinese Imperial Civil Servants Match"

December 11 - Paul Niehaus (UC San Diego) - "Authentication and targeted transfers: experimental evidence from India"


January 29 - Andreas Westermark (Sveriges Riksbank) - "Learning on the Job and the Cost of Business Cycles"

February 5 - Claudio Zoli (University of Verona) - "Optimal Non-Welfarist Income Taxation for Inequality and Polarization Reduction" - ROOM E43

February 12 - Laurent Ferrara (Banque de France) - "Short-Term Macroeconomic Forecasting and Turning Point Detection after the Great Recession" - ROOM E43

February 19 - Koen Jochmans (University of Cambridge) - "Fixed-effect regression on network data" -  ROOM E43

February 26 - Ilan Tojerow (ULB) - “The Unexpected Consequences of Job Search Monitoring: Disability Instead of Employment?”

March 5 - Jack Kelsey (Tufts) - "Poverty, Seasonal Scarcity and Exchange Asymmetries: Evidence from Small-Scale Farmers in Rural Zambia" ROOM E43

March 12 - Manuel Garcia-Santana (Pompeu Fabra) - "Growing like Spain: 1995-2007"

March 19 - CANCELLED

March 26 - CANCELLED


April 2 - Rebecca Dizon Ross (Chicago Booth) - "(Not) Playing Favorites: An Experiment on Parental Preferences for Educational Investment"

April 23 - Golvine de Rochambeau (Sciences Po) - "Access to Large Buyers and Firm Growth: Experimental Evidence from Liberia"

April 30 - Sebastian Bervoets (Université de Aix-Marseille) - "Learning with Minimal Information in Continuous Games"

May 7 - Luc Renneboog (Tilburg University) - "Colors, Emotions, and the Auction Value of Paintings"

May 14 - Benjamin Marx (Science Po) - "The Institutional Foundations of Religious Politics: Evidence from Indonesia"

May 21 - Julien Combe (University College London) - "The Design of Teacher Assignment: Theory and Evidence"

May 28 - Karna Basu (City University of New York) - "Commitment as Extortion?"

June 6 - Arthur Blouin (Toronto) - "Culture and contracts: the historical legacy of forced labour"

Last updated : June 4, 2019 | contact :


Unless otherwise noted, seminars begin at 16:00 and finish around 18:00. Room Camille Joset (401), 4th floor, Rempart de la Vierge, 8.

   Economics seminars 2017-2018                                      

                                   co-organized by CERPE, CRED and CEREFIM     




September 12 - Belgian Macro Workshop 2017

September 19 - Sandip Sukhtankar (University of Virginia) - "General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India."

October 3 - Alidou Sahawal & Marijke Verpoorten (University of Antwerp - UAntwerp) - "Only women can whisper to gods: Voodoo, menopause and women’s autonomy".

October 10 - Tanguy van Ypersele (Greqam -  Aix-Marseille School of Economics) - "The Origins of Human Pro-Sociality: A Test of Cultural Group Selection on Economic Data and in the Laboratory".

October 17 - Melanie Morten (Stanford University) - "Migration and Consumption Insurance in Bangladesh" - Room E34

October 24 - Luigi Minale (UC3M - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) - "Risk Attitudes and Household Migration Decisions"

November 7 - Prashant Bharadwaj (UC San Diego) - "Perverse Consequences Of Well-Intentioned Regulation: Evidence From India’s Child Labor Ban"

November 14 - Sam Asher (World Bank) - "Rural Roads and Structural Transformation "

November 21 - Cancelled Peter Claeys (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - "Policy Rent Seeking , Growth and Inequality in a Model with Voracity and Heterogeneous Groups".

November 28 -  Marc Labie (University of Mons) - "Understanding Crises in Microcredit: a Complex and Systemic Issue"

December 05 - Daniel Rogger (World Bank) - "Decentralization and Information: Empirical Evidence from Ethiopia"

December 19 - Cancelled Jan De Loecker (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)



January 23 - Lasse Bork (Aalborg University) - "Real effects of transferring bond market risk to the Federal Reserve through large-scale asset purchase".

January 30 - Leonardo Iania (UCL - Catholic University of Louvain) - "Skew-Gaussian Term Structure Models"

February 6 - JOB MARKET

February 20Paolo G. Piacquadio (Oslo University) - "The measurement of social and individual deprivation."

February 27 - Thomas Lejeune (National Bank of Belgium) - “Exchange-rate channel: lessons from a EA-US estimated DSGE model”

March 6 - Karen Macours (Paris School of Economics) - “Field gap or yield gap: learning from agronomical trials in Kenya”

March 13 - Grégory Ponthière (University Paris East & Paris School of Economics) - "Premature Deaths, Accidental Bequests and Fairness"

March 20 - Christopher Udry (Yale University) - "Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali"

March 27 - Abigail Barr (University of Nottingham) - “Cooperation in Polygynous Households”



April 17 - Marc Sangnier (Aix-Marseille University) -  "What Motivates French Pork: Political Career Concerns or Private Connections?"

April 24Nicolas Berman (Greqam - Aix-Marseille School of Economics) - "Fertile Ground for Conflict"

May 8 - Deniz Erdemlioglu (IESEG School of Management) - "Multiple Channels of Financial Contagion:A Network-Based Econometric Approach"

May 15 - Jonas Hjort (Columbia Business School) - "Ethnic Investing and the Value of Firms"

May 22 - Kristof Bosmans (Maastricht University) - "Measurement of equality of opportunity: a normative approach"

May 29 - Treb Allen (Dartmouth College) - "Geography and Path Dependence"

June 5 - Giulia Piccillo (Maastricht University) - "Monetary Policy With Diverse Private Expectations"


 Last updated : May 31, 2018




Unless otherwise noted, seminars begin at 16:00 and finish around 18:00. Room Camille Joset (401), 4th floor, Rempart de la Vierge, 8.

Economics seminars 2016-2017                                      

                                   co-organized by CERPE, CRED and CEREFIM     




October 4 - Mariya Teteryatnikova (University of Vienna) - "Mystifying but Not Misleading: When does Political Ambiguity Not Confuse Voters?"

October 11 - Laurent Bouton (ECARES / Georgetown University) - "A Theory of Campaign Contributions: The Electoral Motive"

October 18 - Rigas Oikonomou (UCL) - "Long Term Government Bonds"

November 8 - Christian Fons-Rosen (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - "Does Science Advance One Funeral At A Time?"

November 15 - Supreet Kaur (Columbia University) - "Barriers to Contracting in the Village Economy"

November 22 - Janvier D. Nkurunziza (UNCTAD) - "Trade Misinvoicing in Primary Commodities in Developing Countries: The case of Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia"

November 29 -

December 13 - Reka Juhasz (Princeton University) - "Temporary Protection and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the Napoleonic Blockade"

December 20 - Lionel Kesztenbaum (PSE) - "Wealth in the trenches. Social class and survival during the Great War"



January 10 - Daniel LaFave (Colby College) - "Are rural Markets Complete? Prices, Profits, and Recursion"

February 14 - Dave Donaldson (Stanford / MIT Economics) -

February 21 - Sebastian Findeisen (University of Mannheim) - "Adjusting to Globalization - Evidence from Worker-Establishment Matches in Germany"

March 7 - Dina Pomeranz (University of Zurich) - "Can Audits Backfire? Evidence from Public Procurement in Chile"

March 21 - Bertrand Achou (CIRRIS) -

March 28 - Giacomo Ponzetto (Centre de Recerca en Economica Internacional) - "Globalization and Political Structure"



April 25 - Frank Schilbach (MIT Economics) - "Alcohol and Self-Control: A Field Experiment in India"

May 2 - Laurence Jacquet (University of Cergy-Pontoise) -

May 9 - Bishnupriya Gupta (Warwick) - "Does Geography Determine Industrialization? Evidence from Colonial India"

May 16 - David Veredas (Vlerick Business School) - "Multivariate Hill Estimators"

May 23 - Costas Meghir (Yale University) - "Marriage, Labor Supply and the Social Safety Net"

May 30 - Christoph Görtz (University of Birmingham) - "New Shocks under Financial Frictions"

June 6 - Robin Boadway (Queen's University) - "Optimal unemployment insurance and redistribution"



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Unless otherwise noted, seminars begin at 16:00 and finish around 18:00. Room Camille Joset (401), 4th floor, Rempart de la Vierge, 8.

Economics seminars 2015-2016                                       

co-organized by CERPE, CRED and CEREFIM     




September 22 - Jeremy Foltz (University of Wisconsin-Madison) - "Do Higher Salaries Lower Petty Corruption? A Policy Experiment on West Africa’s Highways"

September 29 - Rahul Mukherjee (The Graduate Institute, Geneva) - "'Liquidity Driven FDI"

October 6 - Natasha Wagner (Erasmus University Rotterdam) - "Does Health Insurance Coverage or Improved Quality Protect Better Against Out-of-Pocket Payments? Experimental Evidence from the Philippines"

October 13 - Pamela Jakiela (University of Maryland) - "How Soon Is Now? Evidence of Present Bias from Convex Time Budget Experiments"

October 20 - William Parienté (UCL) - "Discrimination as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Evidence from French Grocery stores"

October 27 - Greg Fischer (London School of Economics) -  "Gender & the Response to Incentives: Building Evidence from Multiple Studies"

November 3 -  Andrei Markevich (New Economic School, Skolkovo, Moscow) - "Economic Effects of the Abolition of Serfdom: Evidence from the Russian Empire"

November 17 - Dan Keniston (Yale University) - "How Positive Was the Positive Check? Investment and Fertility in the Aftermath of the 1918 Influenza in India"

December 1 - Julien Grenet (PSE) - "Beyond Truth-Telling : Preference Estimation with Centralized School Choice" (co-auteurs : Gabrielle Fack (Université Paris 1) et Yinghua He (Toulouse School of Economics)).

December 15 - Dirk Van de Gaer (UGent) - "Did Progresa Reduce Inequality of Opportunity for Scholl re-enrollment"  (joint with José Luis Figueroa).



January 20 (exceptionally on Wednesday) - 14:30 -Emmanuelle Auriol (TSE) -and Jean-Philippe Platteau (UNamur) - "Religious Seduction in Autocracy: A Theory Inspired by History." 

January 22 (exceptionally on Friday) 16:00- Suresh Naidu (Columbia University) - "Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti"

February 9 - Job Market

February 16 - Job Market

February 23 - Job Market

March 1 - Hans Degryse (KULeuven) - "When Do Laws and Institutions Affect Recovery Rates on Collateral?"

March 8 - (exceptionally - Room E13) Andrew Foster (Brown University) - "Direct and Indirect Effects of Voluntary Certification: Evidence from the Mexican Clean Industry Program"

March 15 - March 18 - Seminar cancelled

March 22 - Marc Sangnier (Aix Marseille School of Economics) - "Political Connections and Insider Trading"



April 12 - Teevrat Garg (London School of Economics) - "(Not So) Gently Down The Stream: River Pollution and Health in Indonesia"

April 19 - Kim Oosterlinck (ULB) - "Risk Aversion in Wartime" co-écrit avec Matthieu Gilson (ULB) et Andrey Ukhov (Cornell University)

April 26 - Joachim De Weerdt (University of Antwerp) - "Measuring Household Labour on Tanzanian Farm"

May 3 - Natalie Bau (Harvard University) - "Can Policy Crowd Out Culture?"

May 10 - cancelled

May 12 -  (exceptionally on Thursday) 12:30  Kaivan Munshi (University of Cambridge)  - "Insiders and Outsiders: Local Ethnic Politics and Public Good Provision" (with Mark Rosenzwweig).

May 17 - Frédéric Docquier (UCL) - "The Welfare Impact of Global Migration in OECD Countries"

May 24 - Christopher Neilson (NYU Stern School of Business) - "The Effects of Earnings Disclosure on College Enrollment Decisions"

June 1 - (exceptionally on Wednesday) Zaki Wahhaj (University of Kent) - "Intra-household Resource Allocation and Familial Ties", joint work with Harounan Kazianga.

June 7 - Cancelled

June 14 - TBA


Last updated : Sept 17, 2015




Unless otherwise noted, seminars begin at 16:00 and finish around 18:00. Room Camille Joset (401), 4th floor, Rempart de la Vierge, 8.


  Economics seminars 2014-2015                                       

co-organized by CERPE, CRED and CEREFIM     



September 30 - Markus Goldstein (World Bank) - Women’s Empowerment in Action: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa

October 7 - Lasse Bork (Aalborg University) - A large-dimensional structural factor analysis of Californian house prices

October 9 - Michael Fritsch (Friedrich Schiller Universität, Allemagne) - Fields of Knowledge, Types of Higher Education Institutions, and Innovative Start-Ups (starts at 2pm)

October 14 - Manasa Patnam (ENSAE Paris Tech) - Risk Sharing with (Dis)Aggregate Shocks

October 21 - Habiba Djebbari (Aix-Marseille University) - Social nudging towards better sanitation: evidence from experiments in rural Mali.

October 28 - Mohamed Saleh (Toulouse School of Economics) - Mass Education, Religion, and Human Capital in Twentieth-Century Egypt

November 4 - Johannes Pfeifer (University of Mannheim) - Does austerity pay off?

November 25 - Florian Mayneris (UCL) - The cleansing effect of minimum wages : Minimum wages, firm dynamics and aggregate productivity in China

November 27 - Arjen van Witteloostuijn (Tilburg University) - The Ecology of the Public Sector (starts at 10am)

December 2 - Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale School of Management) - Does Development Aid Undermine Political Accountability? Leader and Constituent Responses to a Large-Scale Intervention

December 9 - Lucie Gadenne (University College London) - Non linear commodity taxation in developing countries, theory and evidence from India



January 27 - Gharad Bryan (LSE) - Economic Development and The Spatial Allocation of Labor: Evidence from Indonesia

February 3 - Devesh Rustagi (Goethe University Frankfurt) - Cheating in the Lab and in the Field: Evidence from Milkmen in India

February 24 - Cars Hommes (Universiteit van Amsterdam) - Bubble Formation and (In)E-cient Markets in Learning-to-Forecast and -Optimize Experiments

March 3 - Dan Bogart (University of California-Irvine) - There can be no Partnership with the King: Regulatory Uncertainty and Investment in Britain’s East India Monopoly

March 10 - Charles Efferson (University of Zurich) - Female genital cutting without a cutting norm

March 17 - Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary University of London) - Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa

March 24 - Eric Toulemonde (UNamur) - Trade under monopsonistic competition

March 31 - Iryna Kyzyma (CEPS/INSTEAD Luxembourg) - Behind a stable poverty rate: Changes in the duration of poverty episodes in the United States since the mid-1980s



April 21 - Philippe Martin (SciencesPo, Paris) - Inspecting the Mechanism: Leverage and the Great Recession in the Eurozon

April 28 - Sheri M. Markose (University of Essex) - New Global Macro-Net Model For Macro-Prudential Policy

May 12 - Julia Cagé (Sciences Po) - Newspapers in times of low advertising revenues

May 19 - Christian Dippel (UCLA Anderson School of Management) - The rents from trade and coercive institutions: removing the sugar coating

May 26 - Tom S. Vogl (Princeton University) - Intergenerational Dynamics and the Fertility Transition

June 9 - Sheetal Sekhri (University of Virginia) - Agricultural Trade and Depletion of Groundwater



Last updated : June 5, 2015



Unless otherwise noted, seminars begin at 16:00 and finish around 18:00. Room Camille Joset (401), 4th floor, Rempart de la Vierge, 8.

Economics Seminars 2013-2014

co-organized by CERPE, CRED and CEREFIM     




September 24 - Nava Ashraf (Harvard Business School) - Do-gooders and Doctors: Evidence on Selection and Performance of Health Workers

October 2 - Guglielmo Maria Caporale (Brunel University, London) - Fiscal spillovers in the euro area (exceptionally on Wednesday)

October 8 - Martin Quaas (Universität zu Kiel) - Public and private management of renewable resources: who gains? who loses?

October 15 - Pascaline Dupas (Stanford University) - The daily grind: Cash needs, labor supply and self-control

October 22 - Gernot Mueller (Universität Bonn) - Currency risk in currency unions

October 29 - Sanchari Roy (University of Warwick) - Sex workers, Stigma and Self-Belief: Evidence from a Psychological Training Program in India

November 12 - Esteban Jaimovich (University of Surrey) - Love for Quality, Comparative Advantage, and Trade

November 19 - Kala Krishna (University of Pennsylvania) - How You Export Matters - Export Mode, Learning and Productivity in China

November 26 - Marinella Leone (University of Sussex, UK) - Women as decision makers in community forest management in Nepal

December 3 - Monica Martinez Bravo (CEMFI) - The Effect of the Education of Politicians on Public Good Provision: Evidence from Indonesia

December 10 - Pepita Miquel-Florensa (TSE) - Investigating social capital in Colombia: Conflict and public good contributions

December 17 - Anne-Laure Delatte (Sciences Po) - Global banks leverage and inertia in the US financial cycle



January 28 - Fabien Tripier (Université Lille 1) - A Search-Theoretic Approach to Efficient Financial Intermediation

February 4 - Francesca Jensenius (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) - Development from Representation? A Study of Quotas for Scheduled Castes in India

February 11 - Sabine Flamand (Nova University of Lisbon) - Partial Decentralization as a Way to Avoid Secessionist Conflict

February 18 - Elise Huillery (Sciences Po) - The Aspiration-Poverty Trap: Why do Students from Low Social Background Limit their Ambition? Evidence from France

March 4 - Eric Monnet (Banque de France) - Monetary policy without interest rates

March 11 - Juan Pablo Rud (Royal Holloway, University of London) - Modern Industries, Pollution and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Ghana

March 25 - Dirk van de Gaer (UGent) - History dependent growth incidence: a characterization and an application to the economic crisis in Italy

April 1 - Taryn Dinkelman (Dartmouth College) - What are the long run effects of labor migration on human capital? Evidence from Malawi



April 22 - Clément Imbert (Univ. of Oxford) - Short-Term Migration and Rural Workfare Programs: Evidence from India

April 29 - Elena Paltseva (Stockholm School of Economics) - Petro Rents, Political Institutions, and Hidden Wealth: Evidence from Bank Deposits in Tax Havens

May 6 - Matteo Migheli (University of Torino) - Gender at work: incentives and self-selection

May 13 - Edoardo Grillo (Collegio Carlo Alberto) - Reference Dependence and Politicians' Credibility

May 20 - Kaj Thomsson (Maastricht University) - The Political Economy of Sovereign Borrowing

May 27 - Melissa Dell (Harvard University) - Path dependence in development: evidence from the Mexican revolution

June 3 - Jonathan Meer (Texas A&M University) - Effects of minimum wage on employment dynamics

June 10 - Abigal Payne (McMaster University, Canada) - Crowding Oot: The Effect of Government Grants on Donors, Fundraisers, and Foundations in Canada

June 17 - Alessandro Tarozzi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Time inconsistency, expectations and technology adoption : the case of insecticide treated nets


Last updated : June 2, 2014


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