Ph.D. Apero



The PhD Apero is an informal seminar gathering together PhD students of IRES and CORE. Its aim is to create a friendly environment allowing PhD students to present their early-stage research projects, in all the main fields of economics and econometrics. The seminar is open to Post-Docs, and all the research master students at ESL are strongly encouraged to take part to it, especially those enrolled in the final year.

Where and When?

Meetings are in room d.109, from 17.45-18.30



Programme 2019-2020


  1. October 25th: Boris Chafwehe ''Preparing for Natural Disasters: Policy Tradeoffs in Small Developing Countries''
  2. November 14th: Daniele Verdini ''China Shock, Misallocation, and the Evolution of Aggregate Productivity''
  3. November 21th: Nathan Lachapelle ''Spatial Misallocation in Belgium''
  4. December 5th: Arno Baurin ''Heterogeneous Life Expectancies and Pension Design'' 
  5. December 12th: François Courtoy ''International Spillover Effects of U.S. Monetary Policy: the case of Commodity Exporting Economies''
  6. February 27: Stefanija Veljanoska, “Where the wind blows: Using wind direction to assess the impact of air pollution on the long-term health consequences of Indian children”
  7. March 12: Nathan Lachapelle, “The optimal design of unemployment insurance: evidence from Belgium”
  8. March 19: Charles de Beauffort, "Uncoordinated monetary and fiscal policies and the level of public debt"

Past Programme 2018 - 2019

  • October 16th: Hendrik Scheewel ''Immigration, Welfare, and Inequality. How much does the Labor Market Specification Matter?''
  • November 26th: Francesco Pascucci ''The Rise of the Added Worker Effect''
  • December 3rd: Leonardo Madio ''Content Providers in a Multi-piracy Ecosystem''
  • December 10th: Adam Levai & Riccardo Turati ''Migration, Law, and Economic Outcome: Cross-country Evidence''
  • February 11th : Fabio Blasutto ''Roman Church Censorship: Ideas and Growth''
  • March 18th: Olivier Malay ''Rethinking Economics''
  • April 8th: Annalisa Frigo ''Coping Strategies of Ageing (Would-be) Parents and the Scope for Assisted Reproductive Technologies''
  • May 13th: Nouhoum Touré ''Woman Employment and Development''