7th Christmas Meeting

December 22, 2017


Naamsestraat 69

We are pleased to announce that the 7th Annual Christmas Meeting of Belgian Economists will take place on Friday December 22 at the Department of Economics of the University of Leuven. The event is a joint organization of ECORES and IRES.

More information and registration are available on the KUL website


9:30 - 10:00

Welcome with coffee and registration (Room HOG 00.10)

10:00 - 11:00

Keynote lecture 1: Gérard Roland (University of California, Berkeley): The deep historical roots of modern culture: a comparative perspective

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break (Room HOG 00.10)

11:30 - 12:00

François Gérard (Columbia University): Tax systems and inter-firm trade: evidence from the VAT in Brazil

12:00 - 12:30

Mathias Reynaert (Toulouse School of Economics): Corrective policy and Goodhart’s Law: the case of carbon emissions from automobiles

12:30 - 13:00

Jean-François Maystadt (Lancaster University Management School): The transmission of health across 7 generations in China, 1789-1906

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch (Room HOG 00.10)

14:00 - 14:30

Martin Vanderlinden (Utah State University): Trump trumps Bush

14:30 - 15:00

Simon Galle (BI-Norwegian Business School ): Slicing the pie: quantifying the aggregate and distributional effects of trade

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break (Room HOG 00.10)

15:30 - 16:00

Keynote lecture 2: Michèle Belot (EUI and University of Edinburgh): Providing advice to job seekers at low cost: an experimental study on online advice


Reception (Room HOG 00.10)


Organizing Committee

Laurens Cherchye (KU Leuven)
Bram De Rock (KU Leuven and ECARES-ULB)
Johannes Spinnewijn (London School of Economics)
Gonzague Vannoorenberghe (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Frederic Vermeulen (KU Leuven)

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