Postdoctoral Fellowships "FSR post-doc 2018"

Published on October 27, 2017

The Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Quantitative Modelling and Analysis (IMMAQ) of the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, informs you of the launch of the "FSR Post-doc 2018" call for postdoctoral fellowships by the Université catholique de Louvain. These fellowships – for a period of 24 months – are addressed to researchers who have not stayed or worked in Belgium for more than 12 months over the last 3 years, and with maximum 5 years of postdoctoral experience.


Candidates must also apply in parallel to the Mandates of the F.R.S.-FNRS:

The application for a postdoctoral fellowship needs to be supported by the Research Centre in which the applicant intends to work. Interested candidates are invited to follow this procedure:

  • November 20, 2017: Send a CV (first three pages of the application form) and a preliminary project (1-2 pages) to
  • December 8: shortlisted candidates will be informed by the research centre.
  • December 8, 2017 to January 29, 2018: Preparation of the application, with the support of the research centre.
  • January 29, 2018: deadline for submission of applications to

Research Topics

Research in IMMAQ is organized around these broad areas:

  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Quantitative Finance, Macro-Finance, Corporate Finance, Behavioural finance and Financial econometrics
  • Operations Research
  • Quantitative and Economic Geography
  • Statistics and Biostatistics

Here are some examples of general themes that can be supported:

  • Energy network regulation, efficiency analysis (models and methods, both parametrics and non-parametrics) (Per Agrell)
  • Supply chain and international logistics modelling (Per Agrell)
  • The economics of digitization (Paul Belleflamme)
  • Macroeconomic adjustment in small commodity producing countries (Vincent Bodart)
  • Integer programming approaches for large-scale network pricing and design problems (Daniele Catanzaro)
  • The chip-firing game on graphs: economic implications and integer programming approaches (Daniele Catanzaro)
  • Order Placement Strategies and Retail Investors (Catherine D’hondt and Rudy de Winne)
  • Impact Evaluation of Development and Labor Market Interventions (Muriel Dejemeppe, William Parienté and Bruno Van der Linden)
  • Stochastic complex systems and stochastic computations for spatial-temporal data (Zhengyuan Gao)
  • Convex optimization (François Glineur and Yurii Nesterov)
  • Multi-omics data integration in personnalized medicine (Bernadette Govaerts)
  • Hedging and pricing of financial derivatives under uncertainty (D. Hainaut)
  • Modelling of financial contagion with Hawkes and switching processes (D. Hainaut)
  • Macro Finance, term structure of interest rates, forecasting (Leonardo Iania)
  • The interaction of Behavioral Economics and Industrial Organization (Johannes Johnen)
  • The theory and empirics of poverty and social exclusion (François Maniquet)
  • Comparative development and marriage institutions (Fabio Mariani)
  • Political regimes, conflict and demographic dynamics (Fabio Mariani)
  • Urban development in pre-industrial economies (Fabio Mariani)
  • Evaluation of  social impact  of  social enterprises (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Mission drift of social enterprises (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Role of social enterprises in the social and ecological transition (e.g. commons, collaborative economy, functional economy) (Marthe Nyssens)
  • Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy, Government Debt Management (Rigas Oikonomou)
  • Application of operations research in power system operations and electricity market analysis, with a specific focus on sustainable growth through demand response and renewable energy integration (Anthony Papavasiliou)
  • Graphical models and extreme value analysis (Johan Segers)
  • Urban landscape morphometrics; exploring and visualizing spatial big data (Isabelle Thomas)
  • Economics of Ageing: the barriers to employment beyond the age of 50 (Vincent Vandenberghe)
  • Economics of Ageing: productivity vs dependency (Vincent Vandenberghe)
  • Social and economic networks (Vincent Vannetelbosch)
  • Globalization and firm-level innovation in developing countries (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • The economics of deep trade agreements (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • Does international trade raise the economic risk faced by firms and employees? (Gonzague Vannoorenberghe)
  • Dynamic modeling of stochastic recovery rates with application to credit risk (Frederic Vrins)
  • Corporate finance, labor economics and investment (Yue Zhang)