Workshop on Poverty and Well-being

October 26, 2016

9:00 AM - 6:30 PM


Cercle du Lac (Salle Leman)

Prof. Angus Deaton

Professor Angus Deaton has agreed to attend the workshop and informally comment on the papers.

Angus DEATON, Professor of Economics and Internal Affairs at Princeton University, is an internationally renowned leader in consumption, poverty and welfare. In 2015, he was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.


9:00 a.m.
Benoit Decerf (University of Namur) and Mery Ferrando (CORE, UCL): "A new measure of income poverty for the US: Balancing absolute and relative poverty"

D.: Kristof Bosmans (Maastricht U.)

10:00 a.m.
Zhou Xun (Jiangxi U. and Aix-Marseille U.) and Michel Lubrano (Aix-Marseille U.): "A Bayesian measure of poverty in the developing world"

D.: Mery Ferrando (CORE, UCL)

11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Laurens Cherchye (KULeuven), Bram De Rock (ULB), Khushboo Surana (KULeuven) and Frederic Vermeulen (KULeuven): "Marital Matching, Economies of Scale and Intrahousehold Allocations"

D.: Marion Leturcq (INED, Paris)

12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
Koen Decancq
(University of Antwerp) and Annemie Nijs (University of Antwerp): "Non-parametric well-being comparisons"

D.: Jean-Marie Baland (University of Namur)

2:30 p.m.
Koen Decancq (University of Antwerp), Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University) and Erik Schokkaert (KULeuven): "Well-being inequality and preference heterogeneity"

D.: Claude d'Aspremont (CORE, UCL)

03:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Guilhem Cassan
(University of Namur) and Lore Vandewalle (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies): "The Social Cost of Social Norms : Gender Quotas meet Gender Norms"

D.: Véronique Gille (IRD, Paris)

5:00 p.m.
Jeremie Gross (University of Namur), Catherine Guirkinger (University of Namur) and Jean-Philippe Platteau (University of Namur): "Body-mass storing as a response to food market imperfections ? Impacts of Cereal Banks in Northern Burkina Faso"

D.: William Parenté (IRES, UCL)

06:00 p.m.
Farewell drink

Poverty, Resource Equality and Social Policies


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