10th Annual Christmas Meeting of Belgian Economists

December 23, 2022

9:30 - 17:00


ULB, Solbosch campus, SBS-EM, building R42, Room R42.4.110

Most economists working abroad come back home for Christmas. So, why not bring them together for a conference? This simple observation led to the creation of the Christmas Meeting of Belgian Economists.

It originally started at IRES (UCLouvain) in 2011 and rapidly 3 other universities joined the adventure. Nowadays, they organize the Christmas Meeting in turns.

This year the Christmas meeting will take place at ULB.


Attendance is free but registration is compulsory. Please register by filling the registration form.


9:30 - 10:00 Registration with coffee and breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 First keynote: Johannes Spinnewijn (London School of Economics)
“The Design of Unemployment Insurance: From Theory to Practice”
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:00 Vincent Somville (NHH Norwegian School of Economics)
“Childcare, labor supply, and business development: Experimental evidence
from Uganda”
12:00 - 12:30 Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University)
“Women’s Empowerment and the Intrinsic Demand for Agency: Experimental
Evidence from Nigeria”
12:30 - 13:00 Eva Van Leemput (Federal Reserve Board)
“What Happens in China Does Not Stay in China”
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30 Tom Potoms (University of Sussex)
“Testing revealed preference models with unobserved randomness: a column
generation approach”
14:30 - 15:00 Michael Rubens (UCLA)
“Oligopsony Power and Factor-Biased Technology Adoption”
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 Second keynote: Estelle Cantillon (Université libre de Bruxelles)
“The benefits and costs of information in electricity markets: Evidence from New
17:00 Early Christmas drink


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