Spring Docotral Workshop in Economics 2023

May 26, 2023


Place Montesquieu – Auditorium Leclerq 61 et 62

Banner Doctoral Workshop

The 2023 Spring Doctoral Workshop will take place on May 26th at Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve.

We invite all the doctoral students from Université Catholique de Louvain, Université de Namur and Université Saint-Louis to present their research. Both theoretical and empirical contributions at any stage of completion are welcome. Students from other universities are also warmly invited to participate, but in the event that not enough slots are available, priority will be given to students of the organizing universities. Researchers and Professors from the organizing universities, research institutes and other universities are kindly invited to participate in this event.


8:30 - 10:15

Parallel Session I  

Economic History
Room Leclerq 61
Chair Arnaud Deseau

Industrial Organization
Room Leclercq 62
Chair Johannes Johnen

  The Legacy of the American Frontier: Beyond Individualism
Gaia Spolverini, UCLouvain
Competition for peer-to-peer markets
Giorgio Ferroni, UNamur
  Early Modern Academies, Universities, and Growth
Chiara Zanardello, UCLouvain
How fairness concern influence price discrimination on online platform
Jing Su, UCLouvain
  Intergenerational transmission of life expectancy
Quentin Richard, UNamur
Big Tech Acquisitions and Innovation: An Empirical Assessment
Laureen de Barsy, HEC Liege
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break  
10:30 - 12:45 Parallel Session II  

Labour economics
Room: Leclerq 61
Chair: Bruno Van der Linden

Macroeconomics and Econometrics
Room: Leclerq 62
Chair: Dorothee Hillrichs

  Introducing the degressivity of unemployment benefits: does-it bring unemployed back to work?
Nathan Lachapelle, UCLouvain
The income elasticity of employment: evidence from the fall of the Morandi Bridge
Charles de Pierpont de Burnot, UCLouvain
  Permanent exemption from social security contributions in Belgium: An evaluation with a directed search model
Tiziano Toniolo, UCLouvain
Exchange rate pass-through and dominant currency pricing theory
Vincent Notte, UCLouvain
  Short-Time work and its effect on employment and firm survival: evidence from the Great Recession in Belgium
Natalia Bermudez, UCLouvain & UGent
Public Debt and Financial Stability
Hanjing Kuang, UCLouvain
  Asymmetric Information, Short-Time Work Insurance, and Experience Rating
Giulia Tarullo, UCLouvain & UGent
Detecting and dating possibly distinct structural breaks in the covariance structure of financial assets
Farah Daniela Mugrabi, UCLouvain
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch break  
14:00 - 15:15 Parallel Session III  

Development Economics I
Room: Leclerq 61
Chair: Niranjana Prasad

Public and Behavioral Economics
Room: Leclerq 62
Chair: Francesco Pascucci

  The impact of Independent Media on Political Mobilisation during the Arab Spring
Laura Angelini, UCLouvain
Self-control and autoplay default in video consumption
Reha Tuncer, University of Luxembourg
Anna Jolivet, UNamur
Distributional Implications and Public Acceptability of the EU-ETS 2 in Belgium
Audric De Bevere, USaint-Louis
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break  
  Parallel Session IV  

Development Economics II
Room: Leclerq 61
Chair: Jean-Fran ̧cois Maystadt

Energy Economics
Room: Leclerq 62
Chair: Axel Gautier

  Insecurity as a barrier to seasonal migration in Mali
Marion Richard, UCLouvain
Are Belgian investments in wind energy pareto efficient ? Lessons from portfolio optimization
Martial Toniotti, UCLouvain
  Beyond Individual Impact Evaluation: Assessing the External Validity of Anti-Poverty Programs using Bayesian Hierarchical Models
Florian De Bundel, UCLouvain
Pricing Indivisibilities in the Investment Problem
Nicolas Stevens, UCLouvain
Jacques Cartuyvels, UCLouvain
17:00 Cheese and wine  


Lunch will be served and a Cheese & Wine will be offered in the evening. Please fill out the form below, even if you will not present. This will help us better organize the event.

Registrations are now open and can be accessed here.

Members of the organizing team

  • UCLouvain:

    • Gerritse Esmeralda – gerritse.esmeralda@uclouvain.be
  • UNamur:

    • François Woitrin – francois.woitrin@unamur.be
    • Pablo Alvarez – pablo.alvarez@unamur.be
  • Saint-Louis:

    • Arnaud Deseau – arnaud.deseau@usaintlouis.be
    • Audric De Bevere – audric.debevere@usaintlouis.be
    • Jérôme Dollinger – jerome.dollinger@usaintlouis.be
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