IRES Lunch Seminar


The IRES Lunch Seminar is an informal forum where researchers present their work in progress in details and receive criticism and feedback from colleagues. Presentations on the blackboard are also welcome. PhD students entering the job market this year are strongly encouraged to present their job market paper.

The Macro Group provides sandwiches. Whether you would like a sandwich or not, please register by the Friday before the meeting at :


  • Stefanija Veljanoska
  • Gonzague Vannoorenberghe


Meetings are in room d-109, from 12:45 to 14:00

Programme - 2019 -2020


Fall 2019


17 Jordan Roulleau-Pasdeloup (University of Singapore)
    Understanding (Linear) Rational Expectations Models


8 Riccardo Turati (IRES)
   Network-based Connectedness and the Diffusion of Cultural Traits

15 Vincent Rebeyrol (TSE)
     Trade elasticities and CAT exports


5 Alexandre Jacquemain (ISBA)
   Inference for monotone single-index conditional means: a Lorenz regression approach

12 Eric Melander (UNamur)
     Austerity and Crime: Evidence from the New Poor Law

19 Sébastien Fontenay (IRES)
     The “other” Child Penalty: Work Disability after Motherhood and how Paternity Leave can help


3 Khushboo Surana (KU Leuven)
   How different are we? Identifying the degree of revealed preference heterogeneity

10 Léo Czajka (IRES)
    Elasticity of Taxable Income in a Low Income Country: Evidence from Senegal


7 Daniele Verdini (IRES) !! CANCELLED !!
   China Shock, Misallocation, and the Evolution of Aggregate Productivity

14 Tanguy Le Fur (AMSE)
     The Provision of Public Health and the Direction of Technological Progress

28 Hélène le Forner (AMSE)

Spring 2020


4 Gregory Clark (UC Davis)
  Genes versus Culture in Social Outcomes: A Lineage Study of 371,241 English persons 1750-2020

11 Guillaume Blanc (Brown Univesity)
    Modernization before Industrialization: Cultural Roots of the Demographic Transition in France

25 Guohao Yang (UNamur)
    Fossil fuel, trade liberalization and the environment: evidence from China


10 Salvatore Di Falco (University of Geneva),  !! CANCELLED !!
     Economic Adversity and the Intergenerational Transmission of Personality

24 Fabio Blasutto (UCLouvain) !! CANCELLED !!
    Unilateral Divorce and the rise of Informal Cohabitation

31 Jonathan Schulz (George Mason University) !! CANCELLED !!
    States, Intermediate Institutions and Long-term Development


21 Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota), TBA !! CANCELLED !!

28 Samia Ferhat (University of Cergy-Pontoise) !! CANCELLED !!
     The impact of university openings on labor market outcomes


6 Egor Kozlov (Northwestern University), TBA !! CANCELLED !!

12 Olivier Pierard (Banque Centrale du Luxembourg), TBA !! CANCELLED !!

19 Hélène Latzer (Université Saint-Louis) !! CANCELLED !!
     Reconsidering the Market Size Effect in Innovation and Growth

26 Pedro Rosa Diaz (Imperial College London), Via Teams
Incentives, image motivation social pressure: evidence from a large-scale experiment with Nigerian midwives


2 Salvatore Di Falco (University of Geneva),
   Economic Adversity and the Intergenerational Transmission of Personality