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


Annalisa Frigo (

Luca Pensieroso (


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

Programme - 2018-2019


Programme Fall 2018


October 2nd: Marc Goni (University of Vienna), “Landed Elites and Education Provision in England: Evidence from School Boards, 1871-99”.

October 16th: Michel De Vroey (IRES) “The History of Macroeconomics under the Sense of the Marshall-Walras Divide”.

October 23rd: Gonzague Vannoorenberghe (IRES), “A Theory Of New Trade Agreements'', with Mathieu Parenti (ULB)”.

October 30th: Cristina Manea (Pompeu Fabra University), “Collateral Constrained Firms and Monetary Policy”.


November 6th: Andreas Backhaus (CEPS and LMU Munich), "Fading Legacies: Human Capital in the Aftermath of the Partitions of Poland"

November 13th: Cyrille Dossougoin (CORE-LFIN), “Sovereign Risk Spillovers through Endogenous Cross-Border Financial Linkages” – Job Market Paper.

November 20th: Manuel Oechslin (Lucerne University), “Smaller Measurement Errors, Better Economic Policies?”, with Johannes Binswanger.

November 27th: Koen Declerq (IRES), “Gender Differences in Applying for STEM Programs: Evidence from a Policy Shift in Hungary”, with J. Ghysels and J. Varga.


December 11th: Romain Wacziarg (UCLA), Change and Persistence in the Age of Modernization: Saint-Germain-d’Anxure, 1730-1895” with Guillaume Blanc


January 15th:

January 22nd: Hamzeh Arabzadeh (RWTH University) "Opportunistic governments, budget deficits and wage setting centralization"

January 29th: Esther Delesalle (IRES), "The Impact of the Universal Primary Education Program on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Tanzania".

Programme Spring 2019



February 5th: Stefanija Veljanoska (IRES) “Agricultural Policy and Migration in Malawi” with Giuseppe Maggio

February 12th:

February 19th:

February 26th: Luca Pensieroso (IRES) “The Rise of a Mainstream in Economics” with Michel De Vroey


March 5th: Alexandros Theloudis (LISER Luxembourg and UCL), “Family Time Allocation Over the Last Half Century”

March 12th:

March 19th:

March 26th:


April 2nd:

April 9th & April 16th: spring vacation.

April 23rd:

April 30th: Pauline Morault (IRES), “TBA”.


May 7th:

May 14th: Christian Kiedaisch (UNamur), TBA

May 21st:

May 28th: William Parienté (IRES), TBA


June 4th:

June 11th: Lorenzo Trimarchi (UNamur), TBA

June 18th:

June 25th: Khushboo Surana (KU Leuven), TBA