Institute of Economic and Social Research

Welcome at IRES!

IRES is a research center of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL). The center was founded in 1928. With the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) and the Institut de Statistique, Biostatistique et Sciences Actuarielles (ISBA), IRES now belongs to the Institute of multidisciplinary research for quantitative modeling and analysis (IMMAQ).

Forthcoming Events

IRES 90 Anniversary

Conference Axel Börsch - Supan

To celebrate its 90th anniversary, IRES has the pleasure to invite you to a conference by Axel Börsch-Supan (TU Munich) on Myths, Scientific Evidence and Economic Policy in an Aging...

Economic Consequences of Legal Development

With the support of the National Fund for Economic Research (FNRS), CRIDES and IRES assembled a research team working in the field of Law and Economics. We are organizing a one-day workshop on...
IRES Lunch Seminar

Marc Goñi

Marc Goñi (University of Vienna) will give a presentation on TBA  
IRES 90th Anniversary

Conference Gianmarco Ottaviano

To celebrate its 90th anniversary, IRES has the pleasure to invite you to a conference by Gianmarco Ottaviano (London School of Economics)  on The consequences of trade...

What's new?

Open Position

Doctoral Researcher on Social Enterprises and Sustainability

CIRTES (Interdisciplinary Research Center on Work, State and Society), and IRES (Institute of Economic and Social Research) of the Université catholique de Louvain invite applications for : A...
New Paper

Is there always a Trade-off between Insurance and...

In a recent CESifo working paper Juliana Mesén Vargas and Bruno Van der Linden analyse the optimal level of unemployment benefits when jobless people have to sustain a certain level of...

Les 90 ans de l'IRES dans la presse

A l'occasion de ses 90 ans, notre Institut a été mis deux fois à l'honneur par La Première (RTBF). Tout d'abord, c'est David de la Croix qui, en sa qualité de président, a été invité...