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9th Christmas Meeting of Belgian Economists

This year the Christmas Meeting of Belgian Economists will be back at UCLouvain.

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09:30-10:00 : Welcome/Registration with coffee and breakfast

10:00–11:00 : Keynote 1 : Klaus Desmet (Southern Methodist University)
The Cultural Divide

11:00-11:30 : Coffee break

11:30-12:00 : Bert van Landeghem (University of Sheffield)
Do High-Frequency Meetings Between the Unemployed and Their Caseworkers Improve Employment Chances? Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Field Experiment

12:00–12:30 : Laurence Jacquet (University of Cergy-Pontoise)
Optimal income taxation with composition effect

12:30–14:00 : Lunch

14:00-14:30 : Sahar Parsa (New York University)
Political Dynasties, Term Limits and Female Political Empowerment: Evidence from the Philippines

14:30-15:00 : Wouter Dessein (Columbia Business School)
Coordination and organization design: theory and micro-evidence

15:00-15:30 : Philip Vermeulen (European Central Bank)
Monetary policy, investment and firm heterogeneity in the euro area

15:30-16:00 : Coffee break

16:00-17:00 Keynote 2 : Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics) The cost-efficient carbon pricing puzzle

17:00 : Reception

Map to the venue:

map louvain House

20 December
9:30 - 17:00
Louvain House
Traverse Comte Yves du Monceau
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Wallonie
Free but registration compulsory