The 8th Annual Christmas Meeting of Belgian Economists


  • Date: December 21, 2018

  • Venue: University of Antwerp, Faculty of Business and Economics

  • Hof van Liere, Tassiszaal en Dürerzaal, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp 


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09:30-10:00    Welcome with Coffee and Registration 


Keynote Lecture 1: Frank Smets (European Central Bank) 
Risk Taking, Financial Supervision and Monetary Policy: Big Data Evidence From 15 Credit Registers
(joint with Carlo Altavilla, Miguel Bouchinga and José Luis Peydró)

11:00-11:30                  Coffee Break


Luc Renneboog (Tilburg University)
Colors, Emotions, and the Auction Value of Paintings (joint with Marshall (Xiaoyin) Ma and Charles N. Noussair)


Enrico Malucci (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)
Selective Sovereign Defaults (joint with Aitor Erce)


Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
How to Improve Tax Compliance? Evidence from Countrywide Experiments in Belgium
(joint with Clement Imbert, Johannes Spinnewijn, Teodora Tsankova and Maarten Luts)

13:00-14:00 Lunch 


Thomas Peeters (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
The Survival of Mediocre Superstars in the Labor Market (joint with Stefan Szymanski and Marko Terviö)


Erika Deserranno (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University)
Social Ties and the Delivery of Development Programs
(joint with Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Ricardo Morel, Imran Rasul and Munshi Sulaiman)


Raf Van Gestel (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Subsidized Health Insurance and Healthcare Utilization: Evidence From a Large-Scale Field Experiment
(joint with Diana De Graeve, Tim Goedemé, Hervé Avalosse and Bram Peters)

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break 


Keynote Lecture 2: Sigrid Suetens (Tilburg University)
Behaviour and Attitudes Toward Ethnic Minorities: Evidence From The Netherlands

17:00- Reception 

Local Organising Committee

Sunčica Vujić (University of Antwerp) and Jan Bouckaert (University of Antwerp)

Program Committee

Michèle Belot (University of Edinburgh and European University Institute), Jan Bouckaert (University of Antwerp), Bram De Rock (ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Gonzague Vannoorenberghe (IRES, Université Catholique de Louvain), Frederic Vermeulen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and Sunčica Vujić (University of Antwerp)

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