Research Seminars by the Department of Economics 2021-2022

  • Seminars are on Wednesday, at 12:45.
  • As of now, seminars will take place both offline & online.
  • Contact LucaPaolo.Merlino@uantwerpen.be for further information on how to attend.

Past Seminars

Seminars 2020-2021

    • Wednesday 7 October 2020 : Roland Winkler - UAntwerp
      • Title: Bringing back the jobs lost to Covid-19: The role of fiscal policy, joint with C. Bredemeier (Wuppertal) and Falko Juessen (Wuppertal)
    • Wednesday 2 December 2020: Sebastian Schmidt - ECB
      • Title: Expectations-driven liquidity traps: Implications for monetary and fiscal policy, joint with T. Nakata (Tokyo) 
    • Wednesday 9 December 2020: Ugo Bolletta - University of Antwerp
      • Title: Marriage with frictions: a revealed preference analysis, joint with L. Cherchye (KUL), T. Demuynck (ULB), B. De Rock (KUL & ULB) and L. Merlino (UA)
    • Friday 5 March 2021: PhD Internal Workshop
      • Xuan Hua Thanh: "Impact of remittances on saving behaviours and consumption patterns in Vietnam by applying the Propensity Score Matching Approach"
      • Patrick Allmis: “Collective action, political change, and economic development: Evidence from Bolivia”
      • Vinh Xuan Nguyen: "Performance effect of vertical specialisation"
      • Patrick Ndlovu: "Job Satisfaction and the Household Roles"
    • Wednesday 10 March 2021 (Internal Research Seminar): Guido Erreygers - UA
      • Title: How Economists Ignored the Spanish Flu Pandemic in 1918-20 (with M. Boianovsky- U. de Brasilia)
    • Wednesday 28 April 2021: Yves Zenou - Monash University
      • Title: Ethnic Mixing in Early Childhood (with V. Boucher, S. Tumen, M. Vlassopoulos and J. Wahba)
    • Wednesday 05 May 2021: ​Michèle Belot - Cornell University
      • Title: Stress and Food Preferences: A Lab Experiment with Low-Ses Mothers (with J. James, M. Vecchi and N. Vitt) 
    • Tuesday 11 May 2021 (at 4PM): Matthew Jackson - Stanford University
      • Title: The Role of Referrals in Immobility, Inequality, and Inefficiency in Labor Markets (with L. Bolte and N. Immorlica)
    • Wednesday 12 May 2021: ​Philipp Kircher - Cornell University
      • Title: An economic model of the Covid-19 pandemic with young and old agents: Behavior, testing and policies  (with L. Brotherhood, C. Santos and M. Tertilt)
    • Wednesday 19 May 2021: Sabien Dobbelaere - VU Amsterdam
      • Title: Organised Labour, Labour Market Imperfections, and Employer Wage Premia (with B. Hirsch, S. Mueller and G. Neuschaeffer)
    • Wednesday 26 May 2021 (Internal Research Seminar): Sunčica Vujić - UA
      • Title: Operation Allied Force: Unintended Consequences of the NATO Bombing on Children’s Outcomes

2021 Job Market Seminars

​Research Seminars by the Department of Economics Fall 2020-2021

Seminars 2016-2020

  • Eric Melander - University of Namur
    • Title: Individual Mobility and Social Mobilisation: Evidence from Swedish Grassroots Movements
    • Wednesday 11 March 2020
  • Andreas Backhaus - CEPS
    • Title: Effect of grandchildren on labour supply of grandparents in Europe
    • Wednesday 4 March 2020
  • Matthew Elliott -  University of Cambridge
    • Title: Capability accumulation and conglomeratization in the information age
    • Wednesday 26 February 2020
  • Paolo Pin -  University of Siena
    • Title: On the coevolution of epidemics, immunization choices, and pseudoscience attitudes
    • Wednesday 19 February 2020 - room A.108
  • Joel van der Weele - University of Amsterdam
    • Title: Self-Persuasion: Evidence from Field Experiments at Two International Debating Competitions
    • Wednesday 12 February 2020
  • Edoardo Ciscato - KU Leuven
    • Title: The changing wage distribution and the decline of marriage
    • Wednesday 4 December 2019
  • Dotan Persitz - Tel Aviv University
    • Title: Social Clubs and Social Networks
    • Thursday 28 November 2019
  • Michal Kobielarz - KU Leuven
    • Title: Entries, Exits and Bail-Outs in a Monetary Union
    • Wednesday 20 November 2019
  • Karel Mertens - Dallas Fed
    • Title: Do Monetary Policy Announcements Shift Household Expectations?
    • Wednesday 13 November 2019
  • Boris van Leeuwen - Tilburg University
    • Title: The Strategic Display of Emotions
    • Wednesday 6 November 2019
  • Li Chen - Gothenburg University
    • Title: Designing Heaven’s Will: Assigning Civil Servants by Drawing Lots in Imperial China
    • Wednesday 30 October 2019
  • Tarik Roukny - KU Leuven
    • Title: Vertically Disintegrated Platforms
    • Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • Glenn Magerman - Université libre de Bruxelles (ECARES)
    • Title: The Origins of Firm Size Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach
    • Wednesday 9 October 2019
  • Ana Bindler - Gothenburg University
    • Title: The Persistence of the Criminal Justice Gender Gap: Evidence from 200 Years of Judicial Decisions
    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Wouter Dessein - Columbia Business School​
    • Title: Coordination and Organization Design: Theory and Micro-evidence (joint with Ho-Fu Lo  and Chieko Minami)
    • Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  • Mathias KLEIN - DIW Berlin
    • Title: Monetary Policy and Household (De-)leveraging
    • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Jan DE LOECKER - KULeuven
    • Title: The Rise of Market Power and the Macroeconomic Implications
    • Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Artjoms IVLEVS - UWE Bristol
    • Title: Emigration and Pro-environmentalism: A Long-term, Community Perspective
    • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • David BROWNSTONE - UC Irvine
    • Title: The Neglected Impacts of Measurement Error in Applied Microeconomics with Applications to Automobile Type Choice and Utilization
    • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Philippe VAN KERM - Liser
    • Title: Trends in the Distribution of Household Incomes: the Role of Changes in the Dependence of Income Sources (joint work with Alessio Fusco and Iryna Kyzyma)
    • Wednesday, May, 16, 2018
  • Florian SCHUETT - Tilburg University
    • Title: Screening for Patent Quality
    • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Arnaud CHEVALIER - Royal Holloway
    • Title: Immigration and Redistribution: Evidence from 8 Million Forced Migrants (joint with Benjamin Elsner, Andreas Lichter & Nico Pestel)
    • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Manolis GALENIANOS - Royal Holloway
    • Title: Referral Networks and Inequality.
    • Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  • Mariana ZERPA - KULeuven
    • Title: Preschool Education and Child Development and Health: Evidence from State Pre-K Programs
    • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Andrea ALBANESE - Liser
    • Title: Unemployment Benefits and Job Destruction: Evidence from Italy
    • Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Sebastian FLEITAS - KULeuven
    • Title: Dynamic Competition and Price Regulation When Consumers Have Inertia: Evidence from Medicare
    • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Christian MERKL - Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg​
    • Title: Hartz IV and the Decline of German Unemployment: a Macroeconomic Evaluation.
    • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Christophe GÖRTZ - University of Birmingham​
    • Title: How do Firms Finance Lumpy Adjustment?
    • Wednesday, December 20, 2017
  • Falko JUESSEN - Wuppertal
    • Title:  Estimating Labor-Supply Elasticities with Joint Borrowing Constraints of Couples
    • Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Werner BROUWER
    • Title: The Value of Health
    • Wednesday, November 22, 2017
  • Francis BLOCH
    • Title: The Formation of Partnerships in Social Networks
    • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Christian BREDEMEIER - University of Cologne​​
    • Title: Interest Rate Spreads and Forward Guidance
    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • Mathieu PARENTI - Université libre de Bruxelles (ECARES)
    • title: A Theory of New Trade Agreement
    • date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • Olivier MARIE-  Erasmus School of Economics Rotterdam
    • title: Does Making Sick Leave Costly Reduce Absenteeism?
    • date: Wednesday June, 7, 2017
  • Krisztina KIS-KATOS - University of Göttingen
    • title: Educational attainment in the neighborhood of conflicts: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
    • date: Wednesday May 10, 2017
  • Mathias REYNAERT - Toulouse School of Economics
    •  title: Corrective Policy and Goodhart’s Law: the Case of Carbon Emissions from Automobiles
    • date: Wednesday May 3, 2017
  • Pierre W.C. KONING - Universteit Leiden
    • title: Graded return to work for long-term sick-listed workers
    • date: Wednesday March 29, 2017
  • Raf WOUTERS - National Bank of Belgium
    • title: Challenges for central banks: macro models
    • date: Wednesday March 1, 2017
  • Frans SPINNEWIJN - KULeuven
    • title: Responsabilization and punishment in unemployment
    • date: Wednesday February 1, 2017
  • Werner BROUWER - Erasmus University Rotterdam
    • title: The value of health gains
    • date: Wednesday December 21, 2016
  • Koen DECLERCQ - KULeuven
    • title: Study progression in higher education: The impact of ex post selection
    • date: Wednesday December 14, 2016
  • David SMERDON - University of Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute
    • title: When refugees work: The social capital effects of resettlement on host communities
    • date: Wednesday December 7, 2016
  • Melanie SIMMS - University of Leicester
    • title: Negotiating wage inequality - the role of social partners in wage equality outcomes
    • date: Friday December 2, 2016
  • Wolter HASSINK - Universiteit Utrecht
    • title: Housing careers before and during the Great Recession (joint with Jochem Zweerink)
    • date: Wednesday November 23, 2016
  • Ellen VAN DE POEL - Erasmus University Rotterdam 
    • title: Impact and spill-over effects of an asset transfer program on child malnutrition: Evidence from a randomized control trial in Bangladesh
    • date: Wednesday November 16, 2016
  • Linda COHEN - University of California, Irvine
    • title: Pigouvian taxes at odds: Freight vehicles and externalities
    • date: Wednesday October 26, 2016
  • Bart GOLSTEYN - Maastricht University
    • title: Risk Attitudes across the Life Course
    • date: Wednesday October 5, 2016
  • Robert SPARROW - Wageningen UR
    • title: Globalization and social change: Gender-specific effects of trade liberalization in Indonesia (joint with Krisztina Kis-Katos & Janneke Pieters)
    • date: Wednesday September 21, 2016