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The welfare and poverty of rural households in times of war and peace: a micro-economic analysis with Burundese and Rwandese panel data. 01/10/2007 - 31/01/2010

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    Policy Study Centre Foreign policy, Toerism and Recreation (2007-2011). 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2011

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    This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand the Flemish Public Service. UA provides the Flemish Public Service research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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    Business groups, political connections and institutions: a long-term analysis. 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2010

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    This project takes a long-term perspective on the role of business groups. Using a unique database of Belgium listed companies over the 19th and 20th century, and taking into account the evolution of institutions, we study how business groups affect company performance, and how business groups use political connections to pursue the interests of their owners.

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    Construction of a "Bell-20 index" for all stock quoted shares on the Brussel Stock Exchange during the period 1832-2005. Comparison with the returns on the Belgian Banking sector, the risk free rate and the all share index and other portfolios. 01/10/2006 - 31/12/2008

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    The project has practical objectives and aims at calculating a "BEL-20 index" (capital gain as well as total return index) for the period 1832-2005 for the Brussels Stock Exchange. These indices will be compared with returns calculated for the risk free rate, for the banking sector, for the all share index and other portfolios of the Brussels Stock Exchange for the same period. By doing so a brand new benchmark will be available for a long historical period.

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      Causes and Consequences of Interlocking Directorships and Seat Accumulation in Belgian Companies. 01/01/2004 - 31/12/2007

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      In this research project we investigate the causes and consequences of interlocking directorships and seat accumulation in Belgian companies. First, we investigate the determinants of interlocking directorships. Second, we investigate how interlocking directorships on firm value. To what extent do interlocking directorships destroy or create value? We analyze the impact on both stock market value and accounting profitability, taking into account other firm characteristics. In a first part of the study, we investigate interlocking directorships of listed Belgian companies in the period 1893-1935.

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      Regional peace and security through economic integration : the applicability of the EU-model in SAARC. 01/10/2003 - 31/03/2008

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        The forgotten stock exchanges of Belgium, a view on the stock exchange beyond a Antwerp and Brussels perspective in the long 19th century. 01/10/2003 - 30/09/2006

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          Study on scope and opportunities of an EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA). 21/01/2002 - 15/04/2002

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            Competitive intelligence in the Flemish business community and the business supporting institutions. 01/01/2002 - 31/12/2003

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              Research of 'Moniteur des Intérets Matériels' regarding its value for the analysis of the stock exchanges in Belgium during the period 1851-1914. 01/01/2002 - 31/12/2002

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                A comparative study of the competitive intelligence practices in South Africa and Flanders. 17/12/2001 - 31/12/2005

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                  The forgotten stock exchanges of Belgium, a view on the stock exchange beyond a Antwerp and Brussels perspective in the long 19th century. 01/10/2001 - 30/09/2003

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                    TOR for a study on forced or compulsory labour 01/06/2001 - 10/12/2001

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                      The measurement of the vulnerability of legal economic sectors for organised crime. Fine-tuning of existing methodologies and application to the case study of the Belgian diamond sector. 01/12/2000 - 28/02/2003

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                        The Cataloguising and the Digitising of the Brussels' Stock Exchange Archive. 01/01/1998 - 31/12/2001

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                        The project aims to cataloguise company specific information and digitise price information contained in the archive of the BSE. Furthermore, empirical finance research and historical research will be initiated based on this database.

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                          01/01/1998 - 31/12/1999

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                          • Promotor: Meeusen Wim
                          • Co-promotor: Cuyvers Ludo
                          • Co-promotor: Rayp Glenn

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                            Social clauses and policy implications for the Belgian developmentcooperation. 01/01/1997 - 31/12/1997

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                            The research entails the construction of a "social development index" which allows for as many countries as possible, the capacity and willing to implement international social standards. In addition case studies are investigded in order to assess the likely consequence of such implementation.

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                              Activities of Belgian enterprises in developing countries: A strategic approach. 01/05/1995 - 30/04/1997

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                              As the globalization of the world economy intensifies, more and more companies begin to set up production units in developing countries. This project tackles this problem through case studies and has a didactical approach.

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                              • Promotor: Van den Bulcke Daniël
                              • Co-promotor: Cuyvers Ludo
                              • Co-promotor: Van Herbruggen Charles

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                                The impact of social clauses : Implications for the Belgian developmentpolicy. 01/02/1995 - 31/01/1996

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                                The research gives an overview of the literature on the impact of social clauses on economic welfare and inventories existing implementation measures. Using this overview the instrument is assessed from the point of view of development cooperation.

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                                  01/04/1994 - 31/03/1995

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                                    01/05/1993 - 30/04/1994

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                                      22/03/1993 - 21/05/1993

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                                        01/09/1992 - 31/05/1997

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                                          01/12/1991 - 31/05/1993

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                                            18/11/1991 - 18/09/1992

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                                              01/10/1991 - 30/09/1995

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                                                01/10/1991 - 30/09/1992

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