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Gani AldashevGani Aldashev is a member of the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) and research affiliate of the Centre for Research in the Economics of Development (CRED) at the University of Namur.
He received his B.A. in International Economics from the American University of Paris, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Bocconi University (Milan). His main research interests are in development economics, political economics, and economic history.

Political Economy

Laurent Bouton

Laurent Bouton holds a Ph.D. in Economics (Université libre de Bruxelles, ECARES, 2009). He is a FNRS Research Associate at the Universite libre de Bruxelles (Fellow at ECARES) and Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgetown University. He is a Faculty Research Fellow of the NBER, and a Research Affiliate of the CEPR. His main research interest is political economy.

Energy Economics and Policy

Julie CareyJulie Carey is an energy economist and a Director with Navigant Consulting, Inc. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where she teaches a graduate level course in energy economics. Julie has more than 20 years of experience addressing economic issues across the energy sector including: power, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, renewables, coal, pipelines and railroad industries as well as energy intensive industries such as manufacturing and chemicals.

Julie’s expertise includes economic analyses of market dynamics (supply, demand and pricing) as well as market structure, competition, market manipulation claims and regulatory economics. Julie also has substantial experience conducting macroeconomic modeling (i.e. jobs, GDP, taxes) and environmental analysis (e.g. greenhouse gases GHG) and with energy contracting practices.

In addition, she frequently analyzes economic damages (historical and future lost profit analyses) and conducts asset valuation analyses in breach of contract and other types of commercial disputes. She has assessed and quantified economic damages and valuations in dozens of cases.

She frequently provides expert evidence in regulatory proceedings and in commercial disputes, including courts and international arbitrations. She has provided expert evidence in report or testimony form on more than 50 occasions.

Microeconomics
Micael CastanheiraMicael Castanheira (SBS-EM) is a senior research fellow with the Belgian National Science Foundation and works at ECARES and a professor at Solvay, where he also teaches microeconomics and political economics. His main research topics include the political economics of collective decisions, and of reforms.

Micael is a contributor to leading scientific journals, such as Econometrica, The Journal of the European Economic Association, The Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review, International Tax and Public Finance and the Journal of Public Economics. He is also a member of the scientific board of the Price Observatory of the Belgian government and the National Bank of Belgium, and has worked as an external expert for several companies and institutions (a.o. the World Bank, and the Bertelsmann Foundation)

International Trade

Paola ConconiPaola Conconi is a Professor of Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a member of the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) and Research Associate of the Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS).

She received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Bologna, a M.A. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warwick. Her main research interests are in international trade, firm organization, and political economy.

She is a Research Fellow of the CEPR International Trade and Regional Economics Program and the Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development.

REFRESHER IN MATHS AND STATISTICS.

gassnerMarjorie holds a PhD in Mathematics, ULB (1989). Her main research fields are Political Economics and Collective Decisions. She is member of CRISP and CEVIPOL. She teaches mathematics at ULB.

Mathematical Methods (BOOTCAMP)

Bram de Rock

Bram De Rock holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics (KULeuven, 2006) and a Ph.D. in Economics (KULeuven, 2007). He teaches advanced mathematics courses to students in economics at SBS-EM. His research interests are household consumer behavior, revealed preference theory and nonparametric production and efficiency analysis.

Mathematical Methods (BOOTCAMP)

Thomas Demuynck has a Phd in Economics (Ghent University, 2008). He held a postdoc position at the K.U.Leuven from 2009 until 2013 and held a position at Maastricht University from 2013 until 2016. He’s currently professor of economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a member of the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES).

His main research interests are revealed preference theory, choice and demand theory and theoretical economics in general.

Public Policy Workshop

Antonio Estache

Antonio Estache has a PhD in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Until end of 2007 he was Chief Economist of the Sustainable Development Network of the World Bank where he worked for 25 years. He joined ECARES full time as the beneficiary of the Bernard Van Ommeslaghe Chair on January 1, 2008. He is also associated with the CEPR in London. He currently teaches Public Economics, Regulatory Economics, Development Economics and Environmental Economics.

REFRESHER IN MATHS AND STATISTICS (BOOTCAMP)

gassnerMarjorie holds a PhD in Mathematics, ULB (1989). Her main research fields are Political Economics and Collective Decisions. She is member of CRISP and CEVIPOL. She teaches mathematics at ULB.

Agricultural and Food Policy
Design and Measurement of the Impact of Public Policies

Tatiana Goetghebuer

Tatiana Goetghebuer has a PhD in Economics from the University of Namur. She currently works as an independent consultant on impact evaluation for the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Health Economics

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Anne Hall holds a PhD in Economics from MIT and is currently a researcher in Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce. Anne’s areas of interest include health, public finance, applied econometrics, and industrial organization.

Microeconomics

Georg KirschtegerGeorg Kirchsteiger holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Vienna (1993). Before he moved to Brussels in 2004, he worked at the University of Vienna, at the CentER in Tilburg, and at the University of Maastricht. In 2000 he received the Hicks-Tinbergen Medal of the EEA (with E. Fehr and A. Riedl).

Microeconomics
Environmental Economics

Alex Marten

Alex Marten is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and an economist at the National Center for Environmental Economics (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). He holds a PhD in Economics from North Carolina State University. His current research interests include electricity sector modeling/analysis, energy economics, and climate change economics.

Environmental Economics

Steve Newbold

Steve Newbold works as an economist & environmental policy analyst at the National Center for Environmental Economics (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) He holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Davis. His general research areas include ecological and economic modeling for environmental policy evaluation, especially benefit-cost analysis.

International Trade

Mathieu Parenti

Mathieu Parenti joined the Université Libre de Bruxelles as an Assistant Professor of Economics in September 2015. Previously, he was an assistant professor at Université Catholique de Louvain. He has received his Ph.D. in Economics at the Paris School of Economics in 2012.

His research is at the intersection of International Trade and Industrial Organization.


Data Analysis

Franco Peracchi is the Director of Masters Programs in Economics and a Professor of the Practice at Georgetown University. He is also a Fellow of the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) in Rome, Italy. After receiving a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the LSE, and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University, he taught at UCLA, NYU, Universidad Carlos III and the University of Rome Tor Vergata. His research interests include econometrics, labor and health economics, and the economics of social security and pensions. He is currently working on a variety of issues including long-term effects of growing up in wartime, cognitive decline among the elderly, distribution regression and approaches to model selection.

Data Analysis

Innovation and Science & Technology Policy
Solvay Brussels School - Economics & Management - Faculty pictureBruno van Pottelsberghe is Full-Time Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) and Senior Research Fellow at Bruegel, a Brussels-based Think-Tank. As holder of the Solvay S.A. Chair of Innovation he teaches courses on the economics and management of innovation and intellectual property. For his research activities, he is also affiliated to ECARES and CEB (ULB). His research interests focus on the effectiveness of science and technology policies, patent policies, regulations and innovation. He has so far supervised about 12 Ph.D. research fellows. Bruno van Pottelsberghe was Chief Economist of the European Patent Office (EPO) from 2005 to 2007, is Advisor to the President and Rector of the ULB for technology transfer issues since 2004, and is Dean of the SBS-EM since 2011.

Data Analysis

Francis VellaFrancis Vella received his PhD from the University of Rochester in 1990 and is currently a Professor and the Edmond Villani Chair in Economics in the Economics Department at Georgetown University. His field of research is in the development and application of microeconometric methods.

Design and Measurement of the Impact of Public Policies
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Philip Verwimp obtained his PhD in Economics from the KU Leuven in January 2003 with a dissertation on the political economy of development and genocide in Rwanda. He studied Economics and Sociology in Antwerp, Leuven and Göttingen. Philip specialises in the economic causes and consequences of conflict at the micro-level and has done quantitative work on the death toll of the genocide and on the demography of post-genocide Rwanda. He currently works on poverty, health, gender and entrepreneurship in conflict-affected countries. He co-founded and co-directs the Households in Conflict Network (http://www.hicn.org/).

Philip received a doctoral fellowship from the Fund for Scientific Research (1997-2001) and was a Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation (1998) and a Fulbright-Hays Fellow (2004) at Yale University. He worked for the World Bank as a Poverty Economist (2005) and received the Jacques Rozenberg Award from the Auschwitz Foundation for his dissertation. He also won two Best Paper Awards from the Journal of Peace Research and from the European Society of Criminology. Philip taught Development Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam (Institute of Social Studies), the University of Antwerp, Leuven, Utrecht and the National University of Burundi. He currently teaches Development Economics at ULB where he holds the Alain and Marie Philippson Chair in Sustainable Human Development.

Macroeconomics