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European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES)

Faculté Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management | ECARES

Interfaculty institutes | IEE: Institute of European Studies

(Code: ULB091)

Person in charge of the unit : DE ROCK Bram.

Inaugurated on November 30, 1991, ECARES (European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics) is a joint initiative of the Institut d'Etudes
Européennes (IEE) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a network of around 500 researchers
in Europe. In the Fall of 1997, ECARE then merged with the Centre d'Economie Mathématique et d'Econométrie, CEME, which had been founded at ULB in the
1970's, with as purpose to foster international quantitative research in economics at ULB. And in the Fall of 1999, the collaboration with statisticians
from ULB's Institut de Statistique et de Recherche Opérationnelle (ISRO) was officialized by the transformation of ECARE into ECARES, the 'European Centre
for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics'. These two institutional developments of the last years have thus gone in the same direction:
strengthening the connection between research in economics, econometrics and statistics while keeping our commitment to excellence and internationalization. One
mission of ECARES is to encourage high-quality research in economics with special emphasis on policy issues relevant to Western and Eastern Europe, and to
provide a meeting place for academics, professional economists, and civil servants from the EC Commission. On the academic side, ECARES keeps serving as a force
of attraction to recruit at ULB a number of non-Belgian researchers of international reputation, who have taught in the best universities in the world.
Combined with the extensive international experience of the Belgian researchers at ECARES, this feature gives our research centre a diversity which is among
the highest in Europe. In 2006, ECARES and the Center for Operation Research and Econometrics (CORE) of the Université Catholique de Louvain signed an
agreement that associates both institutions in a center of excellence called ECORE.  ECORE integrates the research activities and the doctoral programs of both
institutions.  It promotes their position on the international scene in the fields of economics, finance, operations research, econometrics and

Campus : Campus du Solbosch
Location : Bâtiment R42: 5ème et 6ème niveaux et bâtiment H: 4ème niveau
Address : CP114
Phone number : +32-2-650.30.75 / 41.38 / 38.3
Fax : +32-2-650.44.75 / 33.69
E-mail :
Web site :

Disciplines CRef :

 • Accounting measure of costs

 • Aesthetics

 • Arts

 • Cultural management

 • Current economic cycles

 • Decision and game theory

 • Econometrics

 • Economic applications

 • Economy of transition

 • European economics

 • Financial economics

 • Mathematical models of decision support

 • Mathematical statistics

 • Methodologies of economic science

 • Prospecting management

 • Public economics

 • Regional economics

 • Rural economics and of natural ressources

 • Statistical analysis and applied statistics

 • Stochastic processes

 • Theory of social choice and welfare

Domains of the unit :

 • European Studies, International Relations and globalisation

 • Mathematics and Statistics