ECARES: 25th Birthday celebration


This year, the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) celebrates its 25th birthday. The objective of this SBS-EM research centre is to foster excellence in research and high-quality graduate education in economics, econometrics and statistics. ECARES has also developed a Doctoral School which offers an internationally competitive, high quality PhD programme in Economics and Statistics and in Quantitative Economics. It attracts many first-class European and non-European students. The outstanding quality of its PhD programme is reflected in the success of its graduates in the academic job market.

Leading researchers

ECARES fellows are leading researchers in a number of fields, including the behaviour and organisation of firms and markets, international trade, political economy, theory and empirics of household behaviour, theory and applications of econometrics and the development of nonparametric and robust statistical methods. Many ECARES researchers have received grants from the European Research Council (ERC) and other prestigious prizes and awards. ECARES collaborates with CORE (the UC Louvain Centre for Operations Research and Econometrics) and the CES (KULeuven Centre for Economic Studies), with which it has created a joint centre of excellence – ECORES – incorporating the research activities and
doctoral programmes of the three institutions.


To celebrate the 25th anniversary of ECARES, a workshop was organised at the end of November at which some of the young (at heart) team members presented one of their recent research papers. This workshop provided a lively demonstration of the research centre’s versatility and showed that the current generation is still driven by similar problems to those experienced by the founding fathers (and mothers).

Christina Lemaire:

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