The Center for Economic Studies is the Economics Department of the KU Leuven. Currently the full-time academic staff of the department includes 22 professors, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Frank Verboven. The research covers a wide range of areas in the broadly defined field of economics.
All CES research groups have built up considerable expertise in their fields, producing fundamental and policy-oriented research that finds an outlet in top general and specialized journals. The research groups also participate in many European, national and regional research projects. Professors are often called upon by national and international policy makers to give scientific advice. The Center attracts international guest professors as well as research assistants.
LES: 'Hoe referenda kunnen bijdragen tot een efficiëntere lokale overheid' by Kristof De Witte
André Decoster nominated for the 2015 Taxman Award
Pioneer Award 2015 en Society Award 2015 for CES Faculty
Prof. Thomas PIKETTY holds Gaston Eyskens Chair 2015.
W. Sas & K. Spiritus:De ECB kan de economie ook aanzwengelen met een beperkt monetair basisinkomen (De Tijd - 09/04/15)
A. Decoster & W. Sas:Tekort Vlaamse begroting niet schuld van nieuwe financieringswet (De Standaard - 03/04/15)
J. Van Biesebroeck:Volvo Gent is niet helemaal kansloos (De Tijd - 31/03/15)
The Gaston Eyskens Chair was founded in 1975, on the occasion of the promotion of Prof. Dr. Gaston Eyskens to professor emeritus. This chair is intended to promote the teaching of theoretical and applied economics by organising bi-annually a series of lectures to be given by outstanding economists.
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