Lunch Seminars in Economics


CALL: 2013

DOMAIN: SC - Societal Challenges


LAST NAME: Bertinelli



HOST INSTITUTION: University of Luxembourg


START: 2013-11-15

END: 2013-06-19


Submitted Abstract

The Lunch Seminar in Economics and Management has been launched in 2005, two years after the inception of the University of Luxembourg. Its aim is to (i) provide a forum for exchange of ideas between scholars and with economic actors outside academia; (ii) keep scholars informed about the frontier of research in various areas of economics and management, in a broad sense; (iii) reinforce the link between researchers from UL and other research institutions in Luxembourg, and foreign academics; and (iv) place research in economics and management at UL on the international map, by giving the opportunity to foreign scholars to get to know the department of economics and management.In order to achieve this aim, renowned scholars all over Europe and overseas have been invited to the Seminar, and we perpetuate our goal to try to increase every year the quality and the diversity of our guests. So far, the Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) has welcomed over 120 speakers, several of whom came from Ivy league universities in the US. For the coming academic year, we will have the pleasure to welcome Prof. Philippe Aghion from Harvard University in late January 2014. Prof. Aghion is amongst the most renowned scholars in growth theories (besides Prof. Galor from Brown University, who visited CREA this academic year), and is certainly one of the very serious candidates for the Nobel prize in the coming years.Note finally, that in order to meet in particular points (iii) and (iv) mentioned above, we always ask our guests to stay for at least 1-2 days in our department. This gives us the opportunity to reinforce ties, but also for any interested person, to meet the speaker in an guest-office space. This experience has been very fruitful, and has benefited many scholars in CREA as well as persons outside UL and PhD and post-doc students. The programme of the 2013/14 Lunch Seminar in Economics and Management will welcome 22 speakers, 18 of which have already confirmed their venue. A list of these speakers, as well as their affiliation can be found in application form of this document. Topics tackled in this Seminar Series are broad, and address the latest development in specific areas of economics.NB: the seminar series stretches over the whole academic year, i.e. from Sept. 25, 2013 to June 18, 2014. In our application for financial support from FNR, we have presented all the events of the series. However, as you can see from the budgetary part, we ask financial support from Nov. 15 on only, so as to comply with FNR guidelines, stating that the funding of the activity can only start by Nov. 15 at the earliest.

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