Research centres

Regional Economics and Economic Policy (Centre for Research in Regional Economics and Economic Policy - CERPE)

It carries out theoretical work in the areas of local public economics and of economic geography. It also studies the socio-economic evolution of Wallonia to aid the public decision-making.

Development Economics (Centre for Research in the Economics of Development - CRED)

The CRED’s main research domain is the applied micro-economic analysis of development issues, with an emphasis on institutional issues. These involve (1) aid and governance, (2) property rights, (3) power, conflicts and agrarian relations, (4) institutions, social norms and economic development, (5) education and child labour, (6) microcredit and (7) poverty and the environment. Its members are very active in international scientific collaborations and networks, as well as in teaching development economics at all academic levels.

Financial Management (Centre for Research in Finance and Management - CeReFiM)

The centre focuses on the financial management of firms and their interaction with financial markets (empirical and theoretical studies). It also deals with market microstructure, volatility and organization of financial markets. Projects are carried out in collaboration with the private sector and other university research centres in management or finance, both in Belgium and in other countries.

Marketing (Centre for Research on Consumption and Leisure - CeRCLe)

The research centre aims at developing theoretical as well as applied research in marketing and more specifically regarding consumption and leisure issues. The main research fields are tourism, cultural management, leisure and shopping activities. The centre also seeks to be a place for collaboration between the research community and professionals of the private and public sectors concerned by this area.

Communication, Political and Social Sciences (Department of Communication, Political and Social Sciences)

Each of the two groups composing the Department that is political science and communication, examines social relations from a specific vantage point, using clear-cut concepts and methods. Both of them aim to encourage teaching and research activities with broad multidisciplinarity. As such, research in political science and communication interweaves insights accumulated by history, economics, philosophy and sociology.

Inter-Faculty Research centres